FSS Prep and Entry Workgroup #115 May 16, 2007 Joe Schick – Quad Graphics Rod Barbee – USPS Engineering Marc McCrery – USPS Operations
Objective Identify areas of impact to the USPS and customers associated with preparation and entry of flats in an FSS environment. Recommend approaches to optimize FSS preparation and entry to minimize end-to-end costs and fully leverage the FSS program.
Status • Have held three meetings and two conference calls • One meeting was in conjunction with site visits to a P&DC and printing plant.
Flat mail preparation for and entry into FSS environment CASTR holding street trays Dolly holding ACTs
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Status • Have shared and discussed current baseline flat mail characteristics • Have decided to focus on Dulles and Phoenix as two FSS locations to model in baseline and future environments • Printers and other customers will provide their mailing profiles to these sites based on FSS Schemes provided
Status • Currently exploring one option that we are calling an Auto-Ready pallet containing non-compensating bundles to one or more FSS schemes • During the last meeting reviewed national and Dulles mail characteristics to see the prep opportunity that exists for Auto-Ready • Also initiated the discussion around entry times under an FSS operating environment