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UPS loves logistics and is looking to start engaging with others who share its passion -- and who have an appreciation for the modern complexities of combining the latest technology with efficient supply chains. The global economy is more interconnected than ever before, and global logistics can make the difference between success and failure. The competitive advantage that integrated global logistics provides can help to improve customer service, to expand into new markets and to improve the bottom line -- and we'd like to hear about your stories.
To start off this conversation, we're interested in hearing about "new logistics" -- such as experiences involving small businesses that have leveraged logistics to take advantage of international markets, or how logistics helped you and your company to better compete with larger companies by creating new opportunities, or simply explanations of what "new logistics" means to you and how it has helped build up your company's operations.
Relevant information to include in your insights:
- The type of business you're describing and how logistical obstacles are met
- Summaries of how your logistical challenges were ultimately successfully resolved
- Examples of modern logistics -- describing the challenges for smaller businesses just starting out
- Technologies that have advanced (or will improve) logistic operations (eg. RFID, 4G wireless networks, etc)