Ecommerce Demands Push UPS To Build An IoT-Enabled Smart Hub
On the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, UPS has an industry-leading Smart Hub capable of handling 104,000 packages per hour. It’s a game-changing facility, loaded with the kind of technology and capabilities transforming the entire shipping industry. What is driving the need for this massive build-out? The rapid and ongoing rise of digital demand.
“The growth of digital demand in shipping and e-commerce has given us a variation in package mix, package size, delivery demands, and customer expectations that did not exist just a few years ago,” said Joel Stenson, Vice President of Corporate Plant Engineering at UPS. “It tells us that the market is changing, and we are changing right along with it.”