When Left is Right
March 19, 2015 - Economic Club of Indiana - Indianapolis, IN: “Leadership starts with a vision,” according to Myron Gray, president of U.S. Operations. “But the route to realizing that vision is never perfect and almost never direct. It’s filled with crossroads and multiple options.”
Why Free Trade Matters: a Corporate Perspective
March 12, 2015 – World Trade Center – Philadelphia, PA: The explosive development of emerging markets and the growth of empowered consumers are among the disruptions shattering the concept of business as usual. “We see disruption on an unprecedented scale,” Seward said.
The Business of Ethics - and Why We Need a New Framework
March 6, 2015 - Siena College - Loudonville, NY: Kate Gutmann, senior vice president of worldwide sales and solutions for UPS, spoke about business ethics at the Lewis Golub Executive Lecture Series at Siena College. Gutmann focused on the need to consider the reality, rules and relevance when questioning ethical or unethical business practices.
Connecting a Global Economy Through Trade
January 20, 2015 - Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center - Cambridge, MA: When it’s easier to trade, more trade happens. But expanding trade creates both challenges and opportunities for our modes and systems of transportation. As Rich McArdle, UPS’s Mid Atlantic District Manager says, navigating this global chess board can be frustrating and delicate work for transportation and trade alike.
Building Cities on a Foundation of Cooperation
October 23, 2014 - Association of Metropolitan Planning Organization's Annual Conference - Atlanta, GA: Against a backdrop of surging urban populations, crumbling infrastructure and dwindling public funding, metropolitan planners are creating the vision for transportation networks that will support the growth and vitality of cities today and well into the future. A key to their success, according to Myron Gray, president of U.S. Operations for UPS, will be the same unique human trait that gave rise to the first cities centuries ago: cooperation.
More Than a Numbers Game
August 28, 2014 - 96th Annual American Legion National Convention - Charlotte, NC: At every point in our history, veterans have returned home from war to lead and accomplish great things. Veterans coming home today have the same potential. Business just needs to give them a place to start and a place to grow, according to Myron Gray, president of U.S. Operations for UPS.
Strategic Priorities and UPS’ Role as a Corporate Citizen of Atlanta
July 14, 2014 - The Rotary Club of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA: In his first speech in Atlanta since being named CEO-elect, UPS Chief Operating Officer David Abney spoke about his strategic priorities and UPS’ role as a corporate citizen of Atlanta. His remarks as prepared for delivery follow.
Remarks to Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
June 7, 2014 - Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - Atlanta: Eduardo Martinez, president of the UPS Foundation, was the keynote speaker at the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Martinez encouraged chamber members – many of whom are owners and managers of Hispanic-owned businesses – to embrace disruption as a force for innovation and growth.
Capitalizing on Global Trade: A Success Story
June 3, 2014 - Discover Global Markets Business Forum - Los Angeles: Jim Barber, the president of UPS International, spoke to the Discover Global Markets Business Forum in Los Angeles. Using a local company (Medelita, which produces healthcare uniforms) as an example, Barber spoke to an audience of small- to mid-sized business owners about ways to grow their businesses through global trade.
Big Data Delivers Big Results at UPS
May 11, 2014 - Production and Operations Management Society Conference - Atlanta: Randy Stashick, president of Engineering at UPS, spoke at the Production and Operations Management Society Conference on the importance of big data and operations research when designing and implementing breakthrough changes.
Spreading the Good Word on Trade
May 8, 2014 - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Supply Chain Summit - Washington D.C.: Myron Gray, president of U.S. Operations for UPS, spoke at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Supply Chain Summit. Myron spoke about pending trade agreements and asked this question: “What is our role, mine and yours, in ensuring their success?”
Trade agreements such as those now being considered would make it easier to move goods and services across borders, directly impacting any business, large or small. Advocates of these agreements must champion for the benefits that they will provide.
Delivering on the Expectations of the 21st Century Consumer
April 13, 2014 - CASE Deliver Conference - Houston, TX: Alan Gershenhorn, the chief sales, marketing and strategy officer for UPS, talks about the challenges of business and higher education in the age of disruption. Alan also outlines that trade along with logistics can raise the remaining "last billion" out of poverty as well as impact global hunger.
Internationalization of U.S. Education in the 21st Century.
