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					   Corporate Automation Plan
           PHASE 2




February 4, 2004     Washington D.C.
CORPORATE AUTOMATION PLAN
OVERVIEW
   History of CAP
   CAP Accomplishments to Date
   Comparison to the Original CAP
   CAP Phase 2
    ■ Letters   ■ Trays
    ■ Flats     ■ Containers
    ■ Parcels   ■ Scanning/Tracking
    ■ Bundles   ■ Information Flow
 Automation Program Support
 Longer Term Plans
 Partnership With Industry
 Next Steps

                                      Slide 2
CORPORATE AUTOMATION PLAN
HISTORY OF THE CORPORATE AUTOMATION PLAN




                           Letters

                           Flats

                           Parcels




                                      Slide 3
CORPORATE AUTOMATION PLAN
ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE

   Letter Automation




                            Slide 4
                           CORPORATE AUTOMATION PLAN
                           ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE (Letters)

                                                                             Total
                     160                                                     Letters
                     140
volume in billions




                     120
                                                                     Barcoded
   (estimated)




                     100                                             Letters
                     80
                     60
                     40
                     20
                      0
                            FY     FY     FY     FY     FY     FY     FY     FY     FY
                           1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003
                                                                                    Slide 5
                                                 CORPORATE AUTOMATION PLAN
                                                 ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE (Letters)

                                                                                                         74.9%
DPS % of Total Incoming Secondary Volume




                                           80%
                                           70%
                                           60%
                                           50%
                                           40%
                                           30%
                                           20%
                                           10%
                                           0%
                                                  FY     FY     FY     FY     FY     FY     FY     FY      FY
                                                 1995   1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002    2003
                                                                                                          Slide 6
CORPORATE AUTOMATION PLAN
ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE

   Flats Automation




              50+%
    non-Carrier Route Flats Sorted by
              Automation
                                        Slide 7
                                     CORPORATE AUTOMATION PLAN
                                     ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE (Flats)
                                                                       Flats distribution
                                                                    productivity in the plants
                                                                   has doubled since the end
                                                                          of FY 2000

                                                                               1170
flats distributed per workhour




                                  557




                                 end of year
                                  FY 2000      FY 2001   FY 2002        FY 2003
                                                                                       Slide 8
                                                                 CORPORATE AUTOMATION PLAN
                                                                     ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE (Flats)

                                                    90%
% of total flats distributed by type of operation




                                                    80%
                                                                                Processing Centers                                                                                    79%
                                                                     Up-the-Distribution-Ladder
                                                    70%
                                                    60%
                                                    50%
                                                    40%
                                                    30%
                                                                                FY2000                         FY2001                                    FY2002                                   FY2003
                                                    20%
                                                    10%
                                                    0%
                                                          AFSM 100

                                                                      FSM 881

                                                                                FSM 1000

                                                                                           Manual




                                                                                                    AFSM 100

                                                                                                               FSM 881

                                                                                                                         FSM 1000

                                                                                                                                    Manual




                                                                                                                                             AFSM 100

                                                                                                                                                        FSM 881

                                                                                                                                                                  FSM 1000

                                                                                                                                                                             Manual




                                                                                                                                                                                       AFSM 100

                                                                                                                                                                                                  FSM 881

                                                                                                                                                                                                            FSM 1000

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Manual
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Slide 9
                          CORPORATE AUTOMATION PLAN
                          ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE (Flats)


                                            A Decline in Manual Flats Distribution in
                     25      23.5                  Post Offices of 11.5 Billion

                     20
volume in billions




                     15
                                                                             12

                     10

                      5

                      0
                           FY 2000     FY 2001       FY 2002             FY 2003
                           FY2000      FY2001        FY2002              FY2003
                                                                           Slide 10
                             CORPORATE AUTOMATION PLAN
                             ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE (Flats)


                                             WORK HOURS
                                       Flats Distribution in Plants
                                                                      Cost per Thousand
                        60                                             Flats Distributed
                              $50.51                                    Has Decreased
                                           $40.51                            47.4%
                        50
workhours in millions




                        40
                                                            $30.21
                                                                            $26.56
                        30


