innovation

November 21, 2017

UPS joins BiTA blockchain group hoping to build a centralized shipping ledger worldwide

Reprinted from The Digital Journal  UPS joins group bringing blockchain to the shipping industry By James Walker     Nov 14, 2017 in Technology UPS has joined the Blockchain […]
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 […]
May 29, 2012

EU Posts turn to the health vertical

On May 23, 2012,  Poste Italiane announced an agreement with the southern region of Basilicata to turn post offices into  hubs for access to local health […]
May 24, 2012

Posts and mobile payments : golden goose or red herring ?

Building on the resounding success of Kenya’s M-Pesa,  many mobile operators (and payments platforms operators) have launched m-payment  systems. Mobile wallets allow for real-time, inexpensive, country-wide […]
February 27, 2012

Kenya focuses on government services

Faced with fast-declining domestic mail volumes (-15% in 2011) Kenya’s Post (PCK) has adopted a new strategy to offer government services, such as the processing of […]
February 27, 2012

Bpost to test new delivery services

Bpost, the Belgian postal operator, will conduct between April and December 2012 a series of pilots in four cities throughout Belgium. The Post will assess the […]
October 11, 2011

Video Time-Recording for Measurement of Standard Carriers In-Office Activities

decision analysis partners conducted a project to measure postal carrier in-office casing activities.  We used video recording to estimate the performances of standard work elements. This process […]
March 4, 2011

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a …robot hummingbird

I was intrigued by the unveiling of AeroVironment, Inc.’ s tiniest spy drone, the nano hummingbird. With a 6.5 inch wingspan, the nano hummingbird robot is […]