UPS vs. FedEx

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IntroductionIn today's' fast moving world delivery of packages, parcels, documents, goods in a timely and guaranteed manner is of absolute importance. With the fast moving trend of online businesses, auctions etc. The need for fast and reliable package delivery is growing. The logistics industry has received globally, a lot of publicity regarding the industry's attitudes on, and actions in, corporate responsibility issues. The different stakeholder groups are interested in the logistics industry's ways of action concerning these issues. The logistics industry has had to react to these new kinds of demands and questions from the stakeholders. Two major companies come to mind when we have to ship anything of real importance: FEDEX and UPS.

FEDEX Overview:The FedEx companies' historical milestones span over a half century and demonstrate the insight and leadership of the trusted FedEx brand. FedEx Custom Critical, a package and delivery business was founded in Akron, Ohio in 1947 by Roberts Cartage.

The FedEx Corporation, as we know it today, was organized in 1971 in Little Rock Arkansas. Today's FedEx is led by FedEx Corporation, which provides strategic direction and consolidated financial reporting for the operating companies that compete collectively under the FedEx name worldwide. FedEx has grown and expanded into four core businesses including; FedEx Kinko's Office and Print Center, FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight.

Every generation expects easier access to more of what the world has to offer and that is more products and services, more information and ideas, more people and places. FedEx helped create that expectation. In addition, we deliver on it millions of times a day, providing the access to transform possibilities into reality. While our early days are legendary, today's FedEx has grown up into a $29-billion network of companies, offering just the right mix of transportation, information, document...