Study supports consolidation of processing & distribution centers
Friday, 26 February 2010 11:18

The U.S. Postal Service recently concluded that a business case exists to support consolidating the Dallas Processing and Distribution Center’s outgoing mail operation into the North Texas Processing and Distribution Center.

In a letter dated Feb. 24, Robert J. Batta, deputy assistant inspector general for mission operations, wrote,  "Opportunities exist to consolidate mail processing operations where plants are in a close proximity to one another. As a result of this consolidation, the Postal Service could save more than $11.9 million annually for a total economic impact of more than $114 million over a 10-year period."

Batta also wrote that inspectors found:

  1. Adequate capacity exists at the North Texas P&DC to process the increase in mail volume.
  2. Customer service should generally improve.
  3. Limited number of employees would be impacted.
  4. Efficiency should improve.
  5. Prior consolidation of the Dallas P&DC’s Saturday outgoing mail into the North
  6. Texas P&DC produced favorable results.