Playing the Monopoly Card

What can we learn from the most recent study, sponsored by the Brookings Institution? Is the information new, reliable and actionable? It all Depends on the Assumptions If you accept the assumptions of the study, the Postal Service may benefit from $18 billion in annual subsidies. But the many of the assumptions are questionable, and Read More

MailCom Update: The Future of Mail

Kent Smith, Research Director, Ursa Major Associates was a speaker at the annual MailCom conference in Atlanta, March 15-18. This keynote addresses were provided by industry leaders from Donnelley Logistics, Pitney Bowes, Cigna and others. Senior officers from the Postal Service also spoke to the conference. Industry Roundtable Industry executives reviewed the progress of the Read More

Global Shipping/Logistics Issues

At PostalVision 2020 most recent conference also include a wealth of information and discussions around how posts are dealing with the changing shipping/logistics global landscape. Postal Consulting Services President, Kathy Siviter, reviews PostalVision 2020/5.0 in the final section of a nine part series.

USPS CIO SHARES HIS POSTALVISION

USPS Chief Information Officer Jim Cochrane (pictured above) at the PostalVision 2020/5.0 conference talked about the changing postal ecosystem and the USPS’ role today and in the future.   Postal Consulting Services President, Kathy Siviter, reviews PostalVision 2020/5.0 in part 8 of a 9 part series   USPS DRIVES 4 MILLION  MILES A DAY. Cochrane Read More

TERMINAL DUES AND CUSTOMS CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

Tom Forbes (pictured above) discusses the intricacies of the world of global e-commerce.     Postal Consulting Services President, Kathy Siviter, reviews PostalVision 2020/5.0    The issue of terminal dues between countries and customs requirements and processes remained at the forefront of global ecommerce and logistics/shipping discussions at last week’s PostalVision2020 conference. A panel led by Mike Read More

INNOVATION IN ADDRESSING AND PAYMENT ARENAS

PostalVision2020 showcases innovation in addressing and payment. Sean Madden (pictured above) addresses the conference as Charles Prescott of the Global Address and Data Association, Chris Sheldrick of What 3 Words, Marshall Van Alstyne, and Jody Berenblatt of GrayHair Advisors (pictured left to right) share their vision of innovation.    Postal Consulting Services President, Kathy Siviter, Read More

DELIVERY CHANGES CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES

John Callan of Ursa Major Associates, Neel Murthy of SwapBox, Ramesh Ratan of Bell and Howell, Hannes Kainz of Keba, (pictured above left to right), discuss innovations in delivery at PostalVision2020/5.0.  Postal Consulting Services President, Kathy Siviter, reviews PostalVision 2020/5.0 as part five in a nine part series.   If necessity is the mother of Read More