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Seadogg  
#1 Posted : Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:09:33 AM(UTC)
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Hey I was wondering if anyone knows why mail volume fluctuates so drastically. I have literally less than one tenth the mail I had yesterday. This must waste huge amounts of labor. Every so often I hear about load leveling but it doesn't seem to happen.
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#2 Posted : Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:06:28 AM(UTC)
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Load leveling, another program some "black belt" came up with that would never work in real life.

Likely received a bonus also.
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RodOrRob on 11/7/2019(UTC)
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#3 Posted : Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:33:46 AM(UTC)
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Hey I was wondering if anyone knows why mail volume fluctuates so drastically. I have literally less than one tenth the mail I had yesterday. This must waste huge amounts of labor. Every so often I hear about load leveling but it doesn't seem to happen.


like roger said load leveling.

and

plant might not have gotten all mail out.

trucks might have been late.

cages of mail might have been sent to the incorrect office.

take a tour of your nearest plant and see how screwed up it is. you will wonder how any mail gets through it.
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sfclk20  
#4 Posted : Thursday, November 7, 2019 3:31:15 PM(UTC)
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DBCS mail processing clerk here. Might be running hot mail late into the night or not enough staffing leaving time to process only first-class station run.
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#5 Posted : Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:59:28 PM(UTC)
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What about the Hay plant workers?

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#6 Posted : Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:19:01 PM(UTC)
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What about the Hay plant workers?



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#7 Posted : Thursday, November 7, 2019 7:55:14 PM(UTC)

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Load leveling can only occur on the last mile, after all the demographics which advertisers look at when they decide who they target can change block to block. But the carriers, the only ones with the information to level the load are saddled with every piece every day even after a machine working at a machine speed stuffs more into trays then we can stuff into old mailboxes in an 8 hour day.
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#8 Posted : Friday, November 8, 2019 4:57:38 AM(UTC)
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I can tell you that my outgoing Tuesday parcel mail was the most ive seen in months...no holiday, no reason for anything really, but all our small businesses seemed to have had really really good days?

I know this Tuesday will be crazy high volumes for the carriers because of the Monday holiday, and then Wednesday will be super light, simply because most of the mail will get where its going for Tuesday delivery and Wednesday is just the leftovers
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#9 Posted : Friday, November 8, 2019 6:42:10 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: John Henry Go to Quoted Post
Load leveling can only occur on the last mile, after all the demographics which advertisers look at when they decide who they target can change block to block. But the carriers, the only ones with the information to level the load are saddled with every piece every day even after a machine working at a machine speed stuffs more into trays then we can stuff into old mailboxes in an 8 hour day.


not what was published when implemented.

http://www.postal-report...n-takes-effect-april-10/
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Hannah Blecter  
#10 Posted : Friday, November 8, 2019 9:03:42 AM(UTC)
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What about the Hay plant workers?



Are you needling someone?
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#11 Posted : Friday, November 8, 2019 9:16:58 AM(UTC)
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Mailers target mail to hit on Monday. Mailers caught on to load leveling and shifted when they had mail entering the mail stream.

In our plant, BBM is color coded and staged separate from 1st Class. Friday is when the bulk of the BBM color coded for Monday begins to arrive. When I was on tour 1 normal mail for the 2 cities I ran mail for was 1 and 3/4 (+/-) Eastern (web) GPMC of 1st Class and 1/2 (+/-) Eastern of BBM. BBM color coded for Monday was usually 1 and 1/2 Eastern (+/-). SOP in our plant was we can advance any BBM for any delivery day except on Sunday night for Monday delivery. So Thursday night, I run the Friday delivery BBM and grab some of Saturday BBM. Friday night I run Saturday BBM and grab any of the Monday BBM. Sunday night I finish what is left of the Monday BBM. Tuesday and Wednesday BBM was always light so there was rarely any of that mail advanced.

Any BBM advanced would be only after finishing the First Class and required BBM. Any unexpected downtime on the machine would negate advancing BBM.
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#12 Posted : Monday, November 11, 2019 6:58:38 PM(UTC)
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Lol when I read the title of this thread.
Could you imagine a USPS management ran hay plant? Many fires, many deaths.
Maybe a future business plan when the mail dies off.

Can we roll in the hay?
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