- Project Title:
- Surface Visibility Scanning
- Start Date:
- Tuesday, February 21, 2017
- Estimated Report Release Date:
- August 2017
In fiscal year 2016, the Postal Service spent about $4.2 billion on surface transportation. The Postal Service’s Scanning Visibility (SV) program is used to track mail within the surface transportation network. Postal Service personnel scan the mail about 6 times, from preparing it for shipment to arrival at destination.
The SV program has a 100 percent scanning goal in order to maximize the benefits of scanning for customers and the Postal Service. The scanning information is used to determine the location of the mail while being transported and helps optimize the Postal Service’s surface transportation network.
Our objective is to determine SV scan compliance at Postal Service processing and distribution centers (P&DCs) in the Western area.
- How successful is the SV program in achieving its goals of 100 percent product visibility for customers and assisting in the optimization of the surface transportation network?
- How could the SV scanning process be improved?