April 12, 2014 - College of William & Mary - Williamsburg, VA: Kurt Kuehn, chief financial officer for UPS, spoke at the Coalition for International Education on the campus of William and Mary about the Internationalization of U.S. Education in the 21st Century. Kurt discusses what the world of business needs from institutions of higher education to compete on a global scale.
Globalization and Trade
April 4, 2014 - Delta State University - Cleveland, MS: UPS Chief Operating Officer David Abney and an alumnus of Delta State University, spoke at the school’s annual International Business Symposium. David calls for today's graduates to consider a career in international trade. Globalization has slowed down in the last few years and the need for supporting global trade is important because easing trade restrictions can increase the global economy by $600 billion.
The Role of Logistics in an Age of Disruption
March 28, 2014 - University of Miami - Miami, FL: Kurt Kuehn, the chief financial officer of UPS, traces the history of logistics and the role of logistics in today's global economy.
UPS CFO Kurt Kuehn on Bloomberg TV
Kurt Kuehn, chief financial officer of United Parcel Service Inc., talks about the company's outlook and business strategy. Kuehn speaks with Tom Keene, Sara Eisen and Anna Edwards on Bloomberg Television's Surveillance.
The UPS Journey: Lessons from 300 Million Green Miles
UPS Chief Operating Office David Abney spoke at North America's largest alternative fuel and clean vehicle technology show. Explaining that "The greenest miles are the ones you never run," referring to how advanced route planning can be used to avoid needless miles.
UPS CFO Talks Wall Street
In a Fox Business interview with UPS CFO Kurt Kuehn, he discusses how the company creates value and invests for growth. The continuous technological improvements in the company to bring shareholders the greatest value are also reviewed.
U.S. Fiscal Policy a Drag for Business
UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis told FOX Business while the economy is on the right track, the White House's fiscal policy has been a drag on business. In the interview, Scott also discussed global growth.
The Technology Driving UPS
Dave Barnes, UPS Chief Information Officer, spoke with Fox Business on how data is used to improve efficiencies at the company.
Leading for a Better Future
Myron Gray, President, U.S. Operations, spoke about leadership at the University of California Irvine's Distinguished Speaker Series.
Public Debt and the Private Sector
UPS Chief Financial Officer Kurt Kuehn participated in a panel at the Bloomberg Washington Summit that discussed the state of the economy and the impact of public debt on business markets.
Embracing Diversity through the Power of the Law
Teri McClure, UPS's Chief Legal, Communications and Compliance Officer, spoke about the power of law in creating a multicultural environment and her personal commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Delivering a 21st Century Economy: More Trade, Less Debt, New Jobs
Scott Davis, UPS Chairman and CEO, calls on leaders in Washington DC to back away from the looming fiscal cliff and pass a bipartisan debt reduction plan in early 2013. He says policy uncertainty and lack of free trade is holding back U.S. economic growth. But, he adds, "It's not too late to act."
Where trade crosses borders, armies do not
UPS Chairman and CEO, Scott Davis, discussed the need for more global trade to grow jobs in the United States and improve conditions around the world. "Where trade crosses borders millions of people see a better future, and that makes all of us safer."
The Logistics Cloud
Dave Barnes, UPS Chief Information Officer, spoke about the power of technology to drive logistics at the ConnectShip Technology Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He said: "In the UPS logistics cloud, customers don't have to waste precious resources on creating their own global network. They tap into ours."
Class Begins Today
Scott Davis, UPS Chairman and CEO, returned to his roots in delivering the commencement keynote speech at his alma mater: Portland State University. He spoke about lessons he learned on his journey from accounting student to leader of a large multi-national business. "I've been the CEO of UPS for four years, and I learn something new every day," he said.
UPS Healthcare Forum Opening Remarks 2011
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO, addressed attendees at the UPS Healthcare Forum in Washington, D.C. Responding to questions from Mike McCurry, principal, Public Strategies Washington, the text is a summary of Davis' perspective on the economy, healthcare reform, and UPS's focus on healthcare.
The State of Global Trade Overview
UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis shared his thoughts on the global economy, discussed the importance of exports for the U.S. economy, and answered questions about different parts of the globe.
The Rough Road to an Export Economy
UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis said exports are the key to the U.S. economic recovery. In his remarks, he discussed barriers in the way of the President's Export Council goal to double U.S. exports in the next five years, and he urged business leaders to "defeat the tyranny of protectionism."
