Saturday, April 19, 2014
Apr 092014Starting this April, huge Boeing 777 cargo aircraft will begin streaming in and out of Indianapolis four nights a week coming from the new FedEx Express hub in Osaka, Japan. Locating our FedEx North Pacific Regional Hub on the western edge of Japan is partly due to a combination of geography, flight optimization, package consolidation, and something the Kansai International Airport (KIX) shares with the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) – they are open for business 24/7. So is the U.S. economy.
Global gateways, like the Indy Hub, are essential to keep today’s customers and suppliers throughout America competitive in the world economy. US exports to Asia have been steadily increasing...
Mar 172014By now, most of us have adopted social media as an integral part of our daily lives. I, for one, knew that the world had changed the day that my grandmother sent me a text about my recent Facebook status update, from halfway around the world. Now, that is a connected planet! We may not be a member of everything, but we have our Facebook friends, our Twitter and Instagram followers, our LinkedIn connections, and so on… So now what?
One of the prevailing messages at SXSW Interactive this year centered around taking this hyper connected world that we’ve created – and doing something good.
Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, asked in one session, “What is the true promise of our connected society? It should be people helping each other.”
Mar 062014What do haute couture clothes have in common with medical equipment and aircraft technology? Any guesses?
On the face of it very little. However, at a closer look you’ll see that all of the above objects are critical.
By critical shipments I mean high value, extremely time or temperature sensitive, or even irreplaceable objects – making it imperative that their location and temperature is known at all times...
Feb 202014On a clear Pacific evening a few years ago, a fully laden FedEx plane winged its way from the US to Taiwan overnight. Inside one of the many shipments on board was a precious item – a pacemaker destined for a major hospital in Taipei. It wasn’t just a delivery. It was a life saving connection. For doctors and a critically ill heart patient, a device made half way around the world, and delivered in just one night, helped save his life. Today, the possibilities are even greater. Spine tingling, in fact.
Feb 142014Venturing into uncharted export markets can be a journey into the unknown for many Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). That is what relatively few actually dare to make that bold step. Customs regulations can at first seem a little daunting.
However, we are seeing a growing number of SMEs in the aeronautical, high tech and luxury industries, in particular, that are interested in exporting in order to capitalize on growth markets.
As I come into daily contact with SMEs in my job I have noticed that they ask recurring questions...
Feb 132014Have you ever Googled yourself? How do you protect your online identity? Social networking offers many benefits and risks. We invited Nev Schulman, star of the MTV hit show "Catfish: The TV Show" to speak with FedEx team members at the yearly Cyber Security Month event about his experiences with social media and matters of the heart. In this video clip, Nev, illustrates a real life example of why privacy settings are important.
Use these tips to help protect your identity online:
Look yourself up on the internet. Use search engines...
Feb 132014...When it comes to healthcare shipping in particular, many factors need to be considered while looking for packaging solutions, such as reliability, cost, reusability, technical features or quality aspects. Critical healthcare commodities will be placed in packaging solutions during transportation. Shippers need to compare alternatives in the large portfolio of niche transportation solutions available in the market place...
Feb 052014FedEx Express began bringing B767s into our fleet last September, which I consider a milestone event for us Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs). The FedEx Express trunk fleet includes not only other Boeing types such as the B777, the B757, and until it was recently retired, the B727, but also Airbus aircraft (A300 and A310s) and McDonnell Douglas aircraft (MD10s and MD11s), too.
Feb 042014Just click submit.
That thought played on a loop in Danny Catullo’s head late one night just over a year ago. Midnight was approaching and he was sure nothing would come of the time he was spending crafting, reviewing and re-wording his story. The story of Catullo Prime Meats - a third generation butcher shop in Youngstown, OH - that he would eventually share with thousands of supporters and a few nameless, faceless reviewers at FedEx who would determine whether he would win one of six FedEx Small Business Grants.
It’s hard for me to imagine Danny struggling to perfect his story as I watch him...
Jan 272014“Being told ‘you’re crazy’ generally means ‘We should get started on this idea right away!’ “ – Dean Kamen
Recently, celebrated inventor and innovator Dean Kamen (creator of the Segway, iBOT wheelchair, and more) visited the FedEx Headquarters to speak to an enthusiastic group of FedEx employees about Innovation. Dean Kamen is an inspiring creative and scientific leader who holds over 440 patents, and also founded Deka Research as well as the FIRST Robotics Competition for students.