United Parcel Service, a logistics company has established itself through its strong corporate culture, continuous ability to innovate, and its far-reaching global network. The company has maintained a competitive advantage over the years by implementing continuous growth strategies—the first was geographic expansion, next the early adaptation of electronic tracking technologies, and then came a series of acquisitions. Although UPS is financially strong and is able to maintain its role in the courier and delivery industry—it is vital that UPS continue to act strategically as to strive for long-term success. UPS is heavily dependent on the U.S. economy and it is important that it find greater and more profitable ventures
Huffman Trucking is first major freight carrier that has managed to grow tremendously over the past few years (Huffman Trucking, 2008). The company has 925 drivers, 425 support personnel, 800 road tractors, and 2100 trailers. The organization offers various customers base and distribution capacity. The mission of Huffman Trucking is to increase the profit and become a growing, and adaptable company. Huffman Trucking plans to leverage the automated information system, and technology to provide better customer service and business performance.
If an IT system is put in place where trucks can be tracked on route, load capacity, and arrival time, the outbound and inbound logistics can be controlled in a precise fashion optimizing full truck loads per shipment and precise arrival times to minimize inventory holdings. In essence the mobile trucks will become mobile inventories dropping holding costs significantly. Furthermore, Deere will be able to eliminate duplication of tasks because those who dealt with outbound logistics can service inbound logistics as well. Coordination of the two activities in the supply chain will optimize Deere’s supply chain at each plant giving it an advantage over other competitors who outsource inbound, outbound or a combination of the two. This is because by keeping both in house, Deere may be able to continuously improve their management of logistics and reduce costs. Deere is more flexible when they in-source outbound and inbound logistics because they can send trucks to service the current logistics need. Performance measurement is also more efficient especially if the aforementioned IT system is utilized. Furthermore, cost reductions will ultimately be seen due to better utilization of infrastructure, IT and human resources if our proposal is implemented.
Averitt Express is a well-known transportation company based in Cookeville, Tennessee. They are one of the premier truckload and less-thantruckload providers of freight transportation services in North America. The company 's fleet consists of more than 3,500 trucks, all of which serve thousands of points throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Averitt also provides international transportation services to roughly 100 different countries and more than 300 foreign destinations around the world. The company competes with several transportation companies such as Swift, J.B. Hunt Transport, Conway, Landstar System, and Schneider National. The transportation is facing a lot of changes, one of them being able to compete with their competitors by beating their cost, but staying profitable themselves. This marketing strategy will discuss the marketing plan to reach potential customers in the West and North West coast of this country.
AAA Transportation is an interstate company that focuses on transporting wholesale products in refrigerated trailers around Midwest this company is located in Waukegan,WI. On the other hand, AAA Transportation has new owners that are planning to make some positive changes that can potentially raise the company's growth becoming more successful. The new owners want to add a delivery of nonperishable products, such as canned foods, to their delivery routes, allowing AAA to expand the area they cover and to provide expanded service to their existing customers. Taking in consideration that many of the routes do not require a full load, there would
Currently, the company is a global giant, in terms of its ability to move goods. Also, the company is highly visible and easily recognized. Over the years, it has become the world’s biggest package delivery company. However, it has also evolved to offer many other offerings and services. On a daily basis, the company operates and manages how goods and information are shipped throughout the world.
When you need expedited shipping, we make sure that's what you get. Tell us when you need your product, and where it has to go, we'll do the rest. Our drivers take the shortest and most direct route to your chosen destination. We won't detour off. Your items are our top priority, you don't have to worry about delays and detours caused by us looking for side loads, your load is it. If you need a refrigerated truck, that's no problem for us. Our top of the line trucks come equipped with notification systems so we're alerted to any temperature change. You're also able to monitor and make temperature changes while the shipment is in route. We find that this extra bit of control is something that our clients really appreciate. A satellite system allows the shipment to be monitored throughout it's trip so we always know exactly where your shipment is at all times.
As a nationwide trucking service company, we know how vital it is for your cargo to be delivered on time, which is why at Flat Bed Haul; we make use of experienced truck drivers with absolute understanding of various road networks, so as to avoid any form of delay along the way. We pride ourselves in providing timely and efficient service delivery to our customers at every given opportunity, because our drivers are mandated to strictly adhere to the scheduled pickup and delivery times for your cargo.
Understanding that the Bobcat Bellies want to help food trucks everywhere transition to brick and mortar operations, I desire to help existing businesses thoroughly enact the expansion of their businesses. Due to my hard work, involvement,
One of the first things I would do is hire a management team and develop a mission statement, come up with the name of the company, and strategy where I want the company to go and how to get there. “The mission, goals, and strategies must be compatible and integrated to reflect a clear sense of identity and purpose for the organization” (Parnell, 2008). I would use the differentiation strategy (no focus) because this strategy tries to satisfy all their customers by having a name and slogan that will set them apart from their competition. This strategy talks about focusing on speedy delivery; this will set a company apart from the other freight companies if they are able to prove they have deliveries that are faster than the competition. Timing
The target customer base of the organisation incorporates young adults and proffessional who live or work locally aged 20-45 years of age. Additionally, the environment and location of the truck, attracts a dominantly local market.
Student Answer: Company is Geodis Logistics USAA1.We help our clients succeed by overcoming logistical constraints (Mission). We are the growth partner for our clients (Vision).B1. Maximize Growth PotentialB2. Develop Next Generation WorkforceB3.Ensure Customer Lifecycle excellenceThe goal that is directly aligned with our department is B3.C1. Make it easy for the client to do business with usC2.Always deliver a perfect serviceC3.Win, retain and develop profitable clientsC4. Establish quality relationship with Vendors and Customers through effective communicationD1. Building Shipments in a Timely Manner 1.Customers email there shipment request into a shared inbox 2. Once received we must obtain all proper addresses and times for pick up and deliveries 3. Then gather the freight information : pallet count, weight, dimensions, toxicity , etc 4. Choose the carrier that will deliver the product the fastest yet most cost efficient. 5. Send the Bill of Lading back to customer to start the process.D2. The only way to improve the efficiency of this process would be to update the system to soe that most of the reoccurring shipment information could auto-populate to save time on unnecesary keystrokes, www.Geodis.com
As in part one of the Supply Chain Game, we were given the option to use trucks as a shipping method. This method can make or break your bottom line because it is an expensive option if you are not utilizing it properly. The cost of using this shipping method is still $15,000 whether the truck is in full or partial methods. The importance of running this part of the operation to perfection is in the numbers. A truck that leaves at half capacity (100 drums) is only generating $145,000 on that run, whereas a full truck would yield