USPS OIG Report: Automated Delivery Unit Sorter Cost Savings

Objective Our objective was to determine if the Postal Service’s Automated Delivery Unit Sorter (ADUS) achieved projected cost savings. The Postal Service has deployed a wide range of automated sorting equipment to achieve cost savings associated with reducing less-efficient manual processing and enhancing productivity. The ADUS is one of its most recent efforts, automating the…

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USPS: New “Robust Bulk Universal Sorter” speeds package processing

USPS has added a new machine at several mail processing facilities to help move packages faster. The Robust Bulk Universal Sorter is capable of processing Priority Mail packages and oversized First-Class Mail packages that other machines can’t handle. Fitted with two dumpers, the sorters feature a middle point where an employee uses an overhead scanner…

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USPS is installing faster package sorters

The Postal Service is installing new package sorting equipment at 30 facilities across the nation. The automated delivery unit sorters join 22 others that were installed in delivery units earlier this year during the initial phase of the rollout. “By automating package sorting in delivery units, [these] machines will significantly reduce operational costs and improve…

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