NVIDIA Provides USPS AI Technology to Improve Delivery Service 

Advanced AI System to Process Package Data 10x Faster with Higher Accuracy GTC DC — NVIDIA today announced that the United States Postal Service – the world’s largest postal service, with 485 million mail pieces processed and delivered daily – is adopting end-to-end AI technology from NVIDIA to improve its package data processing efficiency. The…

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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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Automated returns – Making USPS more competitive in package market

The Postal Service has implemented USPS Returns for business mailers, the first phase of a new package platform for automating postage assessment, sampling and payment.USPS Returns uses recent mail processing equipment upgrades to streamline package weighing, measuring, scanning and payment calculations. The platform also allows customers to be charged electronically through their Enterprise Payment System…

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USPS OIG: The Right Sort of Sorting

As package volumes climb, so too has the U.S. Postal Service’s investments in sorting systems. Since 2015, it has deployed 33 Small Package Sorting System (SPSS) machines costing over $141 million. It intended to invest another $23 million to have seven more SPSS machines operational during the current holiday season. The SPSS machine was designed…

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Good Money After Bad? Mailers Try to Block FSS Expansion

Monday, April 18, 2016 Where the U.S. Postal Service sees an opportunity to expand the Flats Sequencing System to more ZIP codes, mailers see a backdoor rate increase. Postal officials recently told mailing-industry representatives that declining volumes and some equipment upgrades are creating excess capacity for the FSS. At a meeting of the Mailers Technical…

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Mexican postal service hopes to emulate USPS technology

Mexican postal officials visited Dallas recently to learn how USPS technology has improved mail processing and delivery in the United States. The delegation came from Correos de México, which serves about 96 percent of the country’s population. Dallas District Manager Timothy Costello took the officials to the Carrollton, TX, Post Office, where they saw how…

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USPS Employment Levels Have Stabilized

After years of massive downsizing, the U.S. Postal Service’s workforce has stopped shrinking, at least temporarily. USPS recently reported having 616,025 active employees, just 362 fewer than a year ago. The number of full-timers actually inched up by 1,464, to 467,844. That’s a far cry from the previous six years, when the annual workforce reductions…

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Woman recovers package after it got stuck in 40,000 mile mailing loop (video)

Michael Finney helped a woman after her package got stuck for months in an endless cycle known as a mailing loop. It traveled in circles for 40,000 miles across the country and no one could stop it, until 7 On Your Side found a way. (August 15, 2014) SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — It’s a quirk…

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