Flats Sequencing System Failure

Nearly a decade since its rollout, the Flats Sequencing System (FSS) — the football-field sized sorting machines for flats mail — is still falling short of expectations. At its inception, stakeholders were optimistic FSS would improve productivity and reduce the U.S. Postal Service’s costs for handling flats mail.

But, declines in flats mail volume over the past decade have inhibited the Postal Service’s ability to meet FSS throughput goals … (click to read more)