Union Pacific SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Union Pacific with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Union Pacific

Parent Company

Union Pacific Railroad




Transportation and Logistics

Tagline/ Slogan

Building America


The largest railroad network in United States



Business which require transportation and logistics services

Target Group

Transportation of chemicals, coal, food and food products, forest products, grain and grain products, intermodal, metals and minerals, and automobiles and parts


North America's premier railroad franchise

SWOT Analysis


1. Strong Operational Network in US
2. Robust Financial performance
3. Diversified revenue streams
4. More than 40,000 employees and operates more than 8,000 locomotives on 32,000+ miles in 23 states of central and western United states


1. Heavy dependence on few suppliers
2. Relatively low global tie-ups and presence


1. Positive outlook of US agricultural trade
2. Increasing demand of coal in US
3. Emerging markets and expansion abroad


1. Slowdown in US economy
2. Rising oil prices
3. External changes (government, politics, taxes etc.)



1. BNSF Railway
2. American commercial lines Inc.
3. CNX transportation Inc.

The table above concludes the Union Pacific SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.


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