                        20


                        10


                        0
                             FY 2000      FY 2001          FY 2002          FY 2003
                                                                               Slide 11
CORPORATE AUTOMATION PLAN
ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE

   Parcel/Bundle Automation




                               Slide 12
CAP PHASE 2
CAP PHASE 2 CONTENTS COMPARED TO ORIGINAL CAP




                                Corporate
                                Automation Plan
                                Phase 2
                                Prepared by Strategic Operations
                                Planning
                                March 2004




                                                       Slide 13
       CAP PHASE 2
       CAP PHASE 2 CONTENTS COMPARED TO ORIGINAL CAP
                                    Original    CAP
                                     CAP       Phase 2
   Automate Letter Distribution
                                     YES        YES
   Automate Flat Distribution       YES        YES
   Automate Parcel Sorting          YES        YES
   Automate Bundle Processing                  YES
   Automate Tray & Container                   YES
    Processing
                                                YES
   Longer Term Plans
                                                YES
          Delivery Automation
          Transportation                       YES
          Scanning and Tracking                YES

                                                Slide 14
     CAP PHASE 2
     LETTER AUTOMATION

   Continue Deploying
    Technological Advances
   Increase Remote
    Encoding Center
    Efficiency
   Expand Letter Mail
    Processing Technology’s
    Reach
   Reduce Manual
    Distribution and Casing
                              Slide 15
     CAP PHASE 2
     FLATS AUTOMATION

   Increase Flats Processing
    Performance
   Enhance Flats Image
    Processing
   Use Technology to
    Increase Flats Automation
   Reduce Manual
    Distribution and Casing

                                Slide 16
     CAP PHASE 2
     PARCEL AUTOMATION

   Deploy the APPS
    Machines
   Standardize Barcode
    Formats
   Increase Automated
    Parcel Volume
   Enhance BMC Operations


                             Slide 17
     CAP PHASE 2
        BUNDLE AUTOMATION

   Deploy the Automated
    Package Processing
    System
   Automate Bundle
    Processing
       Optional Endorsement Lines
       Pressure Sensitive Barcoded
        Labels

   Reduce Sack Usage
                                      Slide 18
          CAP PHASE 2
          AUTOMATING TRAY TRACKING AND PROCESSING

   Automate Tray Receipt &
    Dispatch
   Automate Tray
    Processing
   Automate Tray Tracking
            MEM

    MEM




          MEM




                                              Slide 19
     CAP PHASE 2
     AUTOMATING CONTAINER TRACKING AND PROCESSING

   Automate Container
    Processing

   Automate Container
    Tracking   Unique
               License
                         Placard with
                          Route and
                Plate    Destination    Transportation Visibility Plan


                                           
                                            
                                                          USPS
                                                          USPS
                                            2717




                                                                 Slide 20
     CAP PHASE 2
     AUTOMATING SCANNING/TRACKING PROCESSES
   Enhance Delivery
    Confirmation and
    CONFIRM
   Develop Innovative
    Tracking Systems


                                      PVI Label   PVI PIC Label




                Non-Special Service
                   Flat or Parcel




                                                     Slide 21
     CAP PHASE 2
     AUTOMATING INTERNAL DATA INFORMATION FLOW

   Incorporate Operational
    Data Into the Enterprise
    Data Warehouse (EDW)

   Increase Data Availability




                                          Slide 22
           CAP PHASE 2
           AUTOMATING INTERNAL DATA INFORMATION FLOW

The data warehouse is structured to support reporting
across the organization.
 Access
  Data




              Corporate Level Reports   • Predefined/Canned Reports
                                        • Enterprise-wide reporting


                    Operations          • Single repository for enterprise
 Storage
  Data




                    Marketing             wide data
                    Finance
                  Human Resources

                                        • “Data Marts” or “Views” provide a
 Access
  Data




                                          customized method for navigating
                                          by functional area within the EDW



                                                                 Slide 23
CAP PHASE 2
AUTOMATION PROGRAM SUPPORT


 Vision: An information-rich
 code for each mail type, which
 enables end-to-end visibility




