Delivering a positive customer experience, resolving pain points, and accentuating bright spots not only is a nice-to-have, but it’s also an imperative that gives us a competitive advantage and will be even more crucial in the advanced supply chain of the future. We understand that our customers have choices, and newer decision-makers demand a seamless, simple, responsive business partner.
Railroads don’t rely on the government to fund the maintenance and expansion of their infrastructure, which includes all structures, buildings, land, and the equipment needed to run a railroad. But that doesn’t mean railroads won’t see benefits from the infrastructure bill.
Working for a company that was committed to protecting our environment was a source of pride for me and for most employees at the company, but there also were those who viewed our group as outsiders standing in the way of operations and progress.
Rail Relief is a Union Pacific program where employees volunteer to help during times of severe weather or major business disruptions to provide support to front-line transportation supervisors. Volunteers gain a new understanding of railroad operations and bring the experience back to the office and their daily work.
As we look to the future of UP, which is transitioning from a primary focus on operational efficiency to growth, our Tech team and the products they drive will serve as a major differentiator. It is extremely energizing and gratifying to lead the Tech organization during this time. To focus on growth, we must prepare for constant change, and we have used the past 12 months to start taking steps in the Tech organization for this evolution and revolution.
Union Pacific has always been a pioneer in low-emission switcher locomotive technology. The company is continuing that effort by making the technology more reliable, and hence, more useful.
I’ve seen many beautiful sunrises and sunsets, meteor showers, missile launches and was even struck by lightning in the Mojave Desert. I’ve always had pride in my job and told new employees to have pride in theirs. Do the job right the first time, and if not, be sure you have a good alibi!
To keep shelves stocked, delivery times low, and products readily available, every link in the integrated supply chain must work in a precisely coordinated sequence. This requires every player -- steamship lines, port terminals, trucks, rail, warehouses, freight asset owners, and the beneficial owners of the cargo – to keep the freight flowing at the same pace.
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