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    FedEx SWOT

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    A 6 page paper that begins with a brief historical overview of FedEx. The rest of the paper presents a SWOT analysis. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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    New York (FedEx Timeline, 2006). This was the forerunner of FedEx Trade Networks, a subsidiary of todays FedEx Corporation (FedEx Timeline, 2006). In 1947, Roberts Cartage was founded as a  pickup and delivery trucking company in Akron, Ohio (FedEx Timeline, 2006). This is now called FedEx Custom Critical (FedEx Timeline, 2006). In 1966, Viking Freight Inc was founded in San  Jose, California, which is now called FedEx Freight West (FedEx Timeline, 2006). Federal Express Corporation itself was founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1971 by Frederick W. Smith (CSU,  n.d.). Smith used $8 million of family money, obtained $40 million from investors and also obtained bank financing to start the company (CSU, n.d.). With $80 million, Federal Express  was the largest company founded by venture capital up to that time (CSU, n.d.). The company moved its headquarters to Memphis, Tennessee in 1973 where it remains (CSU, n.d.; FedEx  Timeline, 2006). On its first night, Federal Express delivered 186 packaged overnight to 25 different cities (FedEx Timeline, 2006). There were 389 employees and 14 Falcon jets (FedEx Timeline,  2006). This was the beginning of the modern air/ground express industry (FedEx Timeline, 2006). The name would be transformed over the years until January 2000 when the company would  adopt its global brand name of FedEx Corporation (FedEx, About, 2006). FedEx acquired many companies over the years, such as its recent total acquisition of Kinkos Inc. in February  2004 (FedEx, About, 2006). In September of that same year, FedEx acquired Parcel Direct, which was re-branded as FedEx SmartPost (FedEx, About, 2006). The company had already entered into an  alliance with the U.S. Postal Service (FedEx, About, 2006). The company continues to operate under the philosophy: People-Service-Profit (CSU, n.d.). The People goal is to continuously improve managements leadership; the 

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