So if a package is shipped from NYC to Boston it has to go to Memphic first?
That doesn't seem to make sense at any rate. A central hub system makes
sense but not for everything unless it has to pass thru that point from
start to finish.
-> -----Original Message-----
-> From: owner-classiccmp(a)classiccmp.org
-> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Chuck McManis
-> Sent: Friday, July 27, 2001 2:48 PM
-> To: classiccmp(a)classiccmp.org
-> Subject: RE: Example of Fedex Intl shipping
-> At 02:04 PM 7/27/01 -0500, you wrote:
-> >Why did it go from Alaska to Tennesse to California?
-> Because FedEx sends everything "in" to Memphis and "out" to its
-> destination. This was the basis for their entire concept. If you
-> read the
-> story of how they got started the guy who started them realized the post
-> office (and most shippers) spent way too much time trying to optimally
-> route packages that could just as easily be routed by setting up one
-> routing system from a central point. Thus the routes were all
-> fixed (i.e.
-> to go to San Jose from Memphis goes blip, blip and blip. etc.) and there
-> was no "loss" due to trying to compute n x m ideal routes.