UPS Tai­wan ap­points new head and im­proves routes

The China Post - - TAIWAN BUSINESS -

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.”

Ser­vice Im­prove­ments

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.

Cour­tesy of UPS Tai­wan

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.

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