Once upon a time the assembly line was the symbol of cutting-edge innovation and efficiency in manufacturing. One day soon 3D printing could give the assembly line a run for its money.
No pain no gain. The U.S. Postal Service has reduced spending over the past decade but it has come with a downside, notably a reduction in service. Over the past decade the Postal Service has reduced labor costs by $10 billion, improved productivity, and generally reined in spending.