Archive for April 24th, 2012

MTAC Industry Alert on Senate bill 1789

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From the USPS –

Today, the U.S. Senate began debate on Senate bill S. 1789, known as the 21st Century Postal Reform Act, and which you may have heard about recently in the news. The bill has many provisions and amendments and is still under discussion.

To help keep you informed about the process, the Postal Service is sharing with you information that was given to the bill’s four Senate sponsors earlier today. Senators Joseph Lieberman, Susan Collins, Tom Carper and Scott Brown had requested details on what a potential mail processing and distribution network would look like if modeled under the proposed service standards contained in the bill to maintain overnight service for intra-SCF volume.

In response to the Senators’ request, the Postal Service provided a modeled network scenario. The model provided is the best estimate available on which processing plants and facilities would be needed, based solely on the proposed legislation. Further refinements to the model may possibly be necessary.

Details about the modeled network request may be appearing in the news media. The Postal Service therefore wishes to clarify that the information provided to the Senate does not represent a new Postal Service proposal, and should not be interpreted as a new Network Rationalization plan.  The facilities on this list could be subject to change based on a House version of the legislation, and the outcome of the subsequent committee process.

Debate on the Senate bill is continuing through today, and the legislation is not final. In addition, the legislation being considered would not become final in its present form; even if this legislation were approved by the Senate today, action would still be required in the House of Representatives, and a final bill would have to be signed by the President.

The Postal Service will provide more information as it becomes available.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 24th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

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Customer Data: Harnessing Big Data Through Customer Intelligence

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The use of customer intelligence is a critical component to harnessing the competitive advantage of Big Data. While the benefits of Real-Time Marketing remain elusive and not always applicable, marketing professionals can optimize revenue and profitability for their organizations by realizing the use of customer intelligence to drive Right-Time Revenue Optimization today.

via E-Commerce News: Customer Data: Harnessing Big Data Through Customer Intelligence.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 24th, 2012 at 10:11 am

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Senate Set to Vote on Postal Reform

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The Senate will vote on the 21st Century Postal Service Act S. 1789 on Tuesday, April 24, with action expected to begin at approximately 2:15 p.m.

via Senate Set to Vote on Postal Reform.

There is a link to access the C-SPAN coverage in this article.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

April 24th, 2012 at 8:13 am

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