DPMG Donahoe:USPS FSS Deployment On Track To Deliver Improved Efficiency

As national deployment of flats sequencing system (FSS) equipment continues, DPMG and COO Pat Donahoe emphasizes that communication is key to successful implementation. This means delivery, processing, transportation and maintenance must be sure they complete all identified readiness activities.

“Right now, about two-thirds of all FSS systems are either currently installed or in the process of being installed,” says Donahoe, explaining that 12 machines are now fully operational in five sites — Dulles, VA; Columbus, OH; Kansas City, MO; Phoenix, AZ; and South Florida.

According to Donahoe, more than 140 delivery units with 259 zones are now on-line with FSS, and more than 4,100 routes are receiving sequenced flats. By mid-December, USPS expects to have a total of 28 systems operational in nine sites and all 100 systems will be operational by the summer of 2011.

13 thoughts on “DPMG Donahoe:USPS FSS Deployment On Track To Deliver Improved Efficiency

  1. 10 Million per machine (FSS)
    25 Million for building an extension to fit the 4 monster FSS’s
    Oops, the building is too small, New extesion to be added to the previous one………Friggin Priceless!

  2. I want to have all carriers out of their office in no less than 5 minutes so they can do 8 hours and 25 minutes on the street.

  3. Carriers hit the street by 8:00am? Spin doctor. If in the past a carrier ever hit the street by 8:00am it was extremely rare and with great cost involved. Cost and the ever changing service demands of the public dictate business. The USPS will more than likely sell-off within 10 years. It will be reduced to profitable segments and goobled up by UPS,FEdEx and Etc… When this happens we can look back and say remember the good ole days when the USPS employed close to 1 million employees paid them well with full benefits. Maybe then we can look to the spin doctors and the limited / light duty employees or perhaps the injury comped folks that are on the rolls but we never see, I’m sure they can help us with our retirements needs. Spin doctors – open up the tired eyes.

  4. Dear Dumb, You obviously weren’t around back when… More mail got delivered earlier. We handled missent, missorted, forwards, and mark-up mail “in house”. Truly every piece each day. Automation can be a good thing if it doesn’t cause a log jam downstream. Your point of view appears to, open all the floodgates at once, flood the valley,,wash away the crops, and then blame the famers.

  5. Wait you bunch of idiots. Write whatever you want until you get FSS then come back here and tell me whether you are delivering mail by 830 am or not. You will have but one foot to case and walk out there for 7 hours. Have fun, idiot managers have done the calculation and have saved in millions already. Wondering who is dumb you or management.

  6. if you never saw carriers hit the street by 8am you must have less than 20yrs service

    when the mail was worked by hand all mail was at each station by5am

    and we provided service by having the mail deliverd much earlier with much greater volume!

  7. How much do these FSS machines cost? Probably about a 1000% markup from manufacturer to the USPS. Knowing the USPS I’m sure it is cost effective. NOT!

  8. When all mail was processed by hand, it was ready for the carriers by 5:00 A.M. Now, machines do it so fast that, 300,000 fewer clerks are needed. The mail is now ready for the carriers around 8:15 A.M. We now hit the street at 11:00 instead of 8:00. Please explain.

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