Presentation on theme: "Global Systems Management Surface Visibility Presented by USPS at July 10 Packages Subgroup Meeting."— Presentation transcript:
Global Systems Management Surface Visibility Presented by USPS at July 10 Packages Subgroup Meeting
Global Systems Management 2 Surface Visibility Overview Surface Visibility Components: Uniquely Identifying Assets (sacks, trays, mail transport equipment, trailers) Tracking Assets at key handoff points (arrival, departure, interim points) Quality Checks (preventing mis-loads and mis- routings in real time) Electronic Forms (automate data collection) Decision Support (improved dock management and advance notifications)
Global Systems Management 3 Tracking Assets Trailer Arrive Trailer Unload Ready to Process To Operations… Inbound Facility Scanning Outbound Facility Scanning Trailer Depart Container Load Placard Assign Container Build Container Close Container Stage (Optional)
Global Systems Management 4 Quality Checks Quality checks are built into the scanning process As scans are collected, the destinations are verified − Handling unit to container − Container to trailer The employee is notified of potential mis-loads Reduces missent mail
Global Systems Management 5 Electronic Forms Electronic Forms will automate many of the manual procedures on the dock – Many values pre-populated – % loaded is calculated based on container scans – Arrival and departure times based on scans – Security seal is scanned; not keyed in Electronic Forms eliminate redundant data entry – saving time and reducing errors
Global Systems Management 6 Decision Support Visibility information enhances operational decision making Facilities have real-time view of container status on the dock Destination facilities receive advanced notification of inbound trailer status: –Containers by Type –Handling unit counts by mail class and type –Actual departure times, estimated time of arrival Red Circle = Containers in Process Yellow Triangles = Closed Containers Blue Plus Signs = Staged Containers Green Squares = Loaded Containers
Global Systems Management 7 Service Improvements Dock employees have visibility as containers are being built inside the plant to help ensure that all available containers are loaded prior to trucks departing. Ability to track trailers that are late departing or arriving. Visibility as mail moves between origin and destination plants including interim facilities such as HASPs. Visibility of inbound volume enables scheduling adjustments by destinating plant.
Global Systems Management 8 Mail Induction Scheduled appointments provide Advanced Notification of drop shipment mail volumes which facilitates the check-in, induction and processing of bulk mailings. Standing Appointment Advanced Notification Appointment Check-In MAIL.DAT WebServices
Global Systems Management 9 Mailer Volume Drop Shipment appointments from the Facility Access & Shipment Tracking (FAST) system are displayed on the Surface Visibility scanning device. Surface Visibility device is used to scan ‘Start- the-Clock’ events for FAST.
Global Systems Management 10 Mailer Bar Codes Unique container, handling unit and piece bar codes will enable Surface Visibility to track business mailings. Customer SV bar code specification is on RIBBS Website: ribbs.usps.gov Send samples for verification process to: Enhanced Distribution Label uniquely identifies trays, tubs, and sacks Customer EDL Specification is on RIBBS Website: ribbs.usps.gov Web ATLAS ready in Spring 2007 4-State bar code uniquely identifies letters, flats and bundles Will be used to provide piece level visibility to mailers Containers: Handling Units: Pieces and Bundles:
Global Systems Management 11 Mailer Visibility Placard Arrival Scan Placard Departure Scan Surface Visibility will track pallets through induction, cross dock operations and inter-plant transportation. Start-the-Clock CROSS DOCK WORKING Placard Arrival Scan ENTRY FACILITY DESTINATING FACILITY Processing Operations
Global Systems Management Falls Church Main Post Office Future – Mailer Visibility Surface Visibility is being enhanced to track the nesting of bundles and parcels into containers during processing. Bundle to Container Nest 10/31/05 TO: AFSM 100 #3 From: APPS #2 Signed: _____ In-house Processing Parcel to Container Nest
Global Systems Management 13 Future – Mailer Visibility Surface Visibility will scan the 4-State barcode on pieces to nest them to a flat tub via the Enhanced Distribution Label (EDL).
Global Systems Management 14 Surface Visibility Deployment Status The deployment of Surface Visibility Phase 1 is complete. Surface Visibility Sites Activated 133 P&DCs 17 STCs 21 BMCs Phase 1a in pilot in NY Metro Area Phase II pending funding approval in Summer 07