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March 15, 2017

Stansted: Connecting the UK to the World Since the 1980s

The year: 1985 Michael J. Fox went back to the future and Ferris had one totally awesome day off. Michael Jordan was named the NBA’s “Rookie of the Year.” Madonna opened the New Year at number one with “Like a Virgin.” FedEx Express expanded operations and opened the Stansted Gateway, just 40 miles north of

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August 1, 2016

Fueling E-commerce: FedEx Super Hub’s Physical Structure Powers Virtual Business

Spanning over 850 acres and with more than 10,000 team members, its own police and fire departments and approximately 80 miles of conveyer belts, the FedEx Express Super Hub in Memphis, Tennessee, is bigger than some cities. To sort and load in excess of a million packages on an average night, access 220 countries and

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February 17, 2012

NBC Show Highlights the Stories That Make FedEx Great

I recently had the pleasure of helping to host NBC’s Brian Williams at the FedEx World Hub in Memphis.  Brian was in town to film a profile of FedEx and our founder Fred Smith for his new show, Rock Center with Brian Williams which aired Wednesday night.  We gave him the full FedEx Express immersion that night including a jump seat ride in one of our newest B777’s from Newark to Memphis with Captain Paul Cassel, an opportunity to stand on the tarmac while some of our 145 planes landing that night taxied in the distance, a look into the package sorting at the Matrix and the SPSS (w

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March 11, 2009

Information Technology is a Universal Language

When I was approached to be a member of the IT team to implement the new FedEx Asia Pacific hub in Guangzhou, China, I didn’t know how to react.  In my 20 years at FedEx, I’ve always been involved with the IT systems that help our hubs operate.  I was a member of the team that successfully implemented two expansions of the Indianapolis hub, but implementing a hub in China?Our small core team, comprised of US and Asia Pacific IT team members was about to embark upon a mission-possible! 

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