Every link in the extended postal supply chain affects the next. Inefficiencies at any point are magnified down the line. With daily volume in the millions of pieces, multiple processing locations, myriad transport avenues and diverse business partners and intermediaries, posts need flexible control. Accenture helps posts implement a responsive infrastructure, develop a comprehensive operations plan and provide smooth execution for agility in a volatile industry.
Driving operational efficiencies in a postal supply chain is done in three areas:
Align the infrastructure with business goals.
Make long-term decisions about capacity, physical locations, automation, staffing and transportation.
Help increase throughput on the given infrastructure.
Make medium-term and short-term plans on forecasts, mail flow and routing, operating schedules, capacity and labor.
Execute the plans to meet the service and productivity targets.
Make real-time decisions on the daily dynamics of inducting, processing, transporting and delivering the mail.