Bus 475 Week 3 Learning Team: Functional Area Interrelationships

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Functional Area Interrelationships
October 29, 2012
BUS/475
University of Phoenix

Abstract
Huffman Trucking is a trucking company that was established in 1936. Throughout this paper, we will discuss the company’s mission and vision statement. It will also identify the type of organizational structure and how each of those roles supports the company’s goals. The collaboration process among the functional areas must also be established to support the goals. Finally, the stakeholders will be reviewed and how the company plans to protect them and how their communication is vital to the success of Huffman Trucking.

“Huffman Trucking started in 1936 in Cleveland, OH. By 1945, the company had increased in size to 16 tractors and 36 trailers.” (Virtual Organization) Today Huffman trucking is one of the largest trucking companies in the United States. The company has four locations across the U.S.; Cleveland, OH, Los Angeles, CA, St. Louis, MO, and Bayonne, NJ. The company has created a core foundation to continue to grow the company and sustain financial stability.

Since the inception of the organization in 1936, Huffman trucking has grown their fleet of tractor-trailers from one to over 800 tractors, 2,100 45 foot trailers, and 260 roll on/ roll off units. Huffman trucking also employees 925 drivers and 425 technical support staff members, which is based from the increase in business that they have seen over the years from their acquisitions of five other freight companies. The mission of Huffman trucking is “to be a profitable, growing, adaptive company in an intensively competitive logistical services business environment”. Huffman Trucking according to the mission statement wants to be a competitive company within the logistics industry, and they also want to maintain the growth and profitability that they have experienced over the years. The vision statement of Huffman Trucking is “to be a model company to our stockholders, employees,...
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