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External Environmental Scan for United States Postal Service

The case study scenario is as per below and the organization utilized as example is the United States Postal Service (USPS)
Complete the external environmental scan. Perform an internal, competitive environmental scan for your organization.
>Identify and analyze the most important external environmental factor in the industry, and external operating environments
>Identify and analyze the most important internal strengths and weaknesses; include an assessment of resources
>Assess the organization's competitive position and possibilities

This solution is over 300 words and includes a reference. There is a thorough discussion on the state of USPS having to close a number of stores due to low activity. As a Federal government agency, financing is a huge concern. One advantage USPS has is that there is no competitor for "traditional" mailing of letters (FedEx and UPS focus on packages).

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The most important environmental factor for the United States Postal Service (USPS) is operating as a Federal government entity. In 2012 alone, there was a plan to close 223 processing centers. If you conduct an internet search of USPS closures, there are articles that denote plans to close at least 3,200 "small town" post offices during 2012. Also, there is much speculation about the Post Master General potentially deciding that Saturday service is obsolete and will be discontinued. All of these closures and possible decline in ...

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Identification of the United States Postal Service (USPS) external/internal strengths and weaknesses; along with possibilities to encompass a competitive position. In the social media "electronic" age, one of the biggest threats to traditional "snail mail" is the mass use of email and other forms of instant messaging to communicate.

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