No More PU From PO in Future?
A significant amount of operational changes are in order, according to Davis. That sentiment was echoed by John Campanelli, president of R.R. Donnelley Logistics who, in early April, testified before the Presidential Commission regarding partnership opportunities. In his 10-minute speech, Campanelli focused on three areas:
* Expanding work sharing;
* Consolidating upstream processing operations; and
* Upgrading the information infrastructure. (Campanelli's full testimony to the commission is available on the company Website at www.rrdonnelley.com.
As for Davis, he believes securing the future for the USPS is vital. "We must defend, protect and encourage the viability of the U.S. Postal Service," he says. "That delivery—to every home in the country, every day—is very important to the American society and economy. Nobody else does or could do that. It's a tremendous asset. Business, the USPS and government need to work together to make sure that we continue to strengthen and enhance that capability."
Now, if we could only have someone address the employees' people-handling skills, we'd all be better off. One reclamation project at a time.