May 17, 2020

UPS: driving business growth for Canadian startups

Logistics
Georgia Wilson
2 min
UPS: driving business growth for Canadian startups
Supply Chain Digital takes a closer look at UPS' operations in Canada to support the growth of startups.

Since 2014, UPS has been working with Startup...

Supply Chain Digital takes a closer look at UPS' operations in Canada to support the growth of startups.

Since 2014, UPS has been working with Startup Canada to support, promote and connect with Canadian entrepreneurs to provide advice and resources required to scale up.

Working with organisations such as Startup Canada and Mompreneurs, UPS works to understand the needs of entrepreneurs and startups to help support and grow their businesses, with UPS ambassadors available to help new businesses get started.

UPS sees strong entrepreneurial spirit in Canada, “they are a community that learns from each other and work through challenges together. They have become a powerful collective to change how business is conducted and we continue to learn from them,” says Paul Gaspar, director of small business, UPS Canada.

“We understand that helping entrepreneurs get started and most importantly grow, is good for everyone. It creates jobs, drives the economy and their success is directly tied to ours,” continues Gaspar. “Whether online or at The UPS Store, we’re providing simplified processing at a competitive rate, for customers with basic shipping needs with support available as their supply chain becomes more complex.”

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For businesses with more complex needs, UPS will also provide a suite of solutions available to SMBs, such as fulfillment programs, visibility tools, and cross-border logistics support, all of which have been designed with business growth in mind.

In addition to its commitments to drive startup growth in Canada, UPS for a second year has kept its online shipping rates low to match 2018’s rates, for customers and consumers that are processing shipments for residential addresses via UPS in 2020.

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Jul 25, 2021

People Moves: Kuehne+Nagel, Asuccini, Algo

supplychain
Procurement
KuehneNagel
Logistics
2 min
Stay up to date on the latest supply chain executive moves and promotions, including Kuehne+Nagel, Algo, and Asuccini LLC

Peer Gjeow Rasmussen

Kuehne+Nagel


Was: Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel India
Now: Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel Singapore and Malaysia 

Skilled in freight forwarding, logistics management, and international logistics, Peer Gjeow Rasmussen has worked for almost two decades to make Kuehne+Nagel a global leader in supply chain. With experience in Thailand, China, Denmark, the USA, and India, Rasmussen is poised to excel in the company’s diverse Singapore and Malaysia divisions. Said Jens Drewes, President of Kuehne+Nagel Asia-Pacific: "Peer’s proven leadership will ensure continued strategic growth and success." 

 

Heidi Turk

Algo


Was: SVP Supply Chain, NBC Universal
Now: Chief Customer Success Officer, Algo


Heidi Turk has been named Chief Customer Success Officer at Algo, a leading supply chain intelligence SaaS solutions provider. Prior to joining Algo, Turk spent the 23 years with NBC Universal, most recently as SVP Supply Chain.

Amjad Hussain, Chairman, founder and CEO, said: “Heidi’s deep knowledge of hard-goods manufacturing, distribution and retail channel operations will take Algo's white-glove, customer-centric service and support to the next level."


Jim Vrtis

Asuccini 


Now: Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Asuccini

Jim Vrtis has been elected to the board of directors at Asuccini LLC, the leading international logistics transportation management software company. Vrtis will join as the Vice Chairman, and continue his role as CEO at Artemis ABA Inc. 

Vrtis has more than 20 years of industry experience working in transportation and logistics. Ashkan Shamili, Founder & CEO, said: “With the addition of Jim to our Board, we are committed to providing our customers with an innovative customised transportation management system built in the Salesforce cloud and tailored to the way our customers run their business.”

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