USPS OIG Report: Small Package Sorting System Performance

Objective Our objective was to evaluate the performance of the U.S. Postal Service’s Small Package Sorting System (SPSS) machines. The continued growth of eCommerce and the package delivery market provides opportunities for the Postal Service to increase revenue. The Postal Service has directed resources and management attention toward building a world-class package platform to compete…

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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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Burlingame Priority Mail Annex sets new record for sorting packages with SPSS

The Postal Service is moving packages faster than ever in San Francisco District, where one facility has used state-of-the-art equipment to set a sorting record. The Burlingame Priority Mail Annex recently installed the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS), which sorts packages that weigh 20 pounds or less — the kind many retailers use to fulfill…

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USPS: Dynamic routing improves package sorting, delivery

The Postal Service continues to boost productivity through dynamic routing, a technique that puts package delivery points in the most efficient, logical order. USPS introduced dynamic routing last year at facilities that have parcel-only routes. The concept is part of the Postal Service’s broader effort to grow its package delivery business. “It has really increased…

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