Canada Post is one of the largest Crown Corporations. In this report, we have to determine the organization structure and objectives of the Canada Post followed by the audience and market segment being targeted by the organization along with identifying the key success factors and the type of dealings the organization has with the government. With the worldwide growth of Ecommerce Sales, the demand for residential delivery is also increasing thus, Canada Post is operating as primary postal operator all over Canada headquarter in Ontario offering a full range of delivery and fulfillment services to customers. This paper will emphasis on the current environment and capabilities of Canada Post necessary to evaluate its position …show more content…
1.Bargaining power of Suppliers: LOW
Suppliers must maintain good relations with the companies in the industry. This is low because there are multiyear service contracts and the delivery industry uses items such as vehicles, employee benefits, general goods and airline contracts associated with overhead of running business, but all contracts are rewarded through an RFP process. There are enough players in the market and had high fixed cost and thus have substantial buying power.
2.Bargaining power of Buyers: MEDIUM
The industry has loyal customers with broad customer base that lowers the collective bargaining power of buyers to medium. The switching cost is very low and thus the customers can turn to a service provider who provide faster and innovative service but this is overcome by customized services and integrating into their customer supply chain.
3.Threat of New Entrants: LOW
The organization is able to build a barrier to new entrants in parcel industry. It is very expensive to set up the services that are equal to the existing organizations. There is high fixed cost associated with establishing the required international transport network. This includes ground transportation vehicles, depots, plants and a retail …show more content…
Government/Union: Canada post has reached provisional short-term agreements with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. The agreements turn-over work disruption bringing which is needed most for the employees and the postal system of the company.
Furthermore, there agreements are now of only two years rather than of four years. These agreements which are made, these are firstly confirmed by the members of the company.
Recently, government announced Canada post’s new vision in which services provided to the customers will be front and center moreover, to support this government defined some actions to implement this new vision.
The decisions which government is making will take the corporation to meet challenges and to grab the advantages of opportunities and meet the expectations of the customers to which the company serves.
PEST (political, economic, socio-cultural and technological) is a framework of macro environment factors used in the environment scanning component to analyze the impact of these factors on an industry. Canada post is under pressure from all the above forces and ultimately these have direct influence on organization ability to achieve its goals and their strategy
Geddes, R. (2005). Policy watch reform of the U.S. Postal Service [Electronic version]. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 19(3), 217-232.
The amount of letters commissioned in America has been steadily decreasing on a daily basis. The majority of citizens are now sending their letters via e-mail or other methods of technology. Postal service companies such as USPS are struggling to keep business thriving. To compete with the technological advances in modern America, USPS should restructure their postal systems by terminating unessential delivery days and strategically limiting postal branches in order to conserve government money.
“One of the things the government can 't do is run anything. The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads, and both of them are bankrupt.” These are the words of Lee Iacocca, and although Iacocca was sarcastic about the power of the government, what about the post office (post office quotes)? Is the fine, dandy, and efficient post office we had back in the 1800s still apart of our world today? According to PSB.Org the Post office is on it’s way to complete deterioration (Lee). The United States Post Office in our society today is not the one we used to know, the USPS’s demand of paper mail has declined, they cannot flourish in a dwindling economy, and they have cases flowing in complaining of unwanted mail.
The first post office in the United States was established in seventeen seventy-five, which makes it the oldest most reliable post service in history. It is a well know fact that in the beginning, this business was called the Pony Express, which began in eighteen sixty. Years later the US Post office has become the largest company that we rely on to deliver our mail. This mailing institution delivers more mail to a larger area than any other delivery service in the world. They are rendering assistance to more than one million people in North America. There are over six hundred thousand employees and in excess of thirty four thousand facilities nationwide. This institution thrives to provide customer service, available products, transport of products, and accessibility to all consumers. The United States Postal Service is a reliable, excellent, and efficient delivery service. They supply a wide variety of convenient products to help with any shipping needs consumers may have.
As a retired United States Postal employee, I can say from experience that becoming a postal employee is a life changing and rewarding experience. It’s conveys a sense of pride and accomplishment at the end of the workday. Furthermore, it can be an outstanding opportunity for someone without a degree or with limited formal education. Working for the Postal Service has the potential to improve a person’s quality of life with exceedingly competitive compensation and benefits. I began working for the Postal Service as a temporary employee, worked my way up through the ranks, and retired as a manager.
