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Federal Express - 1,297 words
Since 1971, time sensitive packages and letters have been delivered safely and punctually to anyone, anywhere in the world. Often times, the contents of these packages contain life saving materials. The company that makes efficient delivery possible is Federal Express. FedExs guaranteed overnight delivery, or your money back offer, makes it a unique and highly trusted company. Many aspects go into making this company work like a well-oiled machine; including packaging, the variety of modes of transporting, and the ability to track the where abouts of the package from any place in the world. With these attributes nearly perfected, FedEx has truly "made the world small" (Kinney, 6-10). From it ...
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Federal Express - 1,315 words
... are compacted into the cargo hold of a jet the they become pressurized and susceptible to explosion. Therefore, a shipper caught sending items such as these can expect large fines exceeding $200,000 and most likely a lengthy jail sentence. One of the outstanding qualities of FedEx is their commitment to human life. FedEx maintains an alliance with the American Red Cross, combining the effectiveness of FedExs overnight delivery with the Red Cross strength in emergency relief. FedEx holds world acclaim for their role in shipping vital life saving materials, such as organs for transplant recipients (Kinney, 33). In fact, Nancy Lacy, a FedEX customer service agent in Texas stated, "Every pa ...
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Company Profile Of Federal Express Incorporated - 969 words
Federal Express is based in Memphis, Tennessee. The company also has its main hub for the air fleet in Memphis with an additional mini-hub is Pittsburgh, PA. Frederick W. Smith incorporated Federal Express in 1971. His idea was to have a package air delivery company that flew mainly at night to cater to business needs. Most existing companies used passenger planes for package delivery, but Smith had a vision of a company that was not bound by the schedules of passenger carriers. He started the company with a fleet of smaller mini-freighters using French made Falcon jets. Federal Express (FedEx) was set up to pickup packages in the late afternoon and guarantee delivery by the next day anywher ...
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Electronic Commerce - 1,346 words
Introduction2 History of E-commerce..4 Economic Impact5 Advantages of E-commerce5 Disadvantages of E-commerce...7 The Future of E-commerce.9 Summary...11 References.12 Electronic commerce, or e-commerce has developed very rapidly in the last few years and has left some people wondering what it is all about. "Most people think e-commerce is just about buying and selling things over the Internet" (Wareham, 2000). E-commerce is a broad term describing the electronic exchange of business data between two or more organizations' computers. Some examples might be the electronic filing of your income tax return, on-line services like Prodigy, on-line banking and on-line billing for services or produ ...
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Canada Post - 1,160 words
... er the quality of service provided by these franchises. This may lead to possible bottlenecks and decrease service quality. Letter-mail volumes, which still provide the bulk of Canada Posts business, face competition from courier services and electronic alternatives such as fax, electronic mail and electronic funds transfer. The dominant users of Canada Post's letter-mail services are banks, utilities, credit card companies and other businesses. These companies are likely to adapt to more innovative electronic alternatives. This situation poses an acute threat to Canada Post Corporation unless they are able to innovate. In the distribution market, multinational courier companies, such as ...
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Computer Based Training Business Interchange - 4,593 words
Computer-based training (CBT) is an all-encompassing term used to describe any computer-delivered training including CD-ROM and the World Wide Web. CBT courseware curriculum development involves the use of integrated multimedia training tools that have taken the lead in developing training courseware. We have always had workplace learning systems. People best learn many tasks and skills at the workplace or very close to the workplace. There is also plenty of evidence to suggest that if people learn a task or a skill at their workplace, they are more likely to transfer that skill to actual work performance. The interfacing between workplace learning systems and corporate learning systems is a ...
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Pink Palace Museum - 585 words
When I first moved to Memphis, I decided that I wanted to learn more about my new hometown. I thought that the museums would be the perfect place to help me learn more about Memphis. There is one museum in particular that I will never forget. It is called The Pink Palace Museum. The Pink Palace Museum is a pink grand palace made of pink bricks and pink Georgian marble. Before the palace was transformed into a museum, it was intended to be the home Charles Saunders, founder of the Piggly Wiggly grocery store. Allegedly, Saunders had paid to have his dream home built. Unfortunately, his dream was destroyed when he had to file a Chapter Eleven because of his outstanding debt. The city of Memphi ...
