• 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. 

 
  • Project Title:
  • Government Purchase Cards
  • Start Date:
  • Monday, March 6, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • September 2017

How Can the Postal Service Prevent Misuse of Purchase Cards?

The Government Purchase Card Program provides purchase cards to agencies and departments throughout the U.S. government. The purpose of the program is to simplify the administrative work and streamline the payment process for small purchases. There are currently over 350 agencies participating in the program.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Mobile Point of Sales (mPOS) System
  • Start Date:
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • August 2017

How can USPS improve the security of its mobile point to sale (mPOS) system?

The U.S. Postal Service uses its Mobile Point of Sale system to expedite customer transactions, reduce wait-time in line, and enhance the customer’s overall retail experience. The mPOS system is an innovative and practical solution to speed simple transactions in Post Office lobbies.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Surface Visibility Scanning
  • Start Date:
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • August 2017

How effective is the Postal Service’s Service Visibility scanning program?

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.

 
  • Project Title:
  • Application Programming Interface Strategy
  • Start Date:
  • Friday, March 3, 2017
  • Estimated Report Release Date:
  • August 2017

Where could APIs help you?

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) allow applications to interact with each other and share data. APIs have been referred to as “the glue that connects information systems,” and allows for the flow of data.

 

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