USPS plans nationwide reduction in Mail Processing Equipment due to mail volume decline

As a result in the reduction in letter and flat mail volume, The Postal Service is planning to reduce the number of Advanced Facer Canceler Systems (AFCS), Delivery Bar Code Sorters (DBCS), Automated Flat Sorting Machine 100s (AFSM100), and Flat Sequencing Systems (FSS) in its mail processing facilities. The subject reduction is anticipated to take…

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USPS OIG Report: Field Material Handling Projects

Background The U.S. Postal Service has one of the largest material handling systems in the world for moving mail. It uses more than 8,500 pieces of mail processing equipment to sort over 153 billion mailpieces annually. Since fiscal year (FY) 2014, the Postal Service has, on average, invested about $36 million annually in field material…

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OIG: Have Field Material Handling Projects Benefited USPS?

Project Title: Field Material Handling Projects Start Date: Monday, March 27, 2017 Estimated Report Release Date: September 2017 The U.S. Postal Service has one of the largest material handling systems in the world for moving mail. There are more than 200 miles of conveyors and more than 8,500 pieces of mail processing equipment used to…

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USPS: KS maintenance employee’s idea saves time, boosts processing on APPS

Chuck Vellar knew there had to be a better way.  Vellar — a mail processing equipment mechanic with 33 years of postal experience — fixes machines at the Kansas City, KS, Network Distribution Center (NDC). One machine, the Automated Package Processing System (APPS), scans and sorts as many as 9,500 Priority Mail parcels and bundles…

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