UPS Opens West Coast Distribution Center Campus

"Brown" begins construction of second facility at Mira Loma site; anticipates pick-up in large consolidated shipments from Asia

Mira Loma, CA — October 10, 2005 — Anticipating an increase in large consolidated shipments from Asia, UPS has opened a 765,000-square-foot distribution center and begun construction of a second at a new West Coast campus here for UPS Supply Chain Solutions.

The new distribution centers will support critical parts management, order fulfillment operations, freight receiving and shipment preparation for multiple clients using warehouse management, shipping and international technology platforms, UPS said.

UPS relocated customers from a smaller leased facility in nearby Ontario, Calif., to the first Mira Loma distribution center and now has begun construction of the second building. It is scheduled to open during the second quarter of 2006 and will total 400,000 square feet. The campus is expected to accommodate the growth of UPS' logistics businesses in the Southern California area.

"The Mira Loma campus will accommodate the expected growth of larger consolidated shipments that often originate in Asia," said Rocky Romanella, president of the Americas Region for UPS Supply Chain Solutions. "By strategically locating distribution campuses such as Mira Loma throughout the world, we can provide customers with greater flexibility and scalability while controlling costs."

The campus is located in an area known as the "Inland Empire" and offers quick access to the Ontario International Airport and to the major interstate corridors of I-15 and I-10. Ontario is the site of UPS' West Coast small package air hub. The campus also will be used to process shipments from the Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Additional Articles of Interest

— Imminent terrorist attacks or no, your competitive advantage demands that you secure your company's supply chain. Read more in "Supply Chain Security: Is Your Company Complacent or Engaged?," in the February/March 2005 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

— For a look at how Tyco Fire & Security is tackling trade compliance issues in its global supply chain, see "Turning Global Trade Compliance Into a Competitive Advantage," in the August/September 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

— For more information on the challenges and opportunities presented by increasingly global supply chains, see the special in-depth report in the August/September 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive, which includes the following articles:

— For more information on the global supply chain, with a focus on security issues, see "Building the Secure Supply Chain," the Net Best Thing article in the June/July 2003 issue of iSource Business (now Supply & Demand Chain Executive) magazine.

— For more information on the latest trends in the logistics space, see the article "The Analyst Corner: Fulfillment & Logistics" in the October/November 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.