Busting the Myths of Global Trade
UPS Chief Operating Officer David Abney examined the myth that trade is bad for America. In his remarks, he applied scientific rigor to bust increasingly common notions that trade costs jobs, that U.S. businesses can't compete globally, and that the domestic market is big enough for future business growth.
UPS Healthcare Forum Opening Remarks
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO, addressed attendees at the UPS Healthcare Forum in Washington, D.C. Responding to questions from Mike McCurry, principal, Public Strategies Washington, the text is a summary of Davis' perspective on the global economy and UPS's commitment to the healthcare sector.
Innovation: Anyone, Anytime, Any Where.
David Abney, Chief Operating Officer, addressed a thousand plus area business leaders attending the annual Spirit of Innovation Awards sponsored by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce. In his remarks, Abney pointed out that innovation is more a state of mind than a state of place, and often springs from a clear vision, a nurturing environment, and a passion to excel.
Five Reasons the CFO Should Care About Sustainability
Kurt Kuehn, Chief Financial Officer, addressed business leaders attending the International Corporate Citizenship Conference sponsored by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. In his remarks, Kuehn stressed five reasons CFOs and financial leaders should consider sustainability a bottom line priority.
We're Not in Kansas Anymore
David Abney, Chief Operating Officer, addressed students, faculty, and area business leaders at the Thunderbird Global School of Business Global Issues Forum. In his remarks, Abney stressed five business lessons that have proved instrumental in UPS's worldwide expansion.
Why Companies Fail. How Companies Win.
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO, addressed members of the Retail Industry Leaders Association at the organization's annual logistics conference. In his remarks, Davis identified four reasons that many companies have failed over the past three years, along with four factors that must be part of the game-winning strategy for any retail company.
Global Economic Outlook: Implications for Business
David Abney, COO addressed a group of Emory University Executive MBA alumni, discussing key challenges and opportunities ahead in a changing global economy. He also focused on the attributes successful leaders will need to realize those opportunities.
Toronto Hub Opening
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO, addressed customers, employees, government officials and the media at the dedication ceremonies for the opening of UPS's Toronto Hub package facility. Davis explained how UPS is committed to Canada and that it sees the same kind of possibilities there that the company saw more than 30 years ago when it first began operations in the country.
Strengthening your Competitive Position in an Economic Downturn
Kurt Kuehn, chief financial officer, participated in a keynote panel discussion at the 7th annual MIT Sloan CFO Summit in Boston. Kuehn discussed how UPS is managing its business amidst economic uncertainty, and how he's using his role of CFO to be a catalyst for change. Kuehn was joined by fellow panelists David Goulden, EVP & CFO, EMC; Gunter Neiderhuder, EVP & CFO, BMW; and Joseph Capezza, EVP & CFO, Healthnet. The panel session was moderated by Dagen McDowell, FOXNews. Kuehn's commentary is extracted and featured here.
Thinking Big in the Upturn
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO, addressed attendees of the APEC SME Summit 2009 in Singapore, "Thriving in Turbulent Markets." Davis described what thinking big means in the next wave of global growth, from the perspectives of the current economic and business environment; the market advantages of small and medium sized businesses; and how the economy and these advantages shape where SMEs go from here.
Asia and the World: Finding a New Global Business Model
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO, addressed attendees of the Global Leaders Series hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. Davis discussed how creating a better business model for a new global economy comes down to three components - reality, resources and rules.
Manufacturing: Globalization and Trade
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO, participated in The National Summit, sponsored by the Detroit Economic Club, in Detroit. Davis spoke in the Manufacturing: Globalization and Trade Town Hall session, where he discussed the positive force of global trade and the imperative to resist anti-protectionist measures in the U.S.
Davis was joined by fellow panelists Sandy Baruah, Senior Fellow, Council on Competitiveness; Jayson Myers, President, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association; and Craig Giffi, Principal, Deloitte. The session was moderated by Eric Schurenberg, editor of CBS Moneywatch
Navigating the Shoals in Fast-Moving Currents
Kurt Kuehn, CFO, delivered a keynote address at the Institute of Management Accountants 90th Annual Conference in Denver. In his remarks, Kuehn discussed the challenges companies face today and how finance professionals can increase their own personal effectiveness and even more importantly, help impact their company's success. He also identified seven habits of strategic finance to drive this impact.