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Ecommerce - 1,254 words
Many new and exciting business and purchasing opportunities are becoming available due to the phenomenal growth of the Internet and peoples interest to save time and money by purchasing goods via the web. If you think about all the companies that you know that dont use computers for their everyday business than you either are stumped or just thought of one that will soon be forced to evolve or will soon go out of business. There are very few successful companies that do not use computers in their everyday business activities. There are also few companies do not use some form of e-commerce. Just as an example to hit home this point, the effect of the Internet is so widespread in todays busine ...
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Tom Hanks - 613 words
Thomas J. Hanks was born July 9th, 1956, in Concord, California. Tom and his elder siblings were raised by their father Amos Hanks, following the divorce of their parents. Because Amos Hanks was a chef, it forced his family to move every six months in pursuit of jobs. This unstable upbringing meant many schools for young Tom, who had to readjust to his new surroundings practically every semester. Initially a shy schoolboy, he dealt with these readjustments by becoming the class clown and taking on different personality -- almost considered practice for his career. He took these "characters" to the stage and he began participating in high school plays. While a student at Chabot Junior College ...
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Telecommunications Technology Can Provide A Firm With A Competitive Advantage - 753 words
Describe in detail the ways that telecommunications technology can provide a firm with a competitive advantage. A competitive advantage can be achieved by enhancing the firms ability to deal with customers, suppliers, substitute products and services, and new entrance into its market. A firm may find it difficult to keep informed of all changes taking place within its industry, but with the proper telecommunications system a firm could easily gain a competitive advantage over their competitors. Telecommunications can be defined as a communication of information by electronic means usually over some distance and much of todays telecommunications are in the forms of digital data that is transm ...
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The Internet - 2,082 words
The Internet has received a great deal of attention recently as consumers, analysts and even government officials see it as the coming way that Americans will not only do business, but also shop, communicate and receive entertainment. From a small, geographically dispersed group of users only a decade ago, the Internet has added millions of users in the past years. Internet users remain geographically dispersed, but their ranks are no longer limited to government employees or scholars. Like companies or organizations which experience such rapid growth, the growth of the Internet has not been without its difficulties. However, the Internet is not the creation of any one company or organizatio ...
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Cdpd In Latin America - 1,825 words
A key success factor for business development in Latin American Seven years ago cell phones technologies arrived to the Latin American countries and brought wireless voice communications, with that the develop of a new value-added service like CDPD emerge bringing wireless data transfer. Due to this technology business communities around Latin America had started to perform their productive activities more efficiently. Who does companies work with this technology? Mobile wireless data is the transmission of digital information, through a wireless network, to radios that typically move throughout a geographic area. The success of mobile wireless data system had been limited, until the mid 199 ...
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Communications Technology: Global Information Infrastructure - 2,343 words
Introduction We are in the midst of a global information revolution driven by the convergence and proliferation of information and communication technologies. The telecommunications sector is changing at warp speed, driven by technological innovation that results in new equipment and services, and also by new entrants and alliances between companies with experience in a wide range of information industries from telecommunications to broadcasting to computer hardware and software to publishing. Three major trends are driving these changes: the rapid introduction of new technologies and services; the restructuring of the telecommunications sector; and globalization of economies and of communic ...
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Star Trek: A Chronicle - 1,394 words
... ently did a musical album entitled "Old Yellow Eyes Is Back." The title parodies Frank Sinatra ("Old Blue Eyes") and the character Spiner plays; he dons yellow contact lenses as part of his android costume. One of the songs on the album features his fellow co-stars as backup singers. A final note belongs to Wil Wheaton, who plays Ensign Wesley Crusher (and son to Dr. Crusher, the ship's doctor) on The Next Generation. He had already acquired some semblance of fame as the lead in the flick Stand By Me. However, Wesley has also been stereotyped as a whining child in a teenager's body who sulks in his quarters whenever he doesn't get what he wants. The show has been so popular and so stereo ...
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Strategic Marketing And The Four Ps Of Market Research - 1,620 words
When it comes to marketing strategies, most people spontaneously think about the 4P (Product, Price, Place, Promotion) V maybe extended by three more Ps for marketing services (People, Processes, Physical Evidence). Market segmentation and the identification of target markets, however, are an important element of each marketing strategy. They are the basis for determining any particular marketing mix. Market segmentation as defined by Kotler, is the segmentation of markets into homogenous groups of customers, each of them reacting differently to promotion, communication, pricing and other variables of the marketing mix. Market segments should be formed in that way those differences between b ...
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