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What We Buy

What We Buy

We rely on our suppliers to support complex operations, provide best in class quality and service, and consistently deliver on their commitments. We buy a wide range of products and services to meet our needs. Below is a partial list those products and services.

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    Airplanes, aircraft parts and repair, automotive parts, conveyor systems, drones, ground support vehicles, material handling equipment, package cars (trucks), tires, trailers/tractors

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    Architects, building design, building/janitorial services, building maintenance, construction or renovation, facility management, furniture, heating and air conditioning, real estate, waste management, utilities

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    Professional Services

    Advertising, art and audio-visual, artwork/illustration, business process outsourcing, graphic design, packaging design, consulting, training, marketing, recruiting, risk management, security, temporary staffing

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    Art/graphics supplies, boxes, customer supplies, food/vending services, fuel, promotional items, office supplies, plant supplies, sort supplies, uniforms

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    Accessories, hardware, print solutions, software, telecommunications services and equipment, staffing

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    Air freight, air ramp operations, ocean freight, ground transportation, rail, towing

Supplier Qualifications

UPS requires supplier qualifications and eligibility information from its suppliers to provide transparency, and to assess potential risks.

Suppliers interested in participating in UPS’s procurement process must meet certain quality specifications, demonstrate suitable capacity to fulfill the contractual obligations, and adhere to distribution and delivery requirements.

Suppliers must show financial stability, and exhibit ethical business conduct. Procurement decisions are made in accordance with applicable laws.

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