UPS Plans Management Buyouts in Bid to Trim Payroll Costs

United Parcel Service  (UPS) – Get Report is planning to offer buyouts to some of its management-level employees in a bid to trim costs, even as the delivery giant continues to rake in revenue amid the coronavirus pandemic and shift to online ordering and delivery.

The Atlanta-based company is expected to present the buyouts to qualifying management in non-operations roles on Friday, according to reports. The workers would leave in two phases: by the end of 2020, and mid-2021.

“UPS is providing voluntary severance offers to some employees as part of its transformation,” a spokesman confirmed to Dow Jones. “Aligning our talent with the needs of our company and customers is critical to becoming a stronger, more agile UPS.”

Demand for shipping services from UPS has surged since the coronavirus pandemic struck, as shoppers stayed home and bought more products online – and a reduction in international passenger

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Worldwide Supply Chain Management Software Industry to 2028

DUBLIN, Sept. 21, 2020 The “Global Supply Chain Management Software Market 2019-2028” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global supply chain management software market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 9.78% over the projected period 2019-2028.

The growing need for demand management systems is primarily driving the growth of the global supply chain management (SCM) software market. Also, there is an increased application of SCM software in the e-commerce industry for facilitating the smooth functioning of its complex processes. In addition, this software generates reliable data-driven insights, thereby providing better control over the supply chain. The growing trend of digitization in businesses is likely to create new opportunities for the studied market. Besides, the growing adoption of cloud-based supply management software is also favoring global market growth. However, the high cost required tosetup supply chain management software is restraining the SCM software market growth. Also,

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Five Marketing Lessons From Money Management

Mark Nicholson is the Marketing VP for Match Financial personal loans, credit and debt solutions.

Over the years, I’ve worked as a marketer in various verticals. After a stint of McJobs that followed high school, I eventually settled into a career in communications within finance news, transitioned later to marketing and eventually found myself in marketing communications for personal finance. 

No matter the industry, one of the main challenges I’ve faced is the allocation of the marketing budget in order to get the most out of our spend — in fact, it’s a common challenge for most marketers. 

Working in the financial sector, for a company that offers personal loans, credit and debt solutions, I’ve realized there are several personal money management lessons that can be applied to marketing. 

Make Your Money Work For You

Saving money is just smart, but where you put it can make a world

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This Wearable Ketamine Device Could Be The Future Of Pain Management

Bexson Biomedical, a research stage biotech, has partnered with medical packaging and device manufacturer Stevanato Group to create a wearable ketamine delivery device for pain management patients.

Gregg Peterson, a biopharma entrepreneur who cofounded Bexson in 2017 with psychiatrist Jeffrey Becker, says that the dissociative psychedelic, which has been used as an anesthetic for decades and has a lower abuse potential than morphine, could be an effective and safer alternative to opioids.

“Post-operative pain is one of the leading drivers in the opioid crisis. If you want to move the needle on opioid addiction in America you need to provide a new, non-opioid therapy that patients can go home with that has opioid-level efficacy,” says Peterson, CEO of Bexson. “We think our product will be able to do that.”

Bexson is developing a proprietary formulation of ketamine with an increased bioavailability and a higher pH level so it

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The Mind Of A Wealth Management CEO -Three Challenges They Must Address

As wealth management CEOs and executives come up for air after an insanely volatile and unpredictable start to the year, many would do well to reflect on the challenges ahead.

