The paper "Strategic Analysis of Australia Post " is a perfect example of a business case study. Australia Post dominates the Postal services industry of Australia (ACCC 2013, pg. 12). The company has the lawful mandate and monopoly to deliver mail in bulk. Given the numerous opportunities and challenges ahead, the industry is shifting away from the usual business of mail delivery and is now venturing into other businesses. Contrary to the popular view, the volume of letters sent in Australia is rising. However, personal letters have dropped, because this only represents 5% of all mail.
In this industry, it is critical that companies accordingly develop transport, technological, and supply chain assets to attain the requirements of the sector. The drop in the mail industry has been caused by dropping mail numbers, organizations and individuals change from out-dated letter formats to electronic options (Allen & Powell 2012, pg. 11). It ought to be stressed that the delivery of parcels is a highly competitive sphere. Notwithstanding this difficult economic climate, the Australia Post still makes a net profit. Company profile Australia Post is a government-owned entity.
Its only shareholder is Australia’ s Commonwealth Government. The company runs a commercial business that provides affordable, accessible and reliable postal services to Australians. The company is self-funding and receives no taxpayer financing. Australia Post works in close collaboration with other global international postal entities via the Kahala Posts Group and the Global Postal Union to guarantee efficient and reliable delivery of mail internationally (AUSTRALIA POST 2013, pg. 56). The turning point of the company has been the 2013-2014 financial year. Over the half-year, the company recorded its first loss since being government-owned.
The cause of this was the substantive losses happening in the company’ s main enterprise. The mail business losses have resulted from dwindling volumes of mails numbers as organizations, as well as people, switch from outmoded mails to digital options.
ACCC 2013. Assessing the cross-subsidy in Australia Post 2005-06: An ACCC report, Canberra, Commonwealth of Australia.
ACCC 2014. Australia Post price notification for its ‘ordinary’ letter service, February 2014. ACCC Decision, Canberra, Commonwealth of Australia.
Allen, D. E., & Powell, 2012. Industry market value at risk in Australia. Australia Post.
Ambrosini, X., Boldron, F., & Roy, B. (2006). Universal service obligations in the postal sector. In Progress toward Liberalization of the Postal and Delivery Sector. Springer US.
AUSTRALIA POST 2013. Statement of Corporate Intent 2013-14 to 2016-17, Melbourne, Australia Post.
AUSTRALIA POST 2014b. Annual Report 2014, Melbourne, Australia Post.
AUSTRALIA POST 2014c. Submission to the Senate standing committee on environment and communications inquiry into the performance of Australia Post and Licensed Post Offices, Melbourne, Australia Post.
AUSTRALIA. DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY 2014. Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda: An action plan for a stronger Australia, Canberra, Commonwealth of Australia.
AUSTRALIA. NATIONAL COMMISSION OF AUDIT 2013. Report, Canberra, Commonwealth of Australia.
Australian Bureau of Statistics 2015. Producer price indexes for postal and courier services within Australia. Available at :< http://www4.statcan.ca/english/voorburg/documents/2005%20helsinki/papers/2005-12.pdf> [Accessed 26 Oct 2015].
Bajkowski, J 2014. Australia Post profits plunge into digital abyss: Government News. Available at:
Boston Consulting Group 2014. Australian and International Postal Services Overview: Background Report. Sydney: The Boston Consulting Group.
Castro, M & Maddock, R 2013. The Universal Service Obligation for Post: Some Australian Calculations. In Managing Change in the Postal and Delivery Industries. Springer.
Christensen, CM, Johnson, MW & Rigby, DK 2012, ‘Foundations for Growth: How to Identify and Build Disruptive Businesses.’ Sloan Management Review, Vol. 43, pp. 22-31.
Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies 2012. Communication Trends and the Role of Mail: report for the International Postal Corporation. Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies.
Crew, MA & Kleindorfer, PR 2012. Commercialization of Postal and Delivery Services: National and International Perspectives. Springer Science & Business Media.
Crew, MA & Kleindorfer, PR 2012. Regulation and the Nature of Postal and Delivery Services. Springer Science & Business Media.
Dieke, A., Junk, P & Thiele, S. 2011. Universal Postal Service and Competition: Experience from Europe, Bad Honnef, Wik Consult.
Fahour, A. 2014. Australia Post at a Turning Point. Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce. Sydney: Australia Post.
Godinho, V & Sing, S 2013. Technology Enabled Financial Inclusion and Evidence-Based Policy for the Underbanked: A Study of Remote Indigenous Australia. Available at: IBIS World 2015. Courier Pick-up and delivery services in Australia: Market research report. Available at: < http://www.ibisworld.com.au/industry/default.aspx?indid=5034>[Accessed 26 Oct 2015]. Stumpf, U 2013. Providing universal service in competitive postal markets. Springer US.
IBIS World 2015. Courier Pick-up and delivery services in Australia: Market research report. Available at: < http://www.ibisworld.com.au/industry/default.aspx?indid=5034>[Accessed 26 Oct 2015].
Stumpf, U 2013. Providing universal service in competitive postal markets. Springer US.