The "Modern" USPS
Ever wonder why the mail from the US to Nicaragua is so slow? I initially would blame Correos of Nicaragua but quickly found that mail from the UK, Spain and Australia to Nicaragua seemed to be much faster. Well, today I have yet another data point.
The attachment actually shows two problems. The first has to do with the delay. USPS has had this package for a week. In that time they have managed to move it from Anaheim (home of Disneyland) to Los Angeles. I mention these specifics because when Disneyland first opened, we (that is, my mother driving and some of my and her friends) managed, without even the aid of a freeway to tavel in her 1950 Henry J from Los Angeles to Disneyland, spend the day there and get back before dark.
The other information I gleen from this information is at least part of the reason the USPS seems to be bankrupt. The cost of having warehouses all over the country to store packages, rather than actually getting on with their delivery, has got to be expensive.
In the manufacturing sector of the US, companies figured out that a thing called "just in time inventory" could decrease costs significantly. Maybe it is time for a new concept called "just deliver it".