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Asset Management Integration Team Collects Data on How Postal Service Currently Manages Assets

Since the beginning of the Asset Management Integration (AMI) program in November, 2006, the AMI team has been documenting how retail and operations assets are managed across Postal ServiceTM functions. This was done to gain a better understanding of current business requirements and future business opportunities. Assets covered during the analysis of the current state of operations include stamps, post cards, envelopes, philatelic products, ReadyPost® products, officially licensed retail products, expedited shipping supplies, Post OfficeTM in-store signage, advertising and printed materials, selected types of equipment and spares (automation, retail, mail transport equipment, intelligent mail, information technology, vehicles), and Headquarters facilities assets.

The next steps in the AMI project involve close collaboration with business owners to develop proposals for the future state of asset management operations. The team will begin by defining new processes that support service management, inventory management, and planning, and also by identifying options for reconfiguring the current distribution network.

As we move into the next phase, the AMI project team would like to recognize the assistance provided and contributions made by all the organizations that have participated to date.

The mission of the AMI team is to improve the management of inventory and assets through a comprehensive distribution and delivery model that will enhance service and reduce costs to the Postal Service.

— Supply Management Operations,
Supply Management, 2-15-07