Today I am here to discuss the perks and the good of British Columbia joining Confederation. Joining Confederation means that British Columbia will receive things that the province is in desperate need of, such as a rail link to the East, and help with debt and government. If British Columbia were to choose differently from Confederation, economic isolation, no support from Great Britain or becoming enemies with Great Britan, and American invasion would be the case. British Columbia is falling apart, and so are the people and the economy. Who will help us as we continue to fall?
FedEx provides shipping services through FedEx Express, Ground, Freight, Custom Critical, Trade Networks, and Supply Chain (FedEx, 2014). Tracking and package management services are available for all services through fedex.com (FedEx, 2014). FedEx also shares knowledge of shipping best practices on its website (FedEx, 2014). FedEx Office is another division of FedEx, where customers have an in-store option for taking care of their shipping, copying, and printing needs (FedEx, 2014). FedEx connects our global economy by linking 99 percent of the world’s GDP (FedEx, 2014). FedEx Express services every US address, as well as 220 other countries (FedEx, 2014). Some of the corporation’s new services include FedEx Delivery Manager and One Rate (FedEx, 2014). FedEx Delivery Manager is a service that is tailored to the needs of the recipient of a package (FedEx, 2014). FedEx One Rate is simply that, flat-rate shipping without the weighing and measuring (FedEx, 2014).
The laws on railway transporting has reduced from 250 to 75 which mainly removed the following: the content about the government controlling on transporting price; the content about limiting the freedom that railway transporting enterprises exit from the market; limitations on railway companies’ freedom in expanding the operating scope. In the recent time, the Canadian government has created sound competitive environment for the railways companies. The railway transporting industry could adjust the transporting price in light of the market condition. They can also widen their operating scope, for instance, the CN railway company’s business has expanded to TV broadcasting, real estate and other related
Technological change, change in economic climate, natural occurrences and such-like are matters that concern the macro-environment of a business. These external, uncontrollable, influences can and will impact hugely on the success or failure of a business. One of the tools that are applicable in considering these factors is PESTLE. Political; Environmental; Social; Technological; Legal and Economic considerations will need to be engaged in order to prepare the business for macro-environmental influences. For this reason, PESTLE will be the most appropriate tool to use to identify and outline the main macro-environmental factors that may affect my business.
Besides to the dramatic change of internet to the consumer purchasing pattern and retailer selling pattern, the consumer today have become less tolerant of service failures and likely to expect better services that are more than the average. In addition to this, the consumer demands more for personalized service. It can be a difficult task for FedEx to satisfy all customer needs.
Many people believe that the United States Postal Service should be restructured to meet the needs of a changing world. As years go by technology is advancing, therefore the things around us should seek change as well for the well-being of its company and function. I believe that the USPS should meet certain changes that will help them and prevent any more money loss. Without drastic changes, the mail agency will face even more staggering losses.
The first phase of a strategic analysis, Macro Environmental Analysis, commonly referred to a PESTLE framework, is the assessment of opportunities and threats to the industry where the firm belongs that is outside the control of our industry. The PESTLE stands for Political, Economic, Socio-cultural, Technological, Legal and Environmental (Pestle-Macro environmental analysis, 2012), describes a framework of macro-environmental factors used in the environmental scanning component of strategic management, forming part of the external analysis when making a strategic analysis; it basically gives an overview of the different macro environmental factors that the company has to consider. Strategic PESTLE Analysis helps us identify the growth or decline tendencies, business position, possible threats, and direction for operation.
A PEST analysis is an analysis of the external macro-environment that affects all firms. P.E.S.T. is an acronym for the Political, Economic, Social, and Technological factors of the external macro-environment. Such external factors usually are beyond the firm's control and sometimes present themselves as threats. For this reason, some say that "pest" is an appropriate term for these factors. Let us look at the PEST analysis of the Indian aviation sector:
As pointed by Parsons A.L (2002), there was increasing dependent on the relationship and customers is demanding to receive high standard of products and services for them to sustain the business in the intense manufacturing environment. Besides, Xu et al. (2008) has highlighted that supplier is developing a long-term relationship with their crucial suppliers to increase the competitiveness and to establish an effective and efficient supply chain. Trend (2005) also mentioned that work closely in partnership with suppliers is the only way to survive in today’s competitive business environment.