Yellow Roadway Case Study by ABCs

Yellow Roadway
An in-depth examination of the Yellow Roadway company strategy.
# 112972 | 4,200 words | 7 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 13, 2009 in Business (Companies) , Business (Industries) , Business (Business Plans)

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The paper explains that the Yellow Broadway company is unsure of whether to expand into the largest remaining segment of the shipping industry, or to stay put and integrate the acquisitions of the past few years more thoroughly into their operation. The paper then examines the company's corporate and competitive strategies and provides a SWOT analysis, a Porter's Five Forces analysis and a value chain analysis. The paper concludes with the recommendation that Yellow Roadways put future expansion plans on hold and focus on better integrating their new acquisitions.

Corporate and Competitive Strategies
SWOT Analysis
Porter's Five Forces
Value Chain Analysis

From the Paper:

"Yellow Roadway began its current acquisition phase in 2003 with the purchase of Roadway. Now, in 2005, they have followed up that transaction with the USF purchase, and have launched into the Chinese market by forming a joint venture with one of that country's most prominent conglomerates, Jin Jiang.
"The shipping industry in the US is worth $18.8 billion, with trucking accounting for $13 billion of that figure. YR's market share in its core LTL market ranges between 20-60%, depending on how the industry is defined. The definition is complicated by the fact that two of the largest carriers, FedEx and UPS, area combination of ground freight and air freight. Moreover, one can question whether the post office can be included in this industry. In 2004, Yellow recorded revenues of $6.8 billion, which equates to 52.2% of the trucking industry"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Harbin, James (2005). Case Study: Yellow Roadway Corporation 2005. Texas A&M - Texarkana. In possession of the author
  • Yellow Roadway 2004 Annual Report retrieved June 22, 2008 from
  • No author. (2007). The Value Chain. NetMBA. Retrieved June 22, 2008 from
  • No author. (2007). Porter's Five Forces. QuickMBA. Retrieved June 22, 2008 from
  • Engel, Cynthia. (1998). Competition Drives the Trucking Industry. Monthly Labor Review. Retrieved June 22, 2008 from

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