Airborne Express Hbs Case Study

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Business Opportunity Analysis
[Airborne Express]

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1. Identify the key buyers, products and geographies that Airborne Express, FedEx, and UPS try to serve. Are they similar or different? | Airborne Express | Federal Express | UPS | Product Line | Air-express transportation + provides delivery service of small packages and documents | FedEx Ground delivery (No shipment)(Business documents, electronic components, medical samples and replacement parts) | Ground delivery + express delivery by air(Courier Express Services Freight Forwarding Services Logistics Services) | | | | | Target Customer Segment | Business customers that regularly ships large volume of urgent items | All Segments | All Segments (For their basic business shipping envelopes and packages, anyone around the world who wants to ship an envelope or package) | | | | | Geographies | railroads, motor freight, water transportation, air transportation | railroads, motor freight, air transportation | railroads, motor freight, air transportation | | | | |

The upper chart demonstrates a comparison among the three largest companies- Federal Express, UPS, and Airborne Express. The physical, information, and human assets deployed to accomplish this feat varied from company to company, but the basic activities are similar in terms of products, target, and geographies. But, there are some different parts as shown in the chart.
2. Now, identify the "activity sets" along the internal value chain for Airborne Express, FedEx, and UPS. Are they consistent to serve the buyers, products and geographies targeted?
“Activity set” is defined as a method of categorizing physical activities performed to fulfill an order. This can be identified by analyzing the internal value chain of Airborne…...

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