UPS Taiwan appoints new head and improves routes
United Parcel Service (UPS) has named Wayne Pi ( ) as its managing director of UPS Taiwan to pursue growing the company’s business in the country, it announced yesterday.
With many years of industry experience under his belt, Pi’s appointment comes at an opportune time as many Asian multinational corporations seek to access global markets, the company said in a press announcement.
UPS said it has instituted a range of service enhancements in Taiwan, bringing greater flexibility and efficiencies to Taiwanese businesses as it improves shipping times between Taiwan, Asia and Europe. With direct flight connection between Taipei and UPS’ intra-Asia hub in Shenzhen, customers can now benefit from improved time-in-transit and later cut-off times to make their shipments via UPS in key cities.
Over the years, Asia has integrated itself into the global value chain, and its share in worldwide manufacturing exports has almost doubled between 1995 and 2008. This rapid growth has enabled UPS to offer customers competitive advantages through logistics, the company said.
“Pi’s in- depth understanding of the region and broad range of experience from business development to operations puts him in a good position to lead UPS Taiwan,” said K.K. Leung, president of UPS North Asia District. “Together with the recent service enhancements, customers in Taiwan can get better access and speed to Asian and European markets, enabling manufacturers to efficiently meet customers’ demands.”
The service improvements of UPS include: extending cut- off times up to three hours to tender shipments for exports from six cities in Taiwan to other Asian destinations. Taiwanese exporters shipping to Asian and European cities now enjoy the industry’s latest cut-off time of 7 p.m.; one-day improvement of time-in-transit for shipments from Europe and Asia to three cities in the non-metropolitan areas of Taiwan. Shipments from European and Asian origins now reach key cities in the metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in one to two days; and extending the UPS Express service between European and Asian cities to three cities in Taiwan. This guaranteed, time-definite service allows shipments to reach metropolitan areas by noon, UPS stated.
These enhancements support the growing needs of Taiwanese businesses as they engage in global trade. Taiwan’s semiconductor output is expected to grow 5.5 percent in 2015, exceeding the global growth rate for the industry, while the rising middleclass across Asia demands greater access to high tech goods, many of which are supplied by Taiwanese multinational corporations. The need for reliable logistics solutions that help move products along the supply chain to end consumers becomes of paramount importance, according to UPS.
“UPS is dedicated to helping Taiwanese businesses expand their global footprint,” said Pi. “We want businesses to see us as valued service partners. Not only do we fulfill transportation needs, but we also provide other solutions, such as customs brokerage, trade consulting and management, contract logistics, and import/export technologies, to facilitate customers’ expansion opportunities.”
Prior to his new appointment, Pi was the Director of the UPS Asia-Pacific Hub in Shenzhen. A 21-year veteran of UPS, Pi is now back in Taiwan where he started his UPS career as a gateway assistant in 1994, the company said.
The United Parcel Service (UPS) named Wayne Pi as managing director of UPS Taiwan to pursue growing the company’s business in the country, it announced yesterday. UPS said it has instituted a range of service enhancements in Taiwan, bringing greater flexibility and efficiencies to Taiwanese businesses as it seeks to improve shipping times among Taiwan, Asia and Europe.