• Project Title:
  • U.S. Postal Service Processing Network Optimization
  • Start Date:
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • July 2019

The Postal Service has completed several initiatives over the past five years to reduce costs and optimize its processing network. One of those initiatives is to Optimize the Network Platform. The initiative is responsible for evaluating, right-sizing, and equipping the mail-processing infrastructure and transportation networks to increase operating efficiency, reduce costs, and improve reliability. 

Our objective is to analyze metrics and practices used to optimize the Postal Service’s processing network.

  • How has the Postal Service optimized its processing network and reduced costs in its mail processing operations?
  • What initiatives has the Postal Service used to reduce costs and optimize its processing network?

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  • anon

    I see no improvement. I see less clerks available on a daily basis, and now in this holiday period, packages are not sorted until noon or later. This causes rural carries to work longer hours and make 2nd trips. 2nd trips cannot be cost effective. Chaos in the morning since no clear way of handling the to be distributed to the carriers has been laid out. Management blames no clerks, late trucks, etc. Truth is, it makes it easier for management to target/harass the carriers. Does this help you? Can you help us?

    Dec 11, 2018
  • anon

    Thank you for your comment, Kim. We will consider this information when we review the Postal Service’s initiatives to reduce cost.

    Dec 17, 2018
  • anon

    When the post office makes changes that affect a customers service they should inform the customer by a letter, or radio or TV news.

    Dec 08, 2018
  • anon

    Thank you for your comment.

    Dec 17, 2018
  • anon

    The postal service needs to charge a fee for their priority boxes. The public uses these boxes for way more than their purchased use and for free. I have seen them used for kitty litter, sealing broken windows, garage sale signs extra. There is a lot of lost revenue in this alone.

    Dec 06, 2018
  • anon

    Thank you for your comment, Helen. We will share your idea with our Retail, Delivery, and Marketing group.

    Dec 17, 2018

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