The Current Operations Of Werner Enterprises, Inc. Executive Summary

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Living Case Study: Strategy Edition GUIDED STUDY OF WERNER ENTERPRISES, INC. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This study examines the current operations of Werner Enterprises, Inc. In doing so, the study surveys the history, guiding stars, external environment, internal environment, and the current strategies that Werner has employed. This study also gives recommendations for new strategies going forward, as well as which strategies should be continued. A plan for how these strategies will be implemented and evaluated follows. The guiding stars segment inspects the effectiveness of Werner’s mission statement, vision statement, and guiding principles, as well as suggests for ways to improve these where necessary. The external environment describes…show more content…
(About Werner, n.d.). This wide variety of services allows Werner to compete in the industry, as does their quality trucks, professional drivers, modern technology, and global reach. Werner’s guiding stars include their mission statement, vision statement, and guiding principles. Each of these demonstrate the importance that Werner places on relationships. These guiding stars give an idea of the business that Werner engages in, and what their values and goals are. However, there are many ways in which these statements can be improved. A more descriptive view of where the company is now, where they would like to be in the future, and how they intend to get there will be beneficial to the company, its employees, and its customers. Werner’s external environment includes the following opportunities and threats. Opportunities • Signing long-term contracts with major customers • Creating basic, inexpensive service package for down economy • Continuing to expand globally • Investing in technology • Embracing cleaner energy sources Threats • Dependence on large customers • Economic recession • Highly competitive industry • Increased regulations • Technology disruption or malfunction Werner’s internal environment includes the following strengths and weaknesses.
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