On the scene at MTAC: Group seeks parcel delivery measurement

A destination delivery unit (DDU) drop-shipping work group at the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) is looking to set up a parcel service measurement system that would track the U.S. Postal Service’s delivery time, from when it originally receives the package in the postal stream to the point of delivery.

“Mailers need to ensure that packages match their transmission scans,” said Tom Davis, a director with apparel cataloger Newport News, at the MTAC meetings on Feb. 6 in Washington. He was referring to mailers’ ability to compare their own barcode package scans to those of the Postal Service’s through its Confirm program. “We have a lot of major mailers involved in this,” he said, “and it would put us in a position to measure results of these reports and assess what can be changed or improved in the postal system.”

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