Automated Workload Planning System (AWPS) An automated system that identifies workload and the resources needed to accomplish the workload.
Automated Vehicle Utilization System (AVUS) An online tool linked to carrier scans and inputs of vehicle mileage, hours, and reason for use. AVUS helps local management optimize vehicle use.
Automated Postal Center (APC) A self-service kiosk that allows customers to mail letters, flats, and packages; buy stamps and some Special Services; and mail international letters. It also offers ZIP Code and tracking lookup and provides information on different services. This equipment is generally located in Post Office lobbies and in some locations provides customers… Continue reading Automated Postal Center – USPS Definition
Automated Parcel and Bundle Sorter (APBS) An upgraded Small Parcel and Bundle Sorter with a new control system, barcode and optical character reader technology, and improved induction stations.
Automated Package Processing System (APPS) An automated parcel and bundle sorting system that uses a carousel-type cross belt sorter subsystem capable of processing 9,500 pieces per hour. The system incorporates automatic package singulation, address recognition, and online remote video coding. A data system collects detailed information about each package such as package type, size, and… Continue reading Automated Package Processing System – USPS Definition
Automated Flats Sorting Machine 100 (AFSM 100) A fully automated machine that processes flatsize mail. The machine receives mail via automatic feeders, acquires images of script and typed mail for video encoding, and processes mail using optical character recognition technology. Its design includes a tray take-away conveyor with adaptability for robotic handling or Tray Management… Continue reading Automated Flats Sorting Machine 100 – USPS Definition
Automated Flats Sorting Machine Auto Induction (AFSM AI) A system on the Automated Flats Sorting Machine (AFSM) 100 that automates the preparation and feeding of flats and includes a container dumper, four prep stations, vertical lifts, and conveyors linking the dumping, preparation, and individual feed stations.
Automated Enrollment System (AES) A computer-based training enrollment network with links between the Technical Training Center in Norman, OK, and the Material Distribution Center and the postal employee development centers.
Automated Business Mail Processing System (ABMPS) A system that translates the address on a customer’s Business Reply Mail piece into a barcode consisting of a series of small vertical bars printed in the lower right corner of the mailpiece. The system enables identification and sorting by high-speed automated equipment.
Automated Area Distribution Center Price (AADC Price) (1) A price category available for some presorted mail prepared at the AADC presort level. (2) A presort level in which all pieces are addressed for delivery within the service area of the same AADC.