Community Journal

2016 Volume IX, Edition I

Postmast General

Postmaster General Megan Brennan welcomed the National Newspaper Association Printer's Postal Workshop to the Ben Franklin Conference Center at Postal Service headquarters on March 16. Also pictured is Tonda Rush, director of public policy and general counsel for NNA.

Newspaper mail delivery is being improved: here’s how

Top Postal Service deputies and vice presidents delivered a practical and in-depth report on the newspaper mail Kaizen sessions it ran monthly in 2015. Half of the sessions were at Interlink client papers.

The outcome of the Kaizen sessions identified practices both on the newspaper side as well as the Postal Service side where changes could quickly and easily make a significant improvement in delivery consistency.

Changes included a new label format that will make it less likely that the mail room will overlook a bundle break, resulting in a bundle of papers going in the wrong direction with another bundle. It was also noted how hub transfers could be anticipated: knowing that papers on a certain truck were to be transferred to another truck, rather than depending on the staff on the dock to determine transfers, was an important improvement. 

The session was the first live presentation that is expected to be taken on the road to serve many more than the few dozen plant managers representing more than 200 newspapers in attendance. Both USPS and NNA voiced commitment to additional collaboration to disseminate this valuable information.

Visiting with Texas customers

Visiting with Texas Customers

Callie Metler-Smith, publisher of Throckmorton Tribune, and office manager Gayle Lovvorn, work with Interlink sales manager Che’ Eddie during the annual Texas Press Mid-Winter Conference in January. Click here for more photos from TPA as well as other conference attended.

Meeting customers at MPA convention

Visiting with Texas Customers

Laura Streelman, executive assistant at Interlink, visits with customer Wes Maurer of St. Ignace News, during the Michigan Press Association Convention. The annual convention was held this January in Grand Rapids where Streelman and sales manager Chris Freeman attended. Click here for more photos from MPA as well as other conventions.

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Missed the opportunity to receive one of the free trainings? You can always schedule a two-hour training session and choose the focus that best meets your needs, such as new operator orientation or a deep dive into specific features. Call Chris or Che’ at 888-473-3103 for pricing and scheduling.

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