And they get the economy of scale... EVERY package from SJ goes to
the same place, and EVERY package to DEN goes the same way. They
don't worry about a single package that needs to go from SJ to DEN...
On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Chuck McManis wrote:
At 02:04 PM 7/27/01 -0500, you wrote:
Why did it go from Alaska to Tennesse to
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.