Dhl: Past, Present and Future Essay

2154 Words Feb 20th, 2012 9 Pages
DHL: Past, Present, and Future

Abstract
This paper presents a brief history of DHL, its formation in 1969, and its rapid growth in the international courier market. The paper then looks at the history of couriers, express and parcel delivery services, the current status of the company, and future opportunities and challenges for the industry and the company.

DHL: Past, Present, and Future This paper will explain to the reader the courier, express, and parcel delivery service industry with a brief history of how these industries work. After explaining these industries, this piece will go into the history of the global market leader in logistics, DHL. After concluding the brief history of DHL, the majority of this paper will
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With deregulation in 1977, they were able to establish an air-based system capable of delivering small packages—including mail—overnight throughout most of the county. In response the postal service initiated a comparable Express Mail service. Ironically, in the same period they also began contracting with Amtrak to carry mail by rail. Thus at the beginning of the 21st century, the US consumer can choose from a variety of public and private services offering deliveries at various combinations of speed and cost.
The history and meaning of Express service itself, encompasses both the histories of couriers and package delivery. DHL is the largest provider of international logistics and operates under four specialized divisions of Express, Global Forwarding, Freight, Supply Chain, and Mail. DHL started with just three men named Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom, and Robert Lynn. Fortuna’s blog depicts the history of DHL as:
Founding
DHL Worldwide Express is an international express mail service. As a main competitor with FedEx and UPS, DHL vies for much of the shipping needs of businesses and individual around the world. What started with humble beginnings soon became a several billion dollar international enterprise.
The company was founded in 1969 to provide express delivery services between the contiguous United States and Hawaii. The three young founders were

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