UPU and Correios to roll out third stage of RFID mail tracking system

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Correios, the national postal operator of Brazil, has begun working with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) to implement the third stage of its Global Monitoring System (GMS), an initiative used to measure the operational performance of international mail deliveries.

GMS is open to all UPU members and involves placing radio frequency identification (RFID) tags in test mail items, which are then tracked as they pass through the country’s postal system. The tracking data enables the posts to spot letter blockages and inefficiencies in the system, which can then be used to deduce terminal dues and implement operational improvements.

The third stage of the project involves increasing the number of RFID antennas in Brazil from 350 across 19 business units, to more than 2,300 within 200 units by 2021. The passive RFID technology will enable the identification, tracking and management of envelopes and packages, either individually or in batches, without having to scan them manually.

The information obtained through the RFID technology will be used to improve and optimize Correios’ operational processes, as well as provide more information to its customers.

April 5, 2017

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