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external analysis for the US Postal Service

What should an external analysis for the US Postal Service specifically include?

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External analysis for any organization includes various elements such as degree of competition, barriers to entry in the industry for new entrants or competitors, bargaining power of substitutes or complementary products/services, general economic and political environment prevailing in the country and its effect on the organization's business, government's attitutude and policies towards the business, etc. One of the major tools to conduct such analaysis is Porter's industry analysis which encompasses all these major elements.

For an organization like US postal service, which is primarily involved in the express delivery, courier and logistics industry, the first step in the external analysis to ascertain the positioning of the organization vis-avis its competitors in the industry and ascertain the major competitors and their strategies. The major ...

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What should an external analysis for the US Postal Service specifically include?

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