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Study on Innovative Postal Products

April 18, 2014 by Bernard Markowicz in d/ap News / d/ap Postal Blog / Front Page

decision/analysis partners has been awarded a project to evaluate the feasibility of several innovative postal products. The respective studies include benchmarking similar services by other posts, estimate market size and demand, perform SWOT analyses and cost and revenue estimations.

Eastern Caribbean World Bank Study

March 21, 2014 by Bernard Markowicz in d/ap News / Front Page

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map-of-eastern-caribbean-1decision/analysis partners has been awarded a complex study of telecommunications for the islands of Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada by the World Bank.  The study aims at evaluating overall broadband availability on the islands, and connectivity to the outside World.  Following the development of a detailed baseline, the team will recommend Government-wide solutions on each island, digital inclusion initiatives and improvements to overall connectivity.

decision/analysis partners opens office in Hawaii

September 2, 2013 by Bernard Markowicz in d/ap News / Front Page / Recent Projects

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decision/analysis partners is pleased to announce that it has opened an additional office in Princeville, Hawaii on the Island of Kauai.  “This office will enable us to cover more ground on the U.S. Mainland, in Hawaii and in the Far East as we expand our geographical coverage”, said Bernard Markowicz, d/ap’s Managing Director.  “We are also proud to support the economic development of Kauai by seeking to hire and employ additional local residents as our business expands.”, he added.

Webinar: Are Parcel Terminals for You? August 15

July 30, 2013 by Bernard Markowicz in d/ap News / d/ap Postal Blog / Front Page / Press Releases

This is the seventh webinar in our series of free 2013 postal webinars;

Are Parcel Terminals for You?

August 15, 2013 at  10:30 AM EST(*)
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45 minute presentation followed by 15 minute Q&A
Registration is limited.

The e-commerce boom is pushing the rise of parcels terminal networks and the convenience of anywhere/anytime e-commerce is met by the convenience of anywhere/anytime pickup. This webinar will examine the principal strategies and economic models for parcel terminals and ask the question:  Are Parcel Terminals for You? 

Parcel income country postal operators have the opportunity to leverage their rising middle class to increase mail and parcel 

Presenters:

  • Pierre Kacha, Ph.D., director of decision/analysis partners postal practice will lead this webinar. Pierre  has led over 60 postal projects with decision/analysis partners, including operations planning and perfromance measurement projects.

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Ray Barber presents results of Peru IDB study in Lima

May 17, 2013 by Bernard Markowicz in d/ap News / Front Page

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Ray Barber, head of decision/analysis partners’ ICT practice made a presentation to the Fondo de Inversion en Telecomunicaciones (FITEL)  Technologies, Proyectos y Acceso a Servicios de Telecomunicaciones:  Oportunidades para un Futuro Digital conference in San Isidro,Peru, May 17, 2013.   Click here for a description of the broadband telecommunications project in Peru.

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Webinar: Evaluating Postal Automation for Middle Income Countries – June 20

April 23, 2013 by Bernard Markowicz in d/ap News / d/ap Postal Blog / d/ap Postal News / Front Page / North American Postal News

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This is the fifth webinar in our series of free 2013 postal webinars;

Evaluating Postal Automation for Middle Income Countries

June 20, 2013 at  10:30 AM EST(*)
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45 minute presentation followed by 15 minute Q&A
Registration is limited.

Middle income country postal operators have the opportunity to leverage their rising middle class to increase mail and parcel volumes.  Advertising mail can become a successful new source of mail, and increased B2C commerce can be a source of new parcels.  Additional revenue from these activities would enable postal operators to transform their enterprise while reducing average costs and improving service quality through automation.  This webinar will look at a postal operator’ main automation areas, including address management, automated sorting and computerized retail systems. 

  • Address management is the foundation of any automation program, enabling automated sorting to direct each piece of mail accurately to its destination. 
  • Automated sorting improves service, reducing error and increasing speed, while potentially reducing costs.
  • Computerized retail systems improves customer service and reduces revenue leakage.

We will provide examples of systems and innovations in each of the three areas above, and discuss issues, benefits and how automation projects should be evaluated. 

Presenters:

  • Pierre Kacha, Ph.D., director of decision/analysis partners postal practice will lead this webinar. Pierre  has led over 60 postal projects with decision/analysis partners, including operations planning and perfromance measurement projects.

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Measuring Postal Performance, May 16, 2013

April 1, 2013 by Bernard Markowicz in d/ap News / d/ap Postal Blog / d/ap Postal News / Front Page / North American Postal News

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This is our fourth webinar in our series of free 2013 postal webinars;

Measuring Postal Performance

May 16, 2013 at  10:30 AM EST 

Postal Performance Measurement slideshare from decision/analysis partners LLC

Measuring the performance of a postal operator extends beyond the traditional metrics used by private companies such as return on equity for instance.  Postal service is a public endeavor, and its performance must be measured in light of universal service obligations, and limits to missions and risks that constrain its strategy and operation.  In addition to that, posts are networks, and the management of networks is inherently complex.  In this webinar, we will talk about what makes the postal service challenging to manage and measure, including public service and network issues.  

Presenters:

  • Pierre Kacha, Ph.D., director of decision/analysis partners postal practice will lead this webinar. Pierre  has led over 60 postal projects with decision/analysis partners, including operations planning and perfromance measurement projects.
  • Bernard Markowicz, Ph.D. is the managing director of d/ap. He has contributed and led large postal projects, including the designa and implementation of a network operations management center for the USPS

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