United Parcel Services: Delivering Packages and E-Commerce Solutions
17 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2002
Date Written: August 2001
This case study describes how UPS has successfully migrated from a bricks-and-mortar environment to a clicks-and- mortar environment. It focuses on the development of an IT capability that positioned UPS to aggressively pursue e-business opportunities. It then describes the firm's wide ranging e-business initiatives, which include providing UPS functionality in vendor software packages, providing downloadable functionality on its website, and creating an e-Ventures group to seek out new business opportunities. The case addresses the challenge of moving quickly to provide e-business solutions while leveraging UPS' robust infrastructure.
Keywords: IT Infrastructure, E-business Strategy, IT-business Relationships
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