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thebestevidence 502 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 14, 2016 9:28 AM Member since: Jan 29, 2000
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  • thebestevidence thebestevidence Apr 14, 2016 9:28 AM Flag

    The experts disagree with you. What are your credentials to determine this a failure - observations of a handful of drivers in one building? Very scientific...

    Apr 11, 2016. The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading association for analytics professionals, announced it has awarded UPS its 2016 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences. To win the award, UPS's On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation (ORION) project demonstrated how operations research (O.R.) can be used to realize hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings.

    The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research (O.R.), management science, and analytics.

  • UPS is investing in startup Deliv Inc., which gives them an opportunity to observe the demand for so-called last-mile delivery. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based Deliv uses contract drivers to pick up items at stores and deliver them directly to homes within the same day.

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    You are all missing the point regarding

    by jbpsb1 Jan 23, 2016 11:45 PM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Jan 24, 2016 9:44 AM Flag

    Amazon is UPS's largest single customer, contributing about $1 billion to the top line. But if Amazon was to drop UPS tomorrow, it would only reduce expected revenues for 2016 by 1.67%. This year's total revenues stand at about $60 billion. Amazon is only a small part of total revenues. UPS is well-diversified, to say the least.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • thebestevidence thebestevidence Jan 23, 2016 9:54 PM Flag

    Amazon is UPS's largest single customer, contributing about $1 billion to the top line. But if Amazon was to drop UPS tomorrow, it would only reduce expected revenues for 2016 by 1.67%. This year's total revenues stand at about $60 billion. Amazon is only a small part of total revenues. UPS is well-diversified, to say the least.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • thebestevidence thebestevidence Jan 23, 2016 5:58 PM Flag

    Amazon is UPS's largest single customer, contributing about $1 billion to the top line. But if Amazon was to drop UPS tomorrow, it would only reduce expected revenues for 2016 by 1.67%. This year's total revenues stand at about $60 billion. Amazon is only a small part of total revenues. UPS is well-diversified, to say the least.

  • thebestevidence thebestevidence Jan 19, 2016 9:00 AM Flag

    Can you post a link to the post on Twitter?

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    AMAZON

    by bmoc0325 Jan 12, 2016 7:17 AM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Jan 12, 2016 9:31 AM Flag

    First, all available press reports indicate Amazon spend with UPS is about $1B/year so your figures are inaccurate - more like $20M/wk. Second, although Amazon may be testing out alternative delivery methods, no reasonable person thinks they will suddenly stop using UPS (or Fedex or USPS) overnight - it would take them years for them to become 100% self sufficient, if that is even possible. Third, UPS gross revenue is about $60B so the 100% loss of Amazon (assuming that is even possible) is not a major loss in the grand scheme of things. Finally, the profit on Amazon shipments is minimal so losing low yield, low revenue, high cost shipments is actually beneficial to UPS in the long term. Why do you think FedEx walked away from a large chuck of SmartPost business last year?

    You are correct however to start updating your own financial folder and buy UPS for the long term. The roadside is littered with those that have bet against UPS.

  • thebestevidence thebestevidence Jan 4, 2016 10:28 AM Flag

    UPS rarely pays claims on items not packaged to guidelines. If your complaint is with Brainstorm, have you sent messages to them on their website as opposed to here?

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    Boxes left at front door............

    by jamescasey420 Dec 30, 2015 2:39 PM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Dec 31, 2015 11:45 AM Flag

    The driver has no idea what's in the box nor its value. If the shipper wanted to, they could have made the package a "signature required" package - it was their choice not to do so. You need to call the shipper and have them start a claim with UPS and send you a replacement. If the package was stolen, call the police - it's no different than if someone stole something that was in your yard.

    Sign up for UPS MyChoice and you will not have any of these issues. You will know what packages are coming and when they will be delivered, you can specify exactly where you want the packages left, you can electronically sign for a shipment and you can redirect a shipment to a UPS Access Point if that is easier/more secure for you.

  • thebestevidence thebestevidence Dec 31, 2015 11:42 AM Flag

    Sign up for UPS MyChoice and you will not have any of these issues. You will know what packages are coming and when they will be delivered, you can specify exactly where you want the packages left, you can electronically sign for a shipment and you can redirect a shipment to a UPS Access Point if that is easier/more secure for you. UPS solves problems.

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    AMZN Buying Trucks - UPS is toast

    by sudmilch Dec 4, 2015 2:09 PM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Dec 5, 2015 4:38 PM Flag

    Can you post a source to this claim? If you can't, than this is a baseless claim and simply your opinion. As UPS has stated in their annual report that no single customer represents more than 10% of overall volume, it is impossible for your opinion to be fact.

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    When are the Pilots going on Strike?

    by blackhills1234 Nov 9, 2015 11:17 AM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Nov 12, 2015 9:56 PM Flag

    Your driver is part of the negotiations?