Winning in a World of Comparative Advantage
David Abney, COO, delivered a keynote address to 200 Mississippi manufacturing owners and senior executives along with state economic development officials attending the Mississippi Manufacturers Association annual convention. Abney focused on three keys to the Mississippi manufacturing community's success ahead: open global trade, lifetime education, and fine-tuning strategies in an era of risk.
Redefining IT's Value to the Enterprise
Dave Barnes, CIO, delivered a keynote address to 900 senior-level technology professionals at the Forrester IT Forum in Las Vegas. Barnes explained that at UPS, "there's no IT strategy, only a business strategy." He described the multi-faceted process through which IT works to collaborate with business leaders across units and functions to innovate, drive growth and support business strategy objectives.
Shrink-Wrap Your Way to Greatness
David Abney, COO, addressed attendees of the Warehousing and Education Research Council's annual conference in Atlanta, GA. In his remarks, Abney stressed the three interconnected "R's" that have quietly but quickly moved to the top of the C-level priority list - reward, risk and resilience.
UPS in Turbulent Times: Resilience and Opportunity
Kurt Kuehn, CFO, addressed attendees of the spring conference of the Institutional Limited Partners Association in Atlanta, GA. In his remarks, Kuehn shared insights into how UPS is using a combination of resilience and opportunity to manage in turbulent economic times. He discussed how UPS is driving efficiencies and cost control while investing in growth opportunities to enhance its customer solutions capabilities
The Intelligent CIO: Shaping future strategies for the enterprise
Dave Barnes, CIO, participated in a panel discussion with technology executives from leading companies at the Economist CIO Agenda in New York. The session focused on the use of information technology to grow closer to customers, including new developments in the social media arena. The session was moderated by Debra D'Agostino, Deputy Director, Americas, Economist Intelligence Unit, and also featured Gary Plotkin, CIO, Hartford Financial, and Mary Sobiechowski, CIO, Sudler & Hennessey.
Economic Crisis Cannot Justify Trade Restrictions
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO, addressed attendees of the CEO Leadership Series hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. In his remarks, Davis stressed that global trade is one of he most important tools we have to help lift the country out of the financial crisis and that current conditions cannot justify trade restrictions.
Partners in Leadership: Delivering Technology and Innovation
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO, and Dave Barnes, CIO, participated in the CIO Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. The executives engaged in a discussion of the role of technology in UPS's strategy, moderated by Professor Benn Konsynski of Emory University. At the conclusion, Barnes received the "Excellence in IT Leadership" award.
Right Turn at the Right Time
Scott Davis, chairman and CEO of UPS, delivered his address "Right Turn at the Right Time" on the role of reputation in today's business world at TOWN HALL Los Angeles on Thursday, June 12, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel. On corporate reputation, Davis says, "Having a solid reputation, a reservoir of trust with your stakeholders, is a business imperative."
The Power of Giving
David Abney, chief operating officer of UPS, was the keynote speaker, May 14, at a ceremony honoring the first AmeriCorps' graduating high school class to participate in the AmeriCorps and UPS Foundation-sponored Community Service Partnership. High school students donated 450 hours each of community service and received college scholarship assistance in the innovative community service partnership. Abney's talk focused on the true sources of power for a lifetime, including the power of giving.
Today's CFO: Driving Strategy, Leading Change
Kurt Kuehn, chief financial officer, addressed attendees of the CFO Rising conference in Orlando, Florida. Kuehn discussed the role of the finance chief in driving strategic transformation and how the function should balance the twin demands of return on investment and meeting growth objectives.
Preparing American Students to Succeed in a Global Era of Change
David Abney, chief operating officer of UPS and president of UPS Airlines, delivered the keynote address at the U.S. Department of Education's Dialogue on Global Competitiveness Conference in Washington, D.C., to an audience of leaders from the business, government and academic sectors. In his talk, Abney detailed global era priorities for an expanded national commitment to worker retraining, along with the need for a public/private educational commitment to better prepare U.S. students for global business expectations in the areas of technology, cultural awareness and languages.
Insights on Leadership Series
Scott Davis, chairman and chief executive officer, addressed attendees of the Insights on Leadership series hosted by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta, GA. Davis was interviewed by Chamber President Sam Williams, and he discussed aspects of UPS business and related issues.