FedEx fails to deliver on earnings. And that’s a bad sign for the global economy

Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management Dale Rogers explains why a disappointing earnings report for the multinational courier delivery services company is worrisome.

In this article published Sept. 18, 2019, in Fortune:

I hear people saying the economy is growing because they are looking at the gross domestic product. But GDP is a rear-view mirror of an indicator. It tells you what's already happened. FedEx is a bellwether because it tells you what's going to happen.

Dale Rogers, professor of logistics and supply chain management