Mail Technology: Evolution to e-Revolution (IMechE Event Publications)

Mail Technology: Evolution to e-Revolution (IMechE Event Publications)

By: IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers) (author)Hardback

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"Mail Technology Evolution to e-Revolution" explores how rapid technological advances and liberalization of the postal world is transforming individuals and business customers' options and expectations. Postal and distribution companies have a long history of embracing technology but its adoption has tended to be evolutionary rather than revolutionary. However, the developed world is currently undergoing a revolution driven by the exponential growth of the internet, the business opportunities that result from it, and by the deregulation of postal monopolies worldwide. Topics covered include: end-to-end logistics solutions; service delivery; "e"; and mail creation and accessing services. "Mail Technology" is a must for mail business suppliers, manufacturers and customers and all those with associated interests in e-commerce, providing the reader with the opportunity to find out how technology will meet the demands of the industry.

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The IMechE is the United Kingdom's qualifying body for mechanical engineers and the home of mechanical engineers for over 150 years. Around 75,000 engineers world-wide are members.


Part 1 End-to-end logistics solutions: the use of technology roadmapping as a tool to manage technology developments and maximize the value of research activity, R. Brown and R. Phaal; centrally managed support services for distributed network systems, S. Kupski; the development of a tool for optimizing the multi-task scheduling problem of a mail centre's local distribution operation, N. Jakobi et al; how modern technology can be effectively used to enhance the efficiency of commercial vehicle fleet management, S.F. Wells; coupling geographical route planning systems with sequencing machine, B. Volta and M. Dupont; the past, present and future of alternatively fuelled road vehicles in The Post Office, K. Reed; ParcelCall - continuous hierarchical track and trace, T. Caesar and H. Walischewski; real-time, remote-read container tracking in a hostile environment, J. Cooper Moran et al. Part 2 "e": packaging bits, delivering atoms -meeting the e-commerce challenge, J.F. Marks; building delivery capabilities for the e-economy, D. Allum and B. Harris; e-fulfilment, D.J. Miller; e-forwarding - get what you want where you want it, D. Blasche; aesthetic hybrid mail - new application vistas, H. Westerholt; hybrid mail - from a print service to e-messaging, P. McMillan; the strategic pipeline analysis SPan project, J. Ballantyne et al; last mile e-delivery as the bridge to the future, K. Reich and W. Rosenbaum. Part 3 Mail creation and accessing services: design for accessibility - the personal information point, J. Coy et al; assessing the security of postal franking machines for the Post Office, P.J.A. Catherwood; IPMAR, the common criteria, and the future evaluation of postage metering machines, D.P. Coward. Part 4 Service delivery: eye of the future - innovations in pattern recognition for postal automation, J.F. Contrata et al; improving accessibility in the workplace - manual data entry in video coding, J. Coy et al; performance optimization of address reading systems using evolutionary algorithms, M. Schussler; the address interpretation project - realizing the vision, K.D. Willy and G. Young; multi-lingual address readers -expanding reading skills to non-Latin alphabets, U. Miletzki; address block location on "flats" mail, J. Coy et al; a post central task handler - a powerful but pragmatic mail network solution, D. Keane and M. Macaulay; interactive video coding - the key to financial success, H.J. Grundmann and W. Rosenbaum; improving the decoding of corrupted four state barcodes, R. Swann and J. Coy; designing the future of mail processing, C. Eldridge and S. Dalton; virtual selections, G.C. Hopkins and K.M. Jones; predictive maintenance of a parcel sorting machine, D. Thieriot; the worldwide advanced network distribution (WAND) project, S. Tansey et al; sequencing and merging - the Romec concept, G.C. Lennard and D. Britton; IMP operating mode systems, P.W. Morris; advanced customer bar codes, F. Gillet and C. Caillon; postal processing design

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  • ISBN13: 9781860583278
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781860583278
  • weight: 1028
  • ISBN10: 186058327X

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