UPS and Jabil to Introduce Global Reverse Logistics Services
Feb 20, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
UPS announced that it has formed a strategic collaboration with Jabil Circuit, Inc.
UPS's logistics and distribution business unit and Jabil Aftermarket Services will provide optimized reverse logistics solutions for return and repair programs to high-tech original equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprises on a global scale.
According to a release, by combining UPS's warehousing, transportation, returns management and trade compliance capabilities with Jabil's reverse logistics planning, repair and call center support, the UPS/Jabil collaboration provides a turn-key supply chain model that can drive efficiencies, reduce vendor complexity and enhance customer service.
"Jabil is excited to collaborate with UPS," said Hartmut Liebel, chief executive officer, Jabil Aftermarket Services. "By leveraging Jabil's and UPS's complementary aftermarket services and logistics expertise, customers now have access to a comprehensive suite of services from one source that meets all of their unique reverse logistics needs."
"Our customers' supply chains are becoming increasingly complex," said Brad Mitchell, president of UPS global logistics and distribution. "They are looking for industry-leading high-tech aftermarket solutions to build more flexibility and convenience into their returns process. The fact that UPS's collaboration with Jabil already has resulted in success with several world-leading organizations, such as Dell Computers, highlights the value this solution can offer."
"Dell has always been an innovator in the service parts reverse logistics solutions space. A clear example of this is when companies like Jabil and UPS are encouraged to come together and leverage their functional expertise on behalf of Dell customers," said Timmy O'Dwyer, executive director, Dell Services Supply Chain.
UPS and Jabil said they are positioned to provide customized local services globally, with 1.8 million UPS pick-up and drop-off locations in 147 countries and 55 Jabil service centers in 21 countries.
UPS is a company focusing on logistics.
Jabil is an electronic product solutions company.
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