Why the Flats Sequencing System Should Be Scrapped

What many have long suspected has now been confirmed: The U.S. Postal Service’s Flats Sequencing System is a disastrous failure that cannot be fixed.

The FSS is adding so much to the costs of handling magazines, catalogs, and other flat mail that no amount of machinery tweaks, Lean Six Sigma projects, or “Tiger Teams” can ever make it right.

“When all processing and delivery costs are included, an average Periodicals flat addressed to an FSS zone costs over 10.5 cents more than if addressed to a non-FSS zone,” postal expert Halstein Stralberg wrote recently. Assuming the same 40% cost differential applies as well to flat-shaped Standard Mail, such as catalogs and retailer flyers, Stralberg’s analysis indicates that FSS is adding several hundred million dollars annually to the Postal Service’s costs.

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Yes, please!

Goodbye FSS. Never should have started it and at mail count it triple sucks

Go figure.

We have them n it SUCKS

Bill O’Dell

Not surprised

billions wasted, lives ruined, faMILIES hopes and dreams cut down

Having a special count in May, because of this crap!

That would equate to admitting it was a mistake.

How much has it cost rural carriers in income and bodily harm through repetitive motion injuries?