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Tag Archives: FedEx

The Dark Side of Digitalization

Improvements in efficiency, real-time visibility and connectivity with suppliers and customers 24/7 are among the benefits touted for digitizing the supply chain. It makes complete sense and thanks to a variety of technology tools and startups often described as logistics disruptors, digitizing business processes is happening at a quicker pace. With this rapid pace, risks […]

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FedEx & Walgreens Partner Up for Pickups and Deliveries

FedEx and Walgreens Boots Alliance signed a multi-year deal in which upwards of 8,000 Walgreens stores will serve as points of service delivery. This means that drop off and pick up of pre-packaged and pre-labeled items will be available at almost Walgreens stores by the fall of 2018. The partnership is similar to one that […]

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FedEx Clears Major Hurdle towards TNT Express Acquisition

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  Last week one of the biggest hurdles was cleared when the European Commission concluded the FedEx deal to acquire TNT Express did not raise any competition concerns. A few remaining jurisdictions, including Brazil and China are still pending but the prize possession, Europe has been achieved. The acquisition will follow previous FedEx European acquisitions […]

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Thoughts on the Delivery Landscape by Raghu Ramachandran

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“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…”. Alright not that long ago, it was 2012 when most, in the US, received gifts we ordered on time and, as both a retailer or consumer, accepting our delivery providers quaint time in transit which varied between two and seven days for most items. The […]

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3rd Time a Charm? – UPS and FedEx Prepare for Peak Season

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The holiday season is fast approaching and overall expectations for a good sales season appear positive as the National Retail Federation forecasts a 3.7% increase in retail spending while Adobe indicates an 11.0% increase in e-commerce spending. Not surprising, retail competition will be fierce and ‘free shipping’ will play a big role. Many retailers such […]

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European Airports Wait for EC Ruling on FedEx/TNT Express Merger

As FedEx and TNT Express wait to receive approval of their merger, a few European airports are also waiting their possible fate. According to a Politico article, the Liege airport in Belgium, Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport and the Cologne/Bonn Germany airport could see major changes if the merger is approved. The Liège airport has […]

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Cost management and e-commerce result in good fourth quarter for FedEx

The latest earnings from FedEx depicts rising revenue, improving operating income and increasing volumes. For fiscal year 2014 (June 1, 2013 – May 30, 2014) overall revenue increased 2.9% to $45.6bn and operating margin was 7.6%. For the fourth quarter (March – May), overall revenue increased 3.5% with operating margin of 10.0%. It appears that […]

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