UPS Inc. began construction today of a global technology development center in Parsippany, N.J., that will serve as the logistics giant's third in-house innovation hub for software developers and designers.
Atlanta-based UPS says the new office could eventually develop solutions to complex challenges in serving customers, improving operational efficiencies, driving growth, and running its global network.
Set to open in mid-2017, the new, 200,000-square-foot center will become the new home for a team of technology professionals who are currently working out of an office in nearby Paramus, N.J.
Previous technologies developed by this group include visibility tools such as UPS My Choice, UPS CampusShip, UPS WorldShip, and UPS Tracking. The group also created UPS Package Flow Technologies, a suite of solutions for streamlining the firm's scanning, automated sorting, driver dispatching, and load-assist processes.
The Parsippany office will complement similar teams of software developers, designers, and technology analysts located in Mahwah and Wayne, N.J., a company spokesman said. The Mahwah site also serves as UPS's global technology headquarters and one of its two data centers.
In all, UPS employs more than 4,700 technology specialists among its 400,600 total global employees.