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  • Project Title:
  • Consolidation of Mail between Network Distribution Centers-Chicago and San Francisco
  • Start Date:
  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • October 2017

Is USPS efficiently and cost effectively consolidating mail between Chicago and San Francisco NDCs?

The Postal Service has 21 network distribution centers (NDCs), which consolidate mail processing and dispatch to increase operational efficiency. At 19 NDCs, there are also consolidation deconsolidation facilities (CDFs).

 
  • Project Title:
  • Network Operations Continuous Improvement Processes
  • Start Date:
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • October 2017

Is the Postal Service effectively using continuous improvement processes to make improvements?

The U.S. Postal Service uses continuous improvement methodologies based on collaborative team efforts to improve performance as well as systematically remove defects. The methodologies include the A3 process, Kaizen, and the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC). 

 
  • Project Title:
  • U.S. Postal Service’s Revenue, Pieces, and Weights (RPW) Report Processing
  • Start Date:
  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • October 2017

How accurate is the Revenue, Pieces and Weight (RPW) sampling data?

The Adjustment Revenue, Pieces, and Weights (ARPW) system combines data from multiple sources to produce the Postal Service's official revenue, pieces, and weight (RPW) report for domestic and international mail categories, as well as fees by type of service.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Field Material Handling Projects
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, March 27, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • September 2017

Have Field Material Handling Projects Benefited the U.S. Postal Service?

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 sort more than half the world’s mail. 

 

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