University of Phoenix
Instructor: Eric Wilson
November 11, 2010
Huffman Trucking Company was created in 1936 with a single tractor-trailer. There growth is due to World War II and the U.S. Governments demand for carrier services for factories in the Midwest to ports on the East Coast. In 1945, there growth increased to 36 trailers and 16 tractors. There growth is due to internal sales with the acquiring of five Eastern regional carriers. This has allowed them to continue to be privately held. There business processes and organizational structure uses the transaction processing system (TPS). The transaction processing system collects and stores, retrieves, and modifies all data transactions. A transaction processing system supports the collection, monitoring, storage, and processing of business transactions and also provides the input data for other information systems in the organization. Transaction processing means to quickly process transactions and data. That process supports the core operations which lower the risks of transaction mistakes and allows for reliable processing of transactions. This paper covers the current system in use and will make suggestions on other systems that could be used to improve the overall business process at Huffman Trucking.
Huffman Trucking is a mid-sized transport company in the shipping of goods, and operates in a very competitive market. Management developed a strategy to develop an advantage by focusing on the improvement of quality service in the shipping process. At Huffman Trucking the shipping process involves receiving goods from shippers, sorting packages for transport to destinations, and loading the products for transporting from facilities to destinations. The transportation of packages from loading docks to destinations is a separate process. A number of factors...