UPS To Spend $600 Million On Improving Efficiency

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News.Com reports that UPS is more than halfway through a $600 million plan to build a suite of software and hardware products that it hopes will save it a similar amount annually when fully in place by 2007. Mark Hopkins, a UPS vice president and head of the team implementing the overhaul, says the goal of the new system is to shave minutes off the time it takes to deliver each package. Spread across the entire organization UPS believes the system, called "package flow technology," will save it 100 million miles annually, a reduction of about 14 million gallons of fuel and 130,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year.
"If I could reduce one mile from the trip of every driver, it would have a significant impact on the organization." :: News.Com