United Parcel Services: Delivering Packages and E-Commerce Solutions
This case study describes how UPS has successfully migrated from a bricks-andmortar environment to a clicks-and- mortar environment. It focuses on the development of an IT capability that positioned UPS to aggressively pursue e-business opportunities. It then describes the firm?s wide ranging e-business initiatives, which include providing UPS functionality in vendor software packages, providing downloadable functionality on its website, and creating and e-Ventures group to seek out new business opportunities. The case addresses the challenge of moving quickly to provide e-business solutions while leveraging UPS? robust infrastructure.
Center for Information Systems Research;318MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper;4356-01
IT infrastructure, e-business strategy, IT-business relationships