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The 1970's & 80ís were exciting times...
Frederick Smith had the vision, the money, and jets...
He needed revolutionary ideas & people to integrate it all..
How did Purple People create radical IT systems when the
world was just coming out of
What were the business problems, what was the Culture, and Who
were the Pioneers that innovated
What were the lessons learned that can be applied to
Innovation today; where will Technology &
These webpages are for those that built FedEx and for those that are still at the Company.
In addition to stories and videos of these pioneers, several areas of innovation will be explored including:
-Development of the first privated wireless Radio data network -DADS
-Development of Customer Automation to assist Customers in airbill preparation, online tracking/tracing and online billing
-Development of Scanning and Tracking systems of Packages using barcodes
-Development and Evolution of Networks
and other innovations
Many Thanks to the following Contributors:
|Chuck Graham||Ancel Hankins||John Schwarzmann|
|Jim Bentley||Jimmy Sowell||Paul Benbrook|
|Buddy Johnson||Ken Pasley||Chuck Siegfried|
|Tom Bullion||Bob Higgins||
|Winn Stephenson||Jim Moore|
|Sherry Taylor||Jack Brown|
|Cheryl Bowen||Clayton Roderick|
|David Pike||Jim Barksdale|
|Dr. Ron J. Ponder||Harry Dalton|
Other Links & Resources:
|by Roger Frock (FedEx's first COO)|
|FedEx Delivers||by Madan Birla (Managing Director)|
|Customer Culture||by Michael Basch (SVP Sales,Cust Service & SuperHub Implementation )|
|Federal Express Wiki||Wikipedia|
|The Story of FedEX - A Chronicle of Achievements||SRI|
|From the Ground UP-A Lifelong Journey of Re-Inventing Yourself||by Brian Pecon|
|History of Operations Research @ FedEx|
|"Absolutely, Positively Overnight" The Unofficial Corporate History of Federal Express||by Sigafoos & Easson|
How to Submit your Comments & Memories
Stories, Memories & your comments are most welcome.
Send an email to Jimmy Burk email@example.com; these will be reviewed, edited and placed inside the relative webpage or in a comments page within a few days of being received..
If you would like to participate in these history pages, send your stories, videos and comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your info will be posted as quickly as possible, for others to share.
I've concentrated on Info and Telecom systems from 1973 to 1995; I didn't want to share any sensitive information or any trade secrets; As time passes we will add stories from 1996 to the present.
Especially, any corrections are welcome.
I have a BIOgraphy page, if you want to be listed on those pages, just email me a photo and information about yourself.
Thanks to all,
Jimmy G. Burk
This is a personal website not endorsed by any company or group and not supported by FedEx or any associated entity. Opinions and memories are my own, or submissions by readers. Nothing is meant to defame or provide any secure processes or private information. Email Jimmy Burk (email@example.com) if any information is considered sensitive.
Information posted are memories of the past. It should not be taken as absolute truths or facts.
Any images or logos have been created or taken from readily available photos on the Internet. Some were given to me in the early 1980's. None are owned by the author. Let me know if anything is sensitive and it will be taken off that webpage.
These pages are not for profit; they are for the enjoyment and re-hashing of history& memories that many of us lived thru.
Stories and comments are welcome; if any are submitted, the sender takes sole responsility of correctness of the info, & gives the right to put into these webpages or comment pages, and to be edited, unless you note otherwise.
You may link to these pages but please do not copy anything without permission.
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