Explore the UPS site. Be sure to look specifically at the UPS Jobs site.
- Their stated purpose is: “Enabling commerce around the world.” Observe the types of business UPS is in. How do their various business units fit this statement?
- How much volume variability do you imagine each of the business units face? What resources do you imagine are required to provide capacity in each of the business units?
- What kinds of job opportunities are available? How many employees does UPS have?
- From the nature of their businesses and the types of jobs they describe, what do you think the majority of their workers do?
- Given the above, what aggregate planning strategies are appropriate for them to use?