- Project Title:
- Surface Visibility Scanning – Capital Metro Area
- Start Date:
- Wednesday, September 6, 2017
- Estimated Report Release Date:
- March 2018
In fiscal year 2017, we estimate the U.S. Postal Service will spend about $5.0 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; while preparing it for shipment and arrival at its 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 identify opportunities to improve SV scan compliance at Postal Service processing and distribution centers (P&DCs) in the Capital Metro Area and summarize our prior SV scanning audit work.
We invite you to answer the following questions in the comment section below:
- How do wireless connectivity issues affect scanning?
- What improvements can be made to enhance scanning compliance?