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Well UPS likes to call itself a technology company that delivers packages -- back it up.
They have one of the world's largest and most advanced command centers in the whole world Adam Shapiro joins us live from the UPS global operations facility in Louisville, Kentucky it up Fox Business.
Hey how many companies you know other than TV stations -- newscasts have their own meteorological staff UPS does.
The men and women who work here actually track the 18100 flights daily but they also check out the weather.
He got a cyclone just off China and 1 down there and Central American have to divert flights around that.
But more important is what happens out here at the global operations center come with me and take a look.
Because this is where they not only track all of those flights they have dispatched here they have contingency and it's all based on data.
Data that flows into an operations center in -- New Jersey would show that she had a second but first meet the man in charge of all of that this CIO Dave Barnes and -- upholding.
This was the original you might say computer entry into the world for UPS in 1989.
This is the guy had the thing that the drivers bring around when they make deliveries.
Show what it looks like today and this is really changed over the years we lead the industry -- creating those back in 1990.
But today these evolved from a smaller device its -- about a pound and highly capable.
So let's talk about that data center -- -- while because that's -- digital nerve center for this global company and wanna show you that video right now.
You gather huge amounts of data that track everything what is going on inside those computer.
So in our data centers we have two large global data centers that try to get our customers and a global basis we built into connections between them and us.
We know about every package that's moving almost sixteen million those on average stated it goes up to 28 million during Christmas.
We know where they're coming from where they're going and -- -- thing about that data is what we can do with it.
Two things that probably drive that the single best value for EPS is number one better levels of service for our customer and number -- -- much more efficient operation.
Let me ask you about data -- that's and that's what this whole world is moving upon and we actually saw something today from the Federal Reserve they talked about GDP.
Lowering their forecasts in the United States and he was from two point eight to 2.3 percent for the year.
You see GDP in real time every second of the day.
Companies like horse contract -- throughout the world -- you get a hint at what's happening to the global economy can sell that information.
We take the secrecy in the privacy of that right to heart our customers' trust us with a large amount of information that we don't bring that out.
But it's got to be very useful for this company as you make decisions going forward whether to expand into a region that might be slowing such as Asia China.
If you think GDP at least from what you're seeing a slowing you still have a better sense -- going forward than perhaps those of us who rely on the -- Right by tracking what's moving and -- in commerce fast moving through supply chain we can react to that and obviously we can flex our networks to either increase or decrease -- -- appropriate.
-- don't we talk a lot about technology and -- -- the let's talk about the things that are fun they have.
-- here from the technological cycle the futurists what are these people with -- future is doing is kind of like Google where they sit around and come up with a new idea.
Well we do try to take a look at technology perspective of the long term so we have a number of people within the organization.
They're looking 51015.
Years out trying to envision the type of environment will be competing and and what type of technology would make EPS.
More efficient and more success the next version of the brown truck is going to be a -- I don't know footer via drone but wherever technology's going what I do guarantee you UPS's can be at the forefront of -- Dave Barnes thank you very much I gotta tell you something and then -- -- -- -- chief.
This -- -- heavy get a workout -- we can miss the even thousands of delivery people should be grateful it's no longer -- and -- My UPS -- -- so muscular and looks.
-- deliver a package -- a word Chrysler out but I'll bring you back if I can ground stuff really is a yes it's a dinosaur now -- probably give it to.
Thanks Adam good stuff appreciate.
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