E.BIZ -- THE WEB SMART 50

The Web Smart 50
  MOVING THE GOODS
Reinventing the way Product A gets to Point B



United Parcel Service
» The Project: The Project: To expand from delivering packages to helping Net companies with everything from managing inventory to tracking shipments.
» The Payoff: The Payoff: About 50,000 companies worldwide use the full package of UPS online logistics services, generating $1.4 billion in revenue.


Tesco
» The Project: The Project: To use bricks-and-mortar stores to do double duty as warehouses for online buyers.
» The Payoff: The Payoff: Tesco can reach 90% of the British population and has gained 80% of Britain's online grocery market. Best of all: The grocery operation will soon be profitable.


General Mills
» The Project: The Project: Coordinate trucking logistics with 11 partners to save money, time, and energy.
» The Payoff: The Payoff: With fewer rigs carrying more Lucky Charms, savings could hit tens of millions in a year.


Webvan Group
» The Project: The Project: To coordinate home delivery of everything from lobsters to dry cleaning.
» The Payoff: The Payoff: Expects operating margins five percentage points above the grocery-industry average. Its first warehouse is projected to turn profitable this quarter.


C.H. Robinson
» The Project: The Projects: T-Card, a Web smart card for controlling truck drivers' expenses and an online package-tracking system.
» The Payoff: The Payoff: The company grew at a 22% annual rate over the last 18 months, to $482 million in revenues, up from its previous 15% annual rate.


Cover for Sept. 18, 2000 issue of E.biz
e.biz Contents for Sept. 18, 2000 issue


Introduction

THE WEB SMART 50, BY CATEGORY:

Products

Streamlining

Customer Service

Marketing

Moving the Goods

Management





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