MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 2, 2013 — FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today announced it won first place in the category of Productivity Innovation, and ranked No. 14 overall on the 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100 list—a compilation of the top business technology innovators in the U.S.   The full list is available at http://www.informationweek.com/100

         FedEx was recognized for its Equipment Detection, Event Notification (EDEN) Dock/Yard project, which provides significant performance enhancements and increased visibility across FedEx Freight dock and yard operations.  The EDEN system enables near real-time messaging through heightened communication channels between dock supervisors, dock workers and drivers, saving time and money, and increasing productivity.

          “EDEN Dock/Yard is a dynamic real-time management tool built to optimize dock operations and maximize efficiency among our team members,” said Ken Spangler, senior vice president, IT, FedEx Services.  “I am proud of our team for executing a technology platform that will enable enhanced operations for years to come.”

           “Digital businesses are adept at using the web in conjunction with mobile, social, analytics and other technologies to not only boost sales, but also to change their relationships with customers.  The 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100 highlights companies that are leading this digital business revolution, redefining business models and reshaping industries,” said Rob Preston, editor-in-chief of InformationWeek.

          This is InformationWeek’s 26th year identifying and honoring the nation's most innovative users of information technology.  For 2014, this assessment was narrowed to an elite 100 organizations.  The InformationWeek Elite 100 research tracks the technology-based investments, strategies and results of some of the best-known organizations in the country.  Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek Elite 100 spotlights the power of business technology innovation. 

Additional details on the InformationWeek Elite 100 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/100

 

About FedEx Freight

          With corporate offices in Memphis, Tenn., the FedEx Freight Segment includes FedEx Freight, a leading U.S. provider of LTL freight services; FedEx Freight Canada, an LTL operating company serving most points in Canada; and FedEx Custom Critical, North America's largest time-specific, critical shipment carrier.  FedEx Freight also serves Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  For more information, visit fedex.com.

 

About FedEx

          FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services.  With annual revenues of $45 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand.  Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.  For more information, visit news.fedex.com.

 

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