While wealth managers should be commended for quickly shifting their workforce to a remote environment at the onset of the pandemic, rapidly engaging clients in new virtual ways and safeguarding clients’ portfolios during these uncertain times, we see three larger challenges they must address:

1.      Succession

Succession is a tale of two halves. It’s a set of optimism for the future but also a real set of challenges for wealth managers, as they expect to lose 32% of their wealth assets as a result of intergenerational wealth transfers, which equals over $40 trillion of assets in motion over the next 30 years and $1.25 trillion each year. The expected losses are simply staggering and clearly shows that wealth managers

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The Healthcare Financial Management Association Releases Best Practices for the Fair Resolution of Patients’ Medical Bills

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Washington, D.C., Sep 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) today published voluntary best practices for the fair resolution of patients’ medical bills. The best practices are designed for use by healthcare providers, providers’ business affiliates and credit bureaus. Jointly published with the Association for Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA International), the 28-page report updates and extends guidance that was originally published by HFMA in 2014. The report emphasizes the importance of educating patients and ensuring that they understand the account resolution process.

“Education and engagement are important throughout a patient’s financial experience,” said HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. “Transparency is important not only for price information but also with regard to financial assistance policies, identifying sources of coverage,

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New Electrogas Malta Management Team Summed Up the Results of the Audit

Electrogas Malta

Electrogas Malta

MARSASKALA, Malta, Sept. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ElectroGas Malta summed up the results of an independent audit on September 11, 2020. The results are summarized and published on the company’s website. The initiators of the audit were the new Directors of the company.

Results link:

https://www.electrogas.com.mt/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/publicstatement0004-110920.pdf

The results of an internal audit of the project, estimated at approximately 500 million euros, were announced at a press conference of the consortium. There are two large-scale construction projects:

  • LNG regasification terminal;
  • a powerful gas-fired power plant located in Delimar.

The energy company officially stated that its serious, full-fledged and objective internal examination of the joint project with Siemens Projects Ventures and SOCAR Trading took place in two directions:

The investigation showed a complete absence of corruption and its signs. There are no violations of the law at any stage of Electrogas’ Maltese project implementation:

  • power plant construction;
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Troubled test-and-trace system drafts in management consultants



a man sitting in front of a car: Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters


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The government is preparing to shore up its £10bn coronavirus test-and-trace programme by drafting in teams of management consultants.

The programme, where 90% of tests are failing to hit the 24-hour turnaround target, has been touted as a key way in which the country can return to relative normality in the absence of a Covid-19 vaccine and manage any second wave of the virus. However, the system has struggled despite the prime minister pledging earlier this year to create a “world-beating” service. It has been condemned as “barely functional” as it struggles to handle demand of up to four times capacity.



a person sitting in front of a car: Ninety percent of Covid-19 tests are failing to hit the 24-hour turnaround target, with the programme branded ‘barely functional’ by critics.


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Ninety percent of Covid-19 tests are failing to hit the 24-hour turnaround target, with the programme branded ‘barely functional’ by critics.

The Guardian has learned that “hundreds” of staff from consulting firms including KPMG have been put

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3 time management secrets you need to know more than ever

In 2020 so much of what we could traditionally “plan on,” hasn’t gone as planned. From school closures to business shutdowns to travel restrictions to grocery runs to riots, our sense of what we could depend on was rocked. And trust was broken in both our experience of our present and our vision of our future.

In the midst of unrest and uncertainty, the idea of focusing on your time management may seem ridiculous.

Why should I take time to plan when my plans may have to change at any moment?

Here’s why: As a time management coach who has been working with coaching clients around the world throughout this year, I’ve seen that effective time management is even more important than ever. In fact, I believe it is one of the most essential elements of not

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Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE:AIV) Downgraded by Citigroup to Sell

Citigroup lowered shares of Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE:AIV) from a neutral rating to a sell rating in a report released on Friday, Benzinga reports. They currently have $33.00 price target on the real estate investment trust’s stock, down from their prior price target of $40.00.

Several other research analysts have also commented on AIV. Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of Apartment Investment and Management from a buy rating to a neutral rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $48.00 to $41.00 in a research note on Wednesday, September 9th. Bank of America upgraded Apartment Investment and Management from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a report on Monday, September 14th. BofA Securities raised shares of Apartment Investment and Management from an underperform rating to a neutral rating in a research report on Monday, September 14th. Zelman & Associates downgraded shares of Apartment Investment and

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