The paper “ Sustainably of the Business Model of US Postal” is a forehanded example of a finance & accounting case study. The key objective of this report is to assess issues regarding the sustainability of the business model of the U. S. Postal (USPS). As part of the objectives, the state of affairs regarding the enterprise is diagnosed; while on the other hand, some prognosis on an alternative and more sustainable business model for USPS are also discussed. Issues are highlighted in a separate manner in order to discuss the empirical perspective surrounding each issue in detail.
Available strategic alternatives for USPS are also tested in context to their outcome. Finally, three suitable recommendations are also made for helping the enterprise to ensure self-sustaining business operation. Published reports regarding the enterprise are used in order to validate arguments that are presented in the report. Three suggestions are backed by the empirical findings gathered in the diagnostic section. On the other hand, it is up to the directors of USPS to decide whether to apply suggestions separately or collaboratively. Introduction In 1973, Fortune Magazine published an article on U. S.
Postal (USPS) named “ What the Postal Service can't deliver” . After 39 years, Ross (2012) reproduced the same article in order to highlight that U. S. Postal (USPS) could not operate as a self-sustaining business without choosing any two of the alternatives such as, 1- sacrificing services quality or 2-continuously raising rates for postal services. From a business perspective, the problem of the U. S. Postal (USPS) is quite perplexing due to the presence of several interlinked issues and in such context, strategic intervention is needed in order to address problems in a suitable manner (Higgins, 2005).
As a student of Strategic Management Accounting, the researcher has been asked to submit a report to the Directors of USPS, analyzing the state of affairs and offering suitable suggestions that can allow U. S. Postal (USPS) to adopt a more sustainable business model. In such backdrop, the following sections of the report will address two issues; such as, diagnosing the state of affairs and offering a prognosis on what might be a more sustainable business model for the U. S. Postal (USPS).
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