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US Postal Service pursues facility consolidation to reduce transport costs

September 21, 2022

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The agency is streamlining its facility footprint in a five-year initiative, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said in an interview.

The U.S. Postal Service plans to consolidate around 21% of its delivery units into large-scale sorting and delivery centers across the country, as the agency pursues reduced transportation costs and streamlined operations.

Delivery units are the final stop for mail and packages in the agency’s network before being picked up by a mail carrier for home and business delivery. Consolidating units is part of the Postal Service’s 10-year plan to reach financial sustainability.

“We have 19,000 [units]. I think when we get done with this, we’ll have 15,000 delivery units,” Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said in an interview with Supply Chain Dive.

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