U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy outlined plans to streamline facilities and delivery networks to make them more efficient by significantly reducing the number of processing plants and delivery units, eliminating redundancies in an effort to improve performance.
DeJoy, in outlining the steps during a recent presentation before the National Postal Forum in Phoenix, said the U.S. Postal Service networks as currently constituted are unnecessarily complicated and rely on out-of-date equipment and facilities.
While the changes will take years to accomplish, they will provide “immediate systemwide benefits,” DeJoy said, adding, “We simply just cannot do this fast enough.”
“Our new strategy will logically sequence the workflow between facilities, and standardize operations within facilities,” DeJoy said in his keynote presentation. “This will provide precise, efficient, repeatable, and measurable operations.”
DeJoy said the USPS plans to close multiple annexes “that add cost, transportation, and foster inefficient and ad-hoc operations.”