Increased productivity and lower manual-processing cost at United States

Postal Service (USPS)

· New address-reading technology at USPS delivery units in the USA

· Flexible, space-saving, and easy-to-install solution


Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has added new address-reading

technology to the mail sorting systems in the delivery units of the United States Postal

Service (USPS). “Delivery Schemeless Sortation” (DSS), which is a USPS compact

solution, has been enhanced by Siemens to increase the speed and efficiency of a part

of the process that was previously performed manually by skilled operators. In the

United States, USPS operates thousands of delivery units in which mail is sorted to the

carrier route.


“We are delighted that the USPS, the world’s largest postal service provider, has opted

for our innovative technology,” said Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Postal, Parcel &

Airport Logistics. “Our experience and expertise enable us to support our customers in

improving their competitive position in the marketplace.”


Previously, letters in the delivery units were sorted manually by skilled postal workers

with a good knowledge of the delivery routes in the various districts. Sorting was thus

dependent on the knowledge of a number of staff members. Integrating Siemens

technology directly in the sorting environment at the delivery unit can help avoid such

dependencies and their inherent problems. Siemens address-reading software lies at

the heart of the system. It processes the picture on the individual mail items quickly

and reliably, and then compares it with the saved delivery maps. The software displays

the mailbox into which the letter should be sorted in a very short amount of time.


The DSS enhanced solution increases productivity and lowers manual cost for

delivery unit operations.


SPPAL has its own US company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. With this local

presence, SPPAL can ensure optimum customer service and competent local handling

of projects. The US team forms part of the worldwide network of SPPAL regional

companies and subsidiaries, offering its customers extensive services and project

management facilities as well as manufacturing products for the American market.