Mission and Vision Paper
Management and Organization Theory
September 7, 2014
In the corporate world, nothing happens without logistics and logistical support. The leaders of moving products and supplies within the United States and perhaps the world are without a doubt the United Parcel Service (UPS) and the FEDEX Corporation. Both companies have developed a mission statement that guides their daily operations as well as set the stage for future operations. This is an analysis of similarities and differences those statements and a closer look at the FEDEX Corporation and their Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) assessment. Both companies have developed a mission statement that defines them as a business and guides their daily operations. Although both spell out the purpose of their company, both have taken a different approach at delivering them. With United Parcel Services they have listed their mission statement in bullet format while FEDEX lists their mission statement as a paragraph. The appearance and readability of each company’s statement plays a role in how they are perceived. United Parcel Services drives home their mission statement with a key points, bullet format as follows (UPS, 2013): • “Grow our global business by serving the logistics needs of customers, offering excellence and value in all that we do.” • “Maintain a financially strong company-with broad employee ownership-that provides a long-term competitive return to our shareowners.” • “Inspire our people and business partners to do their best, offering opportunities for personal development and success.” • “Lead by example as a responsible, caring, and sustainable company making a difference in the communities we serve.” The United Parcel Service has taken the direct approach of presenting their mission statement by providing the reader with the key points. The way UPS has written...