February 24, 2013

How is the convergence of etailing and retailing affecting postal operators?

In her recent post on Quartz, Gina Chon argues that Amazon should just buy RadioShack.  Chon postulates that ” instead of setting up lockers at various random locations, […]
February 18, 2013

Are parcel terminals viable?

UPS Access Point UPS’s recent introduction of the ‘UPS Access Point’ in the UK follows the acquisition of Kiala, an operator of parcels delivery to shops. […]
February 14, 2013

Implications of 3D Printing on the Postal Industry

3D printing has been around for a few years now.  One of the questions is whether it will ever take off.  The industry is growing, turning […]
January 27, 2013

The logistics transformation of the postal industry

Diversification is now a common currency in the postal industry:  mail in its diverse incarnations, including hybrid, parcel and express services as well as financial services […]
November 19, 2012

Is robotic mail delivery far off?

Most of us may now be familiar with the Google driver-less cars that have been roaming Southern California for the last several years. Google says that these cars […]
September 11, 2012

PostExpo 2012 Video Released (2:42 min)

March 10, 2012

Should the Postal Service be a competitive business?

Part of the USPS OIG series on Five Elements of a Postal Solution The record on competitive postal services is mixed. Private postal operators in Latin […]
February 9, 2012

The Postal Platform and Network Effects

The International Postal Corporation (IPC) and the USPS’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) have both recently shown interest in the concept of digital platforms and their […]
October 11, 2011

Future Mail Processing and Network Rationalization

dap advised the USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) on network strategies to help reduce operating costs by rationalizing the network based on 2020 projected demand. […]
September 6, 2011

The Posts can become a portal to eGov-lite services

Implementing eGov is, by all accounts, a complex and time consuming undertaking.  A recent survey conducted by the UN shows that high income countries are in the […]
June 20, 2011

Towards an integrated approach to bundling…

decision analysis partners was recently asked by a large post to perform a study on mail bundling technologies. The study consisted of two parts: a test […]
May 13, 2011

Any-day delivery vs. Five-day delivery

An Operations Management View… The debate about the five-day delivery reflects the limitations of the USPS’s current paradigm – one that is predicated on what we […]