UPS and Jabil to Provide Global Reverse Logistics Services

  UPS and Jabil to Provide Global Reverse Logistics Services

  United Effort Leverages Logistics and Parts Planning Expertise to Provide
                    Optimized Reverse Logistics Solutions

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- February 14, 2013

UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced that it has formed a strategic collaboration
with Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL). UPS’s logistics and distribution
business unit and Jabil Aftermarket Services will provide optimized reverse
logistics solutions for return and repair programs to high-tech original
equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprises on a global scale.

By combining UPS’s warehousing, transportation, returns management and trade
compliance capabilities with Jabil’s reverse logistics planning, repair and
call center support, the UPS/Jabil collaboration provides a turn-key supply
chain model that can drive efficiencies, reduce vendor complexity and enhance
customer service.

“Jabil is excited to collaborate with UPS,” said Hartmut Liebel, chief
executive officer, Jabil Aftermarket Services. “By leveraging Jabil’s and
UPS’s complementary aftermarket services and logistics expertise, customers
now have access to a comprehensive suite of services from one source that
meets all of their unique reverse logistics needs.”

The collaboration, supported by Jabil’s and UPS’s integrated systems and
capabilities, provides flexible service models that accommodate customer
return and repair demands that includes providing high-tech companies with
access to strategically-located repair and distribution facilities near their
customer base. Specifically, the joint UPS/Jabil reverse logistics portfolio
includes: order fulfillment, next and same day transportation, returns
processing, whole unit and component repair, assembly, procurement and vendor
management, planning and inventory funding, call center and tech support,
trade compliance and the use of The UPS Store^® locations for product pick-up
or drop-off.

“Our customers’ supply chains are becoming increasingly complex,” said Brad
Mitchell, president of UPS global logistics and distribution. “They are
looking for industry-leading high-tech aftermarket solutions to build more
flexibility and convenience into their returns process. The fact that UPS’s
collaboration with Jabil already has resulted in success with several
world-leading organizations, such as Dell Computers, highlights the value this
solution can offer.”

“Dell has always been an innovator in the service parts reverse logistics
solutions space. A clear example of this is when companies like Jabil and UPS
are encouraged to come together and leverage their functional expertise on
behalf of Dell customers,” said Timmy O'Dwyer, executive director, Dell
Services Supply Chain.

UPS and Jabil are uniquely positioned to provide customized local services
globally, with 1.8 million UPS pick-up and drop-off locations in 147 countries
and 55 Jabil service centers in 21 countries.

About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of
solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the
facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology
to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta,
UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can
be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at
blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

About Jabil

Jabil (NYSE: JBL) is an electronic product solutions company providing
comprehensive electronics design, manufacturing and aftermarket product
management services to global electronics and technology companies. Offering
complete product supply chain management from facilities in 29 countries,
Jabil provides comprehensive, individualized-focused solutions to customers in
a broad range of industries. Jabil common stock is traded on the New York
Stock Exchange under the symbol, "JBL". Further information is available on
Jabil's website: jabil.com

Contact:

UPS
Keisha A. Simmons, 404-828-6798
keishasimmons@ups.com
or
Jabil
Beth Walters, 727-803-3511
beth_walters@jabil.com
 
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