    The strike vote is really a toothless tiger.

    Under the Railway Labor Act, airline contracts do not expire, they become amendable. Their terms remain in force while the new contract is negotiated. This is true even after a strike authorization vote, which is simply a routine show of solidarity in airline negotiations that is legally irrelevant to the actual proceedings.

    Even with a strike authorization in hand, the union leadership has to ask a federal mediator to release the union from negotiation. The mediator can choose to ignore that request or initiate a 30-day cooling off period.

    In its 27-year history, UPS Airlines has negotiated four contracts with its pilots.

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    99.62% Strike Vote from the Pilots!

    by blackhills1234 Oct 23, 2015 9:52 PM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Oct 25, 2015 3:42 PM Flag

    It could be 100% and still means very little. Strike vote was authorized on previous agreements and nothing happened. The average consumer and business is not paying attention to this and very little, if any, business will be lost.

    Yep, sounds horrible flying at UPS...

    UPS captains earn a minimum $255,128 a year, and often take home about $35,000 more. By comparison, the next highest-paid captains at FedEx make $230,379 as a guarantee.

    The average pay for all UPS pilots, including captains and first officers, is $238,000, and they also have a benefits packages with two company-funded retirement plans in addition to a traditional 401K and pension. Union members receive health insurance that costs them a third less than what a typical U.S. family, with far lower income, pays.

    4 years for an agreement? UPS should simply accept the first offer the union makes and vice versa? Much ado about nothing.

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    99.62% Strike Vote from the Pilots!

    by blackhills1234 Oct 23, 2015 9:52 PM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Oct 25, 2015 12:56 PM Flag

    The strike vote is really a toothless tiger.

    Under the Railway Labor Act, airline contracts do not expire, they become amendable. Their terms remain in force while the new contract is negotiated. This is true even after a strike authorization vote, which is simply a routine show of solidarity in airline negotiations that is legally irrelevant to the actual proceedings.

    Even with a strike authorization in hand, the union leadership has to ask a federal mediator to release the union from negotiation. The mediator can choose to ignore that request or initiate a 30-day cooling off period. Once that period expires, a strike could happen, Gaudet said.

    In its 27-year history, UPS Airlines has negotiated four contracts with its pilots.

    OK, you can go back to your saber rattling if it makes you feel better.

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    Fuel Surcharge! Isn't fuel dropping?

    by jamescasey420 Sep 1, 2015 5:39 PM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Sep 2, 2015 8:35 AM Flag

    Have you posted this question on the message boards of every single transportation company that is charging a fuel surcharge, including the airlines? If not, you are clearly biased against UPS and your posts cannot be taken seriously. Industry wide practice, not just UPS.

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    What's wrong with this picture?

    by xitabil Apr 7, 2015 10:44 AM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Apr 11, 2015 9:33 AM Flag

    Specifically, what would Washington do in this particular case to influence this sale? Who would they give money to in this case that would affect the outcome of this purchase?

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    What's wrong with this picture?

    by xitabil Apr 7, 2015 10:44 AM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Apr 10, 2015 10:44 AM Flag

    Has nothing to do with Washington contacts since TNT is a European HQ company with limited presence in the US. Simply a marketshare issue. UPS has about 17% marketshare in Europe and if they acquired TNT would have been the largest player in Europe. FedEx has limited share in Europe and with the acquisition will now have about 17% share, leveling the playing field.

    If I was an investor in TNT I would not approve the deal since UPS offered substantially more two years ago versus the FedEx offer. The shareholders should not approve the deal and should pressure FedEx for a better offer.

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    New Hires Better Off On Welfare

    by blu_eyed_chap Mar 19, 2015 9:54 AM
    thebestevidence thebestevidence Mar 20, 2015 9:02 AM Flag

    If things are so bad at UPS, why work there? There are plenty of other options for employment. Why would any reasonable person work at a place they think is so bad for them?

  • thebestevidence thebestevidence Feb 17, 2015 9:09 PM Flag

    True, no passenger MD-11s are in service but there certainly are parts and support outside the US. The worldwide fleet of MD-11s consists exclusively of freighters with 142 in commercial service; the five largest operators are FedEx Express (60), UPS Airlines (38), Lufthansa Cargo (15), Martinair Holland (6), and Sky Lease Cargo (6).

    Are you posting on the FDX board about the MD-11 since they are the largest operator of the aircraft? It's going to be many years before they replace their MD-11s with 777s. They have already delayed additional deliveries of the 777 and have converted some 777 orders for 767s (which do not replace the MD-11).

    It's truly frightening if you are a maintenance sup with the amount of incorrect information you post on this board.

  • thebestevidence thebestevidence Feb 13, 2015 8:12 AM Flag

    Trying to change the subject to the stock price now? You claimed what I posted was "simply false" so can you back up your statement?

    Facts, not opinions.

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