The Logistics Institute (TLI) Receives Grant from The UPS Foundation

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The Logistics Institute (TLI), a unit of the School of Industrial and Systems
Engineering at Georgia Tech, received a $150,000 grant from The UPS Foundation,
the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE:UPS). The grant will be used to continue the UPS
Global Logistics Program
at Georgia Tech. Through the UPS
Global Logistics Program
over the past eight years, TLI has established
relationships and is conducting research and educational programs in Singapore,
South Africa and China. In October 2005, TLI co-sponsored the first Sino-U.S.
Global Logistics Forum in Shanghai, China and established a partnership with
Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

"Over the past fifteen years UPS has been TLI's most consistent and generous
financial supporter. UPS funding has been a key factor in the growth of Georgia
Tech's global programs in logistics," said Professor Don Ratliff, Executive
Director of TLI.

Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, The UPS Foundation identifies
specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support
of this strategic approach, the UPS Foundation has identified literacy, hunger
relief, and volunteerism as its focus areas.

In 2004, the UPS Foundation distributed nearly $40 million worldwide through
grants that benefit organizations or programs such as the UPS Global Logistics
Program at Georgia Tech and provide support for building stringer communities.

"Giving back to the communities is an important part of UPS's culture that's
embraced by our employees through volunteerism, making donations and sharing
their intellectual capital," said Evern Cooper Epps, president of The UPS Foundation
and vice president of UPS corporate relations. "Together with nonprofit partners
such as TLI, we work to make a positive impact on the lives of people in need."

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  • Created On: Jan 23, 2006 - 8:00pm
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