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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy recently gave supply chain executives from major U.S. and international organizations an update on plans to transform the USPS network.
“The United States Postal Service will have the greatest reach and be the most reliable and affordable delivery provider,” DeJoy told an audience of 800 supply chain executives representing leading global brands at the recent Reuters Events: Supply Chain Execution USA 2022 conference in Chicago.
DeJoy, a featured keynote speaker, was joined by Ryan Patel, moderator and global business executive and contributor.
“It was very timely to have the postmaster general share the Postal Service’s story with other logistics professionals,” said Patel. “The whole supply chain industry is interested in the transformational initiatives that Mr. DeJoy is leading at USPS.”
When asked by Patel about the investments the Postal Service is making under the Delivering for America plan, DeJoy said the organization “will dramatically improve our transportation efficiency by placing large carrier operations inside our unused mail processing plants. These changes will eliminate unnecessary trips, reduce mail handlings, increase reliability and decrease time to deliver.”
During the session — which was also broadcast to major media outlets, including the Reuters news organization — DeJoy promoted innovations such as USPS Connect, which offers businesses affordable next-day delivery in select locations, with same-day delivery, Sunday delivery and pickup options in each state.
He also described the Postal Service’s highly successful delivery of free COVID-19 tests to nearly every home in the nation as a demonstration of the Postal Service’s “world-class capabilities.”