Posts Tagged ‘UPS’

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    How and why does UPS get my package to me so fast?

    May 10, 14 • 342 Views • No Comments

    Occasionally, I have asked the UPS man who is always so gracious to wait a moment at my front door while I go to the kitchen. Taking a minute or so, I grab an apple for him. In a Planet Money interview, the person in charge of UPS data said that,...  [read more]

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    Drones That Can Deliver Your Pizza…and More

    Dec 3, 13 • 533 Views • No Comments

    Long before Jeff Bezos told Charlie Rose that drones would be delivering our Amazon packages, Dominos was showing how they could transport pizza. And here is the Amazon “Prime Air” version of a drone delivery: The drone delivery initiative,...  [read more]

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    iPhone 5 Economics

    Sep 13, 12 • 1801 Views • No Comments

    Explaining the probable impact of the new Apple iPhone, one UPS employee recalled the impact of the last new iPad launch.  At its internal hubs, UPS created more work hours for part timers and enjoyed more revenue because of the volume spike that lasted for...  [read more]

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    You’ve Got Mail?

    May 19, 12 • 421 Views • No Comments

    During dinner this evening, my friend said that she loves her local post office. A very small branch in a teeny building, they know her name, her needs, and are a neighborhood institution. But, is it worth $1 billion a month? During the first 3 months of...  [read more]

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    Can the USPS Deliver?

    Jul 25, 11 • 272 Views • No Comments

    You’ve got mail? Maybe not on Saturday. As explained in a Teaching Company lecture (#28), the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) faces competition from UPS and FedEx, from email, faxes, and texts. Their salaries average 30% higher than the private sector, they...  [read more]