Archive for April 5th, 2012

Mail Transport Equipment

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Mail Transport Equipment.

Postal Bulletin article asking USPS employees for help with MTEs.  Shortages are still occurring for mailers, forcing them to scramble for MTEs so that their production runs are not impacted.  Interesting to note the cost of this equipment, and glad to see the Postal Service stressing the importance of returning equipment internally.

MTE is not disposable. We will spend more than $100,000,000 this year (FY12) to replace all of our missing and damaged MTE.

The average cost of MTE is much more than you may think:

Flat Tubs = $5.00

Plastic Pallets = $20.00

Presswood Pallets = $8.00

Wood Slat Pallets = $7.00

 

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April 5th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

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Postal Future

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USPS News Link Story – Postal Future.

For USPS and the mailing industry, the just-concluded National Postal Forum (NPF) was in many respects similar to previous forums — an opportunity for attendees to learn, make contacts and exchange views. But this year’s event reached further.

 

The NPF energy level was extremely high, looking forward to a year of progress and innovation.  Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Intelisent booth to say hello!

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 5th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

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PostalOne! and Business Customer Gateway Outages

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Business Customer Gateway Outage  —  The Business Customer Gateway production environment will be unavailable on Sunday, April 15, 2012, from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. CDT. During this time, all USPS services accessed through the Business Customer Gateway, including PostalOne! ®, FAST®, Mailer ID, and Program Registration, will be unavailable.

PostalOne! Microstrategy Maintenance Outage  — The PostalOne! Microstrategy reporting environment will be unavailable from Saturday, April 14, 2012, 8 p.m. until Sunday, April 15, 2012, 8 a.m. CDT for a major database upgrade.  During this time internal users will not be able to access Verification and Performance Reports for Business Mail Acceptance and external users will not be able to access the Mail Quality Reports.  Report updates will be processed after the upgrade is completed, internal reports will be current by 1 p.m. CDT, Sunday, April 15, 2012, and Mail Quality Reports will be current by 8 a.m. CDT, Monday, April 16, 2012.

PostalOne! Maintenance Outage  — from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. CDT on Sunday, April 15, 2012, and Sunday, April 22, 2012, as the database is prepared for a major technology upgrade.  During the April 15, 2012, outage, Release 30.0.1 will be deployed to correct known issues.  During both outages, PostalOne! and Mail.XML will be unavailable, including FAST and eDOC web services.

The major upgrade will be completed during an extended maintenance window from Saturday, April 28, 2012, through Sunday, April 29, 2012. The exact times will be communicated by April 13, 2012.

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April 5th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

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Triggered emails outperform usual messages

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April 5th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

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Lieberman at the center of hot debate over postal service

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April 5th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

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FSS Machines Running Far Slower Than Planned

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April 5th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

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Postmaster General Touts Importance of Innovation and Technology for Mailing Industry

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April 5th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

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