Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2004 (Revised May 2006)

Yamato Transport: Valuing and Pricing Network Services (A)

by Felix Oberholzer-Gee, Tarun Khanna and Masako Egawa


Yamato Transport is the leading Japanese parcel delivery company and has dominated its industry for more than two decades. In response to new competitive challenges, Yamato must decide how to reposition itself in the industry and optimize the size of its network. The recently corporatized Japan Post is the only company that can deliver personal mail

Keywords: Value Creation; Competition; Transportation Networks; Monopoly; Shipping Industry; Japan;


Oberholzer-Gee, Felix, Tarun Khanna, and Masako Egawa. "Yamato Transport: Valuing and Pricing Network Services (A)." Harvard Business School Case 704-475, January 2004. (Revised May 2006.)