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Hope to see you at PIP 2015 in Geneva!

While summer is well underway, don’t forget to make your travel plans to join us at the Postal Innovation Platform  – PIP Conference 2015  – in Geneva, September 10 -11. PostalVision 2020 is proud to partner with PIP and together we strive to engage the global postal ecosystem in thought inspiring discussions on innovation and the future of the postal industry. In Read More

Delivery

The Delivery Revolution Redux

Many of you know that my career began with DHL. I hitched a free ride to Hawaii as a DHL Air Courier on a migratory adventure to Australia in 1970. Based on the DHL model, I founded Calico Air Courier in 1974 to deliver corporate documents (yes, it was actually business “mail” but we didn’t Read More

Drones

PostalVision 2020/4.0 Drones Take Flight!

We have lift-off! Congratulations to past PostalVision 2020 presenters Matt Sweeny of Flirtey and Andreas Raptopoulos of Matternet for gaining official approval to conduct test flights of their autonomous aerial vehicles or “drones” in the U.S. and Switzerland, respectively. Flirtey conducted the first FAA approved live demonstration of a delivery drone in rural West Virginia Read More

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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.

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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

Shipping Logistics

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 Address

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

Global Shipping

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

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UPU AND POSTS WORK TO REDUCE BARRIERS FOR GLOBAL ECOMMERCE

A panel at last week’s PV2020 conference, including Bernard Bukovc, Postal Innovation Platform (PIP) chair; Pascal Clivaz, UPU Deputy Director General; Ulrich Hurni, SwissPost Deputy CEO; Timothy Walker, analyst, USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) Risk and Analysis Research Center (RARC); and Keith Kellison, UPS, (pictured above) talked about the new postal & logistics ecosystem Read More