FedEx on History Channel: Deadline Delivery
Would you like to know how FedEx Express is able to get a crucial medicine from Shanghai to New York City in less than 16 hours? If the answer is yes, then tune in to the History Channel at 10 p.m.EDT/9 p.m. CDT on December 30*. The one-hour docudrama reveals the people, passion and commitment behind the FedEx.
Several months ago, FedEx agreed to participate in a new project for the History Channel. JobSite, a new two hour show, depicts behind-the-scenes activity in organizations bound by extremely tight time deadlines. The producers wanted a story that would span the globe and provide an inside view of how a critical package makes its journey from half-way around the world to arrive on time in New York City. Naturally, the producers turned to FedEx.
The production involved FedEx team members from around the globe who are performing their normal job function.
John Dunavant, vice president of the Memphis World Hub, says, “I am so proud of the people who work here and at our other hubs. Each and every one of them comes to work with the same goal—to keep our promise of on-time delivery to our customers. Our operation has been described as ‘orchestrated chaos,’ but every workgroup understands its role and why it is so important to have all packages sorted and conveyances loaded and launched on time. “
Paul Tronsor, managing director of Global Operations Control, adds, “It never ceases to amaze me that team members from around the globe understand that the FedEx brand promise means we must all do our part. In GOC, our job is to make sure that the global network of airplanes and trucks operates on-time each and every business day. Without that focus on the “Purple Promise”, FedEx would be just another company. But, we’re not. We are dedicated team members who know each package is a “Golden Package” to someone. And, if it’s at all possible, we’re not about to let them down.”
Team Leader Josh Kendrick simply says, “What I do out here can have an impact on the world.”
Many FedEx team members contributed to the making of this show. Their dedication and commitment to on-time performance is the bedrock of FedEx, but more importantly, is the ingredient that brings this story to life.
This story is dedicated to them.