UPS (www.ups.com) opened a 800,000-sq.ft. campus in Burlington, Ontario, for UPS Supply Chain Solutions. The second largest UPS logistics facility in North America, the Burlington complex cost $72.3 million to build. It’s part of a logistics network that includes facilities in Louisville, Ky.; Mira Loma, Calif.; Roermond, Netherlands, and Singapore.
Two buildings currently comprise the campus, which also is the Canadian headquarters of UPS Supply Chain Solutions. A 600,000-square-foot distribution center geared to the logistics needs of consumer goods and high-tech businesses. The second building is a specialized 207,000-square-foot healthcare center focused on the needs of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. It meets quality assurance requirements that adhere to Canadian Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate regulations.
"In today's highly competitive environment, manufacturers are reducing costs by maximizing efficiencies in sourcing, transportation and order fulfillment," said Brad Mitchell, president of UPS Supply Chain Solutions in Canada. "For manufacturers, the supply chain represents the second most important area of business where costs can be controlled."