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JohnD777  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:11:48 PM(UTC)
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Direct Point Sequencing has had over 20 years to prove its
worth / efficiency. I always chuckle at management's efficiency
projections for labor (95% - 100%) when the machines they
spent billions $$$ on can't hold 75% efficiency.

Mark ups, accountables, missent, missort, missequenced, "helicopter
mail", hold mail, high rise errors,

We are doing OFFICE WORK on the street where the environment / conditions
are not certain or stable as they are in the OFFICE.

IF

DPS had proven to be even 90% proficient (and it has not except for during evaluation periods
go figure... this is like warning a restaurant when you are about to do a surprise health
inspection).

We already have our hands full with barcodes on most everything, third and fourth bundle coverages,
SPR's, Parcels, tracking and back tracking...
not to even mention the ridiculous 15 minute collection box window...

It's time to stop going by what only works on paper and
inject some reality mail delivery.
JohnD777  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:15:01 PM(UTC)
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I was going to add,
USPS had just given the lion share of parcel post
over to UPS when I first hired on in 1983.

They did away with numerous parcel post routes.
Before the give away, USPS had the wisdom to
divide regular mail service from parcel delivery.
Together neither are done efficiently. Divided, both can be
done efficiently.

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#3 Posted : Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:29:49 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: JohnD777 Go to Quoted Post
Direct Point Sequencing has had over 20 years to prove its
worth / efficiency. I always chuckle at management's efficiency
projections for labor (95% - 100%) when the machines they
spent billions $$$ on can't hold 75% efficiency.

Mark ups, accountables, missent, missort, missequenced, "helicopter
mail", hold mail, high rise errors,

We are doing OFFICE WORK on the street where the environment / conditions
are not certain or stable as they are in the OFFICE.

IF

DPS had proven to be even 90% proficient (and it has not except for during evaluation periods
go figure... this is like warning a restaurant when you are about to do a surprise health
inspection).

We already have our hands full with barcodes on most everything, third and fourth bundle coverages,
SPR's, Parcels, tracking and back tracking...
not to even mention the ridiculous 15 minute collection box window...

It's time to stop going by what only works on paper and
inject some reality mail delivery.


Originally Posted by: JohnD777 Go to Quoted Post
I was going to add,
USPS had just given the lion share of parcel post
over to UPS when I first hired on in 1983.

They did away with numerous parcel post routes.
Before the give away, USPS had the wisdom to
divide regular mail service from parcel delivery.
Together neither are done efficiently. Divided, both can be
done efficiently.



delivery point sequencing in the office you work at might only be 75% accurate is most likely caused by the address management unit at the district office.


there are plenty of was to fix issues you have.
Postal employee (retired) 38 yrs who helps even if some do not believe me! I was a Steward, officer & trouble maker. Just Sayin'
poorfamily  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:31:11 PM(UTC)
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Everything you mentioned has been *****ed about for all these years, along with CFS and PARS. Except for the 15 minute collection box window. Never heard of that.

TBH I've become accepting of DPS and even admire how well it works in my office. Sometimes I get letters sorted correctly that don't even have a house number or plus-4. I assume the USPS has a database of all addresses and can sort mail even if a number is missing. Of course a carrier has to get used to a lot more missorts than a human would do but that's the price of saving money.
122intheshade  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:43:25 PM(UTC)
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My average DPS count is about 3000. If it was only 75% correct, I'd be bringing back 750 missorts per day. Most days, the accuracy is above 99%. Although in the past couple years, the machinery seems to be breaking down somewhat. Which may be just a maintenance issue, but I don't know.

Lots more upside-down mail. Often (like today) black shavings and backwards mail. Had FOUR STOPS of backwards mail last week. About a half-tray.

As for the question of a USPS address database, yes, they do have it. If you've ever used a self-service kiosk to put an address label on a parcel or envelope, you can watch the system "auto-complete" the address as you type it. I spent a summer once in the lobby, fetching certs and parcels, and showing folks how to use the kiosk. It wigged out people when it started to display addresses. "How did it know where I was mailing this?!"

It is interesting to see how the DPS can correctly sequence an incomplete or wrong address, yet other times miss an address off by once letter.

Boggles the mind . . .
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Seadogg  
#6 Posted : Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:08:12 AM(UTC)
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Yeah it's very rare that I bring back more than 5-10 missorts, often none at all.

CFS on the other hand is a COMPLETE DISASTER. More often than not we send the forwards down and then get them back in the hotcase or DPS the next day, or the next week. Often with the yellow sticker, sometimes without.
John Henry  
#7 Posted : Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:28:21 AM(UTC)

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DPS itself isn't the problem. The composite bundle of letters and flats for those who park & loop is. Being able to collate the 15 or so piece of letters into the DPS rather then saving office time to collate them into flats making an ergonomic nightmare to carry is the problem.
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