Alan Amling is a TED speaker and thought leader on harnessing digital disruption for success. Currently a lecturer and fellow at UT, Amling helped drive innovation over a 27-year career with UPS. He is the CEO of the advisory firm Thrive and Advance LLC and serves on the executive advisory board for the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute. He researches, invests, advises and speaks on innovation in manufacturing and logistics and on how firms can recognize and thrive in disruption.
Amling’s last role at UPS was as vice president of corporate strategy, where he helped revitalize the company’s innovation and venture capital programs for the digital economy. He moved into this role after serving as VP of marketing for UPS Global Logistics & Distribution.
Amling began his UPS career in 1982, working as a seasonal employee for four years, performing various jobs, including package handler and car washer. He rejoined UPS after graduate school in 1992 and held numerous leadership roles in industrial engineering, customer technology and new product development. Amling has a doctorate in management from Kennesaw State University, an MBA from Indiana University and a bachelor’s in business and psychology from Lewis & Clark College.
Media & Press Releases
- UPS, Teamsters and the matter of unintended consequences - Freight Waves
- UPS targets lucrative e-commerce returns, healthcare with acquisitions - Reuters
- A Remedy for the Supplier Onboarding Problem - Harvard Business Review
- UPS, Teamsters deal could ramp up wage pressure for logistics firms - Supply Chain Dive
- 'Historic' Teamsters’ Contract Means Labor Can Flex Its Muscles Beyond Supply Chain, Expert Says
- Increasing E-Commerce Efficiencies Block by Block - Inbound Logistics
- After the UPS-Teamster Contract Agreement, What’s Next for Supply Chains?
- Some part-time UPS workers say "historic" contract falls short - CBS News
- UPS-Teamsters deal: 9 reactions from Biden, industry groups - Supply Chain Dive
- 5 early takeaways from UPS-Teamsters agreement - Yahoo Finance