Postal Service Ending All Open Area Mail Processing Studies

INDIANA — The Postal Service today announced it is ending all activity pertaining to any open area mail processing (AMP) studies to consolidate processing facilities.

This process ramped up in 2011 with hundreds of facilities being studied for consolidation. Currently, 57 AMP studies are still open, and these open studies will be ended.

In Indiana, AMP studies at the Gary Processing and Distribution Center, located at 1499 Martin Luther King Dr., 46401; the Muncie Processing and Distribution Center, located at 4300 S Cowan Rd., 47302; and the South Bend Processing and Distribution Center, located at 424 S. Michigan St., 46601, will end.

The Postal Service is moving forward with the Delivering for America Plan, which includes strategies for the development of a mail processing network that enables more precise, efficient, and reliable service. By using best-in-class logistics practices, the Postal Service is driving efficiency and service performance improvement to fuel revenue growth and customer retention.

Most importantly, the plan establishes a new operating model that dramatically improves on-time delivery performance. As part of this plan, the Postal Service will re-assess the role of all processing facilities. The Postal Service will adhere to all legal, statutory, contractual and regulatory requirements as this network design is developed.

The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products, and services to fund its operations.


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