As part of its strategy to strengthen UPS's supply chain and healthcare practice in China and around the Asia Region, UPS today announced it will create a new position to oversee all aspects of the supply chain and healthcare logistics product line in China.

Bernard Jiang is promoted and appointed as China Supply Chain and Healthcare Logistics director. In this role he will oversee operations that include warehousing, supplier and ground freight management, as well as the management of UPS China's network of more than 100 field stocking locations across China that support UPS's post sales (service part logistics) product line. Jiang will also direct the supply chain solutions, development and implementations teams in China. Based in Shanghai, Jiang will report to Craig Foster, senior vice president, Supply Chain and Healthcare Logistics, Asia Pacific Region.

In addition to Jiang's appointment, UPS has added additional dedicated professional resources to support supply chain and healthcare logistics solutions and implementations in China. The strengthened China supply chain solutions coupled with the strength of UPS's global and regional solutioning capabilities enhances UPS's ability to offer local expertise and insights to its customers – such that they can benefit from greater visibility in their overall supply chain mechanics to support growth and efficiencies.

"UPS continues to build resources and capabilities in our supply chain and healthcare logistics practice both globally and within Asia specifically. The strengthening of UPS's supply chain and healthcare practice in China gives UPS customers the ability to have more visibility and control over their entire supply chain. Adding additional supply chain resources will support our customers as they enter or expand their operations in China, within Asia or globally," said Foster. "This is a continued extension of UPS Asia Pacific contract logistics support that has seen global and local companies through many successful years in their Asia Pacific growth."

Jiang joined UPS China as a solutions specialist in 2005 when the company became a fully owned subsidiary of UPS and quickly moved up the ranks through the years. He was promoted to assistant solutions manager in 2006 and promoted again in 2007 to contract logistics manager. In 2011, he was promoted to senior manager for the contract logistics and domestic transportation network.

As we continue to grow our supply chain and healthcare logistics network and business in China, we need someone experienced on the ground who is well versed with the local landscape but also connected to UPS's network of global and regional professional supply chain solutions and resources," said Foster. "This will ensure our operational solutions function at the highest level and exceed customer expectations. Jiang will ensure supply chain value to our customers in China and we are glad to promote him to this newly created position."

Jiang holds a bachelor degree in International Business and a diploma in Law from Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade.