The company owns 73 plants and employs about 164,000 employees. Ford is now the second largest automotive manufacturer in the U.S. and the fifth largest in the world. The two famous brands of the company are Ford and Lincoln, which are the main brands. Ford also owned some other brands such as Volvo, Mercury, Jaguar, and Land Rover, but it sold these brands to other automakers to keep its focus on the two current main brands. Ford’s mission statement is ONE FORD: ONE TEAM, ONE PLAN, and ONE GOAL ONE FORD: ONE Ford expands on the company’s four-point business plan for achieving success globally.
In 1973m the company relocated operations to Memphis, TN. Over the next several decades Federal Express became FedEx Corp the parent company for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Services. The FedEx Corp is a logistics organization with 290,000 employees worldwide. The Organizational Structure of the FedEx Corporation consists of an executive committee, operating company CEOs, International executives, and other key executives. For example Frederick W Smith, the President, Chairman and CEO of FedEx provide the strategic direction for all companies operating under the FedEx brand.
Moving on to discuss the divergences between Ford and Dell we see many differences. Specifically size is a big difference. Dell has 16,100 employees while Ford (including automotive and financial services) has 363,892 employees. Looking at the case study, we also see sizeable difference in the assets, revenue, manufacturing facilities and more financial information between Dell and Ford. As well, Dell and Ford have significantly different processes related to the ownership of inventory, suppliers, forecasting, and demand.
Huffman Trucking started small as do most businesses in order to get bigger, upgrading locations, project size and employees are all common. For the purpose of this assignment the software used is Microsoft Project and is upgradable like the rest needed in businesses that are growing. Microsoft Project has the ability to build reports and integrate them to Microsoft Excel. It can calculate reports and itemize them using certain criteria. It also allows for easy to find data and track and analyze existing projects.
Virtual Organization System Inventory Timothy L Welty BSA310 October 27, 2014 Peng Virtual Organization System Inventory Assignment: Select one of the following Virtual Organizations: * Huffman Trucking Complete the following chart, filling in information for each system used at the Virtual Organization. Add rows to the chart as necessary. Huffman Trucking “Huffman trucking is a national transportation company. The company's 1,400 employees work in its logistical hubs located in Los Angeles, California, St. Louis, Missouri, and Bayonne, New Jersey; its central maintenance facility is in Cleveland, Ohio; and as drivers of its 800 road tractors. The company expects to earn revenues during fiscal year 2004 in excess of $600,000,000 (Virtual Organization, 2014).” System Name | Brief Description | Department to Use the System | Purpose of the System | Connects With | Development Details | Finance & Accounting Systems | Application is licensed on an annual per user basis from a vendor specializing in F & A systems for the transportation industry | Finance and Accounting Systems | General ledgerAccounts PayableAccounts ReceivableCash ManagementBilling/InvoicingCredit/CollectionsCostingProperty ManagementAssetsTaxes | Integrated with the Fleet Maintenance System and the Enterprise Transportation Application | Maintenance costingFuel management and costingWarranty managementMaterials inventory managementFixed assets | System Name | Brief Description | Department to Use the System | Purpose of the System | Connects With | Development Details | HRIS system | Track employees from an operational and financial perspective | Human Resources | To generate employee files in database.
Key Issues/ Challenges Identified The company manufactured two specialized models of trucks Model 101 and Model 102. The manufacturing process was grouped into four departments: * engine assembly * metal stamping * Model 101 assembly * Model 102 Assembly The capacity of each department was expressed in machine hours required for each truck model in each department. Machine hours
In the late 90’s when futuristic was more the popular look, Mac computers gave the buyer a choice of color and the computer/monitor was very bubbly, laptops more rounded. In the mid 00’s when sleek and contemporary was in style they went simple and slim with their design and back to rectangular design. Now that industrial is the in look, Mac computers take up little space on a desk and laptops are made from aluminum and easily recyclable materials and are ultra light weight (apple-history.com, 2011). FOURNIER’S RESEARCH Referring to the Dr. Fournier’s research on relationships with branding, after examining not only consumers brand choice but also their lives, she came up with 15 types of relationships people have with their brands (Aisner, 1999). When characterizing how customers relate to Mac, customers relate as if Mac were a best friend.
It was 111years ago since that first blueprint drawing by William S. Harley, and Harley Davidson as of present time has five basic models (over 75 sub-models). Worldwide Harley Davidson has more than 1500 dealerships and shipped more than 220,000 motorcycles to dealers and distributors in 2011 (Digits, 2011). Any business or organization doing business worldwide has to consider environmental factors when marketing globally and domestically. Harley Davidson Motorcycles is aware of this and has moved forward with marketing since 1907 when the company was incorporated (History of Harley Davidson, 2012). The influence of global economic interdependence and the effect of trade practices and agreements for Harley Davidson Motorcycles have changed over the years.
I was exposed to various computer courses like Data Structures, DBMS. In my course of study I was offered a chance to work and design models developed in Pro/E WildFire4.0 and integrated into WindChill (a PLM platform) using the SVR Multi Repressor (M-SVR) where the problem of regression for multiple variables is estimated. This helps the designers to deliver the product data efficiently to a globally shared database improving design productivity and reducing the overall cycle time. And I also did well with a minimal expertise in AUTOCAD, CATIA, and
Swift Transportation Functionality, Principles, and Participants Swift Transportation Functionality, Principles, and Participants In 1966 Swift Transpiration Company was established and headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Swift company has made a long way from starting out by having only one truck in its inventory to becoming the largest truckload motor carrier in the world. “Swift operates the largest truckload fleet in the United States combining strong regional operations, an expedited transcontinental operation, various specialty and dedicated offerings and a comprehensive intermodal package.” (Welcome to Swift Transportation, 2006) Starting from 1988 Swift’s revenue consisted of $25 million and reached a revenue of $3.4 billion, operating over 16,000 trucks. Today Swift has over forty terminals in North America and Mexico. In 2004, Swift became the first U.S. trucking company to buy a Mexican trucking company and now Swift wholly owns Trans-Max.