posts tagged with Strategy

Technology, Process Change, and Leadership (repost)

IMG_3205.jpg This post originally appeared on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Center for Aviation & Aerospace Leadership blog:

Organizations constantly seek to increase quality, productivity and efficiency. When deployed effectively, technology helps us eliminate wasted time and materials, increases efficiency, and improves service.

While incorporating technology into our operations is one of our biggest opportunities as leaders, it also presents one of our biggest challenges. Having the latest technological programs and gadgets at our disposal doesn’t do much for our operations if we’re not adequately prepared to make use of them. If our processes are outdated and full of inefficiency, redundancy and sometimes even counterproductive activity, technology may illuminate the situation but it certainly cannot resolve it.

FedEx Annual Report 2011: “We said we would position ourselves for success, and we have.”

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After a year of transition, this is a defining moment for FedEx. During 2011, an improved economy, robust customer demand and decisive actions to grow our business increased volumes and yields across all FedEx transportation segments. Revenues reached nearly $40 billion, a 13 percent year-over-year increase, and earnings per share grew more than 20 percent year over year. We are reaping the benefits of strategies we executed in tougher times.

I encourage you to visit our new Annual Report website to learn more about our momentum. You’ll find good news about global trade trends that drive our business. Read examples of how we’re making it even easier to access global markets. See how we’re systematically working to create a more secure energy future.

Sustainability Is a Team Sport

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"You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle." - Bill Peterson - I wouldn’t recommend following that directive. In fact, I am not even sure how it can be accomplished. But, it is relevant. Here’s why: