Supply Chain News / eSupply Chain / Warehousing

Cellaris Uses UPS Worldwide Express Freight Solution for Warehouse Operations

Cellphone accessory retailer uses UPS Worldwide Express Freight solution as part of a better supply chain.

Cellairis partnered with UPS to retool its complex supply chain operations and optimize warehouse operations. An important component is UPS Worldwide Express Freight, global transportation solution that reportedly guarantees on-time service (1 to 3 days) and full visibility for urgent palletized air freight shipments. As a result of the entire supply chain redesign, the retailer expects savings of 5,000 hours and $500,000 annually. 

According to a 2013 Seabury forecast, the global large express air freight market is expected to grow at an average annual rate of close to 6 percent through 2017.

Since its introduction in January 2013, UPS Worldwide Express Freight has experienced fast growth in part because the solution offers a combination of guaranteed on-time service and technology to streamline shipping and billing processes. These include automated shipment preparation, online tracking and bill consolidation.

“We expect UPS Worldwide Express Freight to grow 20 to 25 percent in 2014 because it is meeting our customers’ needs for reliability,” said Nick Basford, UPS vice president of international marketing. “Expedited and express services remain vital parts of our portfolio because they enable our customers to provide better service to their customers. UPS solutions offer customers a level of service excellence across all modes — air, ocean, rail and ground.”

Earlier this year, UPS Worldwide Express Freight was expanded into the United Arab Emirates. This brought the total countries and territories served to 38 origin and 42 destination countries. And speaking of expansion, Cellairis has growth plans of its own.

"UPS will be a big part of our international expansion," Skouras says. "A year ago, I thought UPS was just a shipping company. Today I think of UPS as a strategic partner, making our whole business more efficient."

To read more about the Cellairis/UPS partnership. 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

Five Wearable Manufacturing Technologies of the Future

Video applications, Employee Monitoring, Field service, Plant monitoring, Improving employee safety


Assurance of Supply: A Top Concern for Manufacturers

Every manufacturer has an assurance of supply problem to some extent due to the complexity of global sourcing. For years, manufacturers were blessed with high margins but margins have grown paper thin. You can’t fill up your distribution centers with excess inventory – not only is there a cost factor but the pace of business and consumer buying trends causes goods to quickly turn obsolete. Assurance of supply provides the speed and agility that is essential to being able to compete in today’s market.


Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions


More Podcasts

World Trade 100 Magazine

wt october 2014

2014 October

Check out the October 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring our cover story: Logistics Drives Site Selection, plus much more!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Transportation Capacity

As peak season has gotten underway, what is your experience with transportation capacity?
View Results Poll Archive


World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling, 1st Edition

Filled with proven operational solutions, it will guide managers as they develop a warehouse master plan, one designed to minimize the effects of supply chain inefficiencies as it improves logistics accuracy and inventory management - and reduces overall warehousing expense.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Use our interactive maps to locate service providers across North America.Interactive Map

Logistics Development Partners 

IWLA Members