CIS 66 -Management Information Systems - Group Work #7

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4/3/12 11:29 PM CIS 66 -Management Information Systems - Group Work #7 Page 1 of 5 http://www.santarosa.edu/~ssarkar/cs66fl08/gw/gw7s.htm Group Work #7 SOLUTION - Case Study pgs. 337-339 . SOLUTION: Case Study - UPS verses FedEx: Two Competitors, Two Wireless Strategies 1. Analyze UPS and FedEx using the competitive forces and value chain models. UPS and FedEx: Competitive forces model: Potential Entrants: The threat of new entrants is very low due to the fact that this would be a very costly industry to enter into. Industry Competitors: FedEx and UPS are the industry leaders although there are lots of small competitors. Substitutes: Substitutes that could be considered is postal service, e- mail (letters and attachments), and other smaller couriers who operate within city boundaries. Suppliers: In this case, their customers could be considered their suppliers. The power of the suppliers is high because they can choose which company they will much they are willing to pay for each service. Buyers: If the buyer wants the best service they can easily choose between the two major players. If the buyers elects to choose the best service from one or the other of these couriers, than the
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course INFO 360 taught by Professor Wynne during the Fall '08 term at VCU.

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