Logistics

The United States Remains A Logistics And Sustainment Superpower For some time now, public discussions of the state of the U.S. military have focused almost exclusively on shrinking forces, aging equipment, declining investments in modernization and loss of critical skills and capabilities. Were this not bad enough, senior defense [Read More...]
International Postal Update — October 2014 ELECTION-RELATED REVENUE BOLSTERING POSTAL FINANCES Election mail is becoming a major source of income for postal operators around the world and appears to be improving voter participation rates. Voting by mail is gaining popularity in the United States. In California, [Read More...]
Postal Service Competes For Package Delivery Business On The Backs Of American Letter Writers The mission of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is to provide the American public with trusted, affordable, universal mail service. In order to ensure sufficient revenues to meet its obligations, the USPS was granted a monopoly on the delivery of [Read More...]
International Postal Update — July 2014 U.S. EXPRESS DELIVERY SERVICES FACE BARRIERS ABROAD The 2014 National Trade Estimate Report by the U.S. Trade Representative identified barriers it says hinder market access for U.S. express delivery companies across the globe. In Brazil, the government charges a flat [Read More...]
Brazil’s Diverse (and Popular) Postal Services Click here to download the full study as PDF.   Studies on the Changing Postal Marketplace: Volume 2 Executive Summary Brazil’s national postal operator, Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos (ECT or Correios) is the country’s designated provider of universal [Read More...]
China’s Postal Services: Which Path Forward? Click here to download the full study as PDF.   Studies on the Changing Postal Marketplace: Volume 1 Executive Summary This report represents the first in a series examining the postal and delivery sectors of the world’s major economies. It [Read More...]
Postal Trendwatch – April 2014 Click here to download the full study as PDF. Executive Summary The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) lost $354 million in Q1 FY 2014 — the 19th money-losing quarter of the prior 21. Still, the loss represents a significant improvement over [Read More...]
International Postal Update — April 2014 ROYAL MAIL AND UK RETAILERS SHIFT TOWARD E-COMMERCE Royal Mail and retailers look to capitalize on e-commerce growth. Royal Mail recently launched a television advertising campaign targeting parcel business customers — its first in five years. The postal operator’s half-year [Read More...]
New Postal Service Offerings Raise Questions Issue Brief February 20, 2014 Summary A new U.S. Postal Service product offering and one recently proposed could generate new revenue via direct financial services to consumers and same-day metropolitan package delivery.  But pertinent questions of regulatory, legal, privacy/data security [Read More...]
International Postal Update – December 2013 ____________________________________________________________________ CANADA TO END DOOR-TO-DOOR DELIVERY ____________________________________________________________________ Canada Post plans to end door-to-door delivery service, cut its workforce, and raise stamp prices by 35 percent over the next five years. With these new measures, the postal operator aims to reverse [Read More...]
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