The paper "FedEx Company - Regulations and Public Policy" is a great example of a business case study. The FedEx Company established in 1971 as a logistic company in Memphis. It offers transportation, e-commerce, and other business services. FedEx Corporation is an international company operating in over two hundred and twenty countries with over two hundred and sixty thousand employees worldwide. One year after its establishment, the FedEx improved their distribution industry through the introduction of next day delivery. In the early twenty-first century, the company created an international network that was made up of thirty-four thousand drop off locations, bigger warehouses, six hundred and forty-eight aircraft and sixty thousand vehicles.
Due to the competition that the company was facing from its competitors, they decided to introduce various technological innovations which have been an advantage to them and have assisted them in staying on top of their competitors. Following the drastic changes in the environment and the increasing number of competitors, the issue of the financial crisis that usually hits the world, strategic management has become the most valued tool for FedEx Corporation.
This case study tries to examine the transportation services that the corporation offers. It analyzes the transportation services and describes the role that FedEx transportation plays from a micro and macro perspective. The study also explains the company’ s regulations about the public policies that the management has put in place in making sure that the company follows all the ethics of business and to offer quality services to their customers. Other things described in the paper are costing prices of the services that the company offers and how FedEx Corporation has affected the world socially and politically. Introduction The transportation industry is a significant sector in the economy of every country.
Everyone requires a mode of transportation to provide locomotion services. The origin of the transportation industry can be traced back to the Egyptian empire. Transportation involves the movement of people and animals from one place to another through a particular channel or tool of transportation (Coyle, Bardi & Novack, 2011). There are various forms or modes of transportation. These are road transport, rail, water, air, and much more. The transportation industry has been influential in allowing the expansion of trading activities across various countries of the world.
The expansion of trade has significant impacts in the developments of civilizations. Transportation is also useful in the movement of industrial goods and services from one point to another (Rodrigue, Notteboom & Shaw, 2013). There continues to be an increasing demand for transportation services in every society. Transportation helps the lives of every citizen in a country. It has impacts on their safety, economic well-being, access to other people and places. Failures experienced in a transportation system are sources of great frustrations to human beings and may also lead to a country's economic loss.
The transportation industry remains to be competitive in nature. It is driven by high demands from people and the large goods that need transportation from one place to another (Lich, 1997). Because of this many transportation industries have been established to offer services to people. This paper describes the nature of transportation services offered by a particular transportation company. It examines the transportation services in FedEx Corporation or company. It seeks to describe the role of transportation from a micro and macro perspective as it is offered by the company.
Also, the work describes some of the regulations and public policies that are put in place by the management system to enable it to deliver services of high quality. Again, this study seeks to find out how transportation services from the company have impacted so much on global political and social developments. Finally, it describes the costing and pricing of the transportation services of the company and their implications for the development of a country's economy.
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