Turskey_M4 Assignment 1 Discussion_Analyzing_operating_Environments

Turskey_M4 Assignment 1 Discussion_Analyzing_operating_Environments

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3/26/10 Michael Turskey Argosy University B6023 – Strategic & Operational Planning Vicky Black February 2, 2010 Analyzing Operating Environments
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3/26/10 UPS versus FedEx versus USPS
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3/26/10 FedEx (Federal Express) § Started by Frederick Smith in 1971 § First Investment § 1980’s: § FedEx reached its maturing stage. § First US company to reach $1 billion in revenues. § FedEx handles 3.3 million packages § History of FedEx Express § Frederick W. Smith incorporated Federal Express in June 1971. § Officially began operations on April 17th, 1973, delivering 186 packages to 25 cities. § Rapid growth in the industry began in 1977 following air cargo deregulation. § In 1984, the company expanded to global coverage with services in Europe and UPS (United Parcel Service ) § Founded in 1907 in Seattle, Washington by Jim Casey. § Headquartered in Atlantic, Georgia. § UPS’s early fleet of delivery included a Model T and a few motor cycles. § Has a fleet of 15,000+ trucks & over 500 planes, and serves every company in Fortune Magazine’s list of the 1,000 largest companies in US. § Service to and from more than 200 countries § 423,300 employees worldwide (9th largest global employer) USPS ( United States Postal Service ) § Founded in 1775 by Ben Franklin, the first post master general. § Tenacious delivery despite bad weather. § Responsible for 46% of the world’s card and letter deliveries. § Preferred choice for less important packages. HISTORY
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3/26/10 Past Scenario UPS § Adept ,reliable &economical ground transportation system § Slow § Certain amount of tracking done § Had a tightly defined business. FedEx § Invested in extensive fleet of planes § Deliver overnight § Charged a premium for its speedy service & sophisticated tracking system § Big and small businesses willing paid for this. USPS
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Turskey_M4 Assignment 1 Discussion_Analyzing_operating_Environments

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