Bus 475 Week 3 Learning Team: Functional Area Interrelationships

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Functional Area Interrelationships
October 29, 2012
BUS/475
University of Phoenix

Abstract Huffman Trucking is a trucking company that was established in 1936. Throughout this paper, we will discuss the company’s mission and vision statement. It will also identify the type of organizational structure and how each of those roles supports the company’s goals. The collaboration process among the functional areas must also be established to support the goals. Finally, the stakeholders will be reviewed and how the company plans to protect them and how their communication is vital to the success of Huffman Trucking.

“Huffman Trucking started in 1936 in Cleveland, OH. By 1945, the company had increased in size to 16 tractors and
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Huffman Trucking is a privately held United States based company. Huffman Trucking’s Mission Statement is “to be a profitable, growing, adaptive company in an intensively competitive logistical services business environment”(Huffman Trucking, 2012). Huffman’s Trucking Vision Statement is “to be a model company to our stockholders, employees, customers and all stakeholders” (Huffman Trucking, 2012). Huffman trucking has implemented the following steps of the collaboration process that must be employed to achieve organizational goals. The action plan to implement the collaboration process is to create an important objective, build, sustain, or enhance a core competence or competitive advantage, important new market opportunities as well as mitigate significant risk to the trucking business. Facilitating the close cross-company by merger and acquisition strategies play a part in Huffman trucking. Expanding the company’s geographic coverage and independently developing whatever resources and know-how were needed to be successful was imperative. Huffman Trucking has facilities in four major cities in the United States, Cleveland, OH, Los Angeles, CA, St. Louis, MO, and Bayonne, NJ. In order for Huffman Trucking to be a successful business there had to be several things put into place. The mission of the company is to be a profitable, growing, adaptive company in an intensively competitive logistical services business environment. The vision of Huffman

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