As is well known, although both DHL and TNT have a presence in the US market, ground and air superiority are held by UPS and FedEx respectively. Although both companies provide similar services, they have diametrically opposed corporate philosophies.
All four companies have been vying for global domination of the Logistics Market, but over the last 10 years this struggle has intensified with a systematic stream of acquisitions. Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN), DHL's parent company, has bought more than 50 companies, mostly in Europe. UPS ever since it went Public has gone on a shopping spree to fill out its Air Express capabilities, FedEx mirrored this move by acquiring ground transportation brands. This break neck speed of expansion and determination to service the entire supply chain along the most important trade lanes shows no sign of abatement.
In this highly competitive rush to dominate global logistics, the question remains - which of these behemoths will succeed in their feverish attempt to be the logistics supplier of choice for the global economy? Can we look at them today and predict the future winners?
• The History of the Integrators
• The comparative approached to their market
• The impact of their comparative development models
• Their comparative Logistic Value Chains
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