Intelligent Mail and Address Quality
                                       Slide 24
      CAP PHASE 2
      AUTOMATION PROGRAM SUPPORT


  Overview of
Intelligent Mail
   Strategies


                                            
             Uniquely         Develop       Enhance
           Identify Mail    and Deploy      Address
                              Enabling       Quality
                           Infrastructure



    Code
                                                       Slide 25
   CAP PHASE 2
    AUTOMATION PROGRAM SUPPORT

       MERLIN
Presort/Mail Makeup
Walk Sequence Accuracy
Weight and Piece Count
Mailpiece Dimensions
Barcode Readability
Endorsements and Rate Markings
Tray Label Accuracy              Quality
Combined Mailings
                                  Accuracy
Address and Barcode Accuracy
Meter Identification and Date
                                            Slide 26
   CAP PHASE 2
    AUTOMATION PROGRAM SUPPORT




Automates BMEU Acceptance Process
Makes BMEU Information Available Quicker




                                            Slide 27
         CAP PHASE 2
         LONGER TERM PLANS

            Delivery Automation


                          DPP
                                     The
 Today’s                           Delivery
Operations
                                    Vision

                          FSS

                                     Slide 28
        CAP PHASE 2
        TIMELINE
        FULLY AUTOMATED OPERATIONS




Today    2004      2005      2006     2007      2008     2009      2010
          Improve Letter and Flat Image Processing

            Deploy APPS

         Increase REC Efficiency

                           Extend PARS to Flats

                          Research the Potential for Either DPP or FSS

                                                                  Slide 29
CAP PHASE 2
PARTNERSHIP WITH INDUSTRY

   Mail Presort Requirements Will Change
    As Technology Evolves

   Working Together is Important

   Industry Participation Adds Value
          Helps to Keep Each Other Informed
          Facilitates Sharing of Ideas and
           Suggestions
          Keeps Rates Stable

                                               Slide 30
CAP PHASE 2
PARTNERSHIP WITH INDUSTRY

WORK WITH THE MAILING INDUSTRY TO:
   Ensure Lowest Combined Processing
    Costs
   Pass Through Savings
   Explore Innovative Processing
    Options
   Match Products to Automated
    Equipment
   Establish Lead Times For Changes

                                    Slide 31
CAP PHASE 2
PARTNERSHIP WITH INDUSTRY



   Drive Down Costs Through
    Automation

   Maintain Stable Rates
   Improve Performance and Service



                                Slide 32
          CAP PHASE 2
          PARTNERSHIP WITH INDUSTRY


          MTAC & USPS Working Together
   Publication Watch         Flats Container Development
   Presort Optimization      Parcel Processing Field Study
   Planet Code Value         Mail.dat & PostalOne!
                              Flat-Size Mail Design
   Delivery Standards &       Guidelines
    Business Mail
    Measurement               In-Home Delivery Instructions
   DDU Drop Shipment         Periodical Co-Palletization
    Service                    Guidelines

                                                         Slide 33
CAP PHASE 2
PARTNERSHIP WITH INDUSTRY


MTAC & USPS Working Together
 Mail   Irregularity Feedback Process
 Enhancing    CONFIRM
 Flat   Mail Preparation Optimization
 Parcel
      Delivery Performance
 Measurement Effectiveness
 PostalOne!    Postage Payment and
 Statements
                                         Slide 34
  CAP PHASE 2
  NEXT STEPS

 WorkWith Our Customers to Increase Production,
 Processing and Delivery Efficiency
 Use   Technology to Reduce Costs
 Leverage   Technology to Keep Rates Stable
 Enhance    the Flow of Mail Related Information
 Use   Information to Manage the Business Better
 Increase the Market Value of Mail By Not Restricting
 Its Size or Shape
 Explore   Ways to Realize Our Delivery Vision

                                                  Slide 35
CAP PHASE 2
PARTNERSHIP WITH INDUSTRY
    IDENTIFY POTENTIAL IMPACTS
 11 Digit Barcode
 Standardized Address Location
 ID Tag
 Presort (For Automated Zones)
    Carrier Route Sorting
 Make-up and Presentation
 Entry Point
                                  Slide 36
Thank you.




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