As a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, as well as a broad range of construction and forestry equipment, Deere & Co. had a lot to the smooth running of the logistics function. FedEx Logistics outsourced transportation services to 11 Deere facilities throughout North America. But with each company Deere units for its own logistics activities, and on any device, a separate performance agreement negotiations with the FedEx system, cost and service … Read more »

As a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, as well as a broad range of construction and forestry equipment, Deere & Co. had a lot to the smooth running of the logistics function. FedEx Logistics outsourced transportation services to 11 Deere facilities throughout North America. But Deere units, a separate performance agreement negotiations with the FedEx system tended for its own logistics activities, and with any device, differ with each individual company costs and benefits of the units. Deere manager of logistics design a summer intern asked the company to evaluate logistics agreement with FedEx, with a view to identifying opportunities for the standardization of costs and benefits in the business areas. The logistics manager expects a report with details about each operation workflow and cost information, as well as some recommendations for updating Deere outsourcing agreements with FedEx Logistics.
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P. Fraser Johnson
Source: Ivey Publishing
6 pages.
Publication Date: Sep 20, 2001. Prod #: 901D13-PDF-ENG
Deere & Co. Worldwide Logistics HBR case solution

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