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MAIL PREPARATION INITIATIVES Flat Mail Preparation Optimization Issue #81 May 18, 2005. Bundle Integrity. eMIR Blitz underway that focuses on bundle integrity issues and solutions Bundle Integrity Federal Register Strengthen integrity standard, by adding a recommended four-foot drop test

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MAIL PREPARATION

INITIATIVES

Flat Mail Preparation Optimization

Issue #81

May 18, 2005

bundle integrity
Bundle Integrity
  • eMIR Blitz underway that focuses on bundle integrity issues and solutions
  • Bundle Integrity Federal Register
    • Strengthen integrity standard, by adding a recommended four-foot drop test
    • Require double-strapping and/or shrink-wrap on bundles less than one inch in height
    • No longer require shrink-wrap on all bundles prepared on BMC pallets
  • Expected to be published within the next 4 to 6 weeks
mixed carrier route bundle
Mixed Carrier-Route Bundle
  • Thin bundles are problematic in terms of integrity when strapped
  • It is difficult to create tension in the bands
  • One proposed solution would be to allow 5D CRs bundles that would result in sufficient pieces in a bundle to create strap tension
  • Single straps on CR bundles, then together double strapped into a 5D CRs bundle
  • Would require a new OEL
get out of sacks near term
Get Out of Sacks – Near Term
  • Optional 100 lb dropshipped pallets
    • PER/NEWS, STD, and BPM bundles on pallets
    • SCF pallets dropped at DSCFs, ADC pallets dropped at DADCs, and BMC pallets dropped at DBMCs
    • Or last/only pallet dropped at destination
    • Published in last week’s Postal Bulletin
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Get Out of Sacks – Near Term
  • Unsacked STD ECR bundles at DDUs
    • Consistent with existing option for PER
    • Bundles unloaded at delivery unit into locally specified containers and sorted by zone
    • Expected to be published in next Postal Bulletin
  • Elimination of PER “skin” sacks
    • Expected to be published in the Federal Register within the next month
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Get Out of Sacks – Near Term
  • Required 250 lb pallets
    • Prevents mail from falling to sacks
    • PER/NEWS, STD, and BPM bundles on pallets
    • ADC pallets for PER/NEWS and BMC/ASF pallets for STD/BPM, regardless of entry
    • Expected to be published in the Federal Register for comment within the next month
get out of sacks longer term
Get Out of Sacks – Longer Term
  • ADC Pallet Protection
  • Unsacked bundles dropped at DSCFs
  • Reintroduction of the Mixed/Residual Pallet for PER/NEWS and STD bundles
  • Develop tray-based preparation options for PER/NEWS and STD flats