Address Quality – Take 2

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By David Loshin

We have dealt with some of our core address quality concepts, but not this one:

The intended recipient must be associated with the deliverable address.

The problem here is no longer address quality but rather address
correctness
.

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Postal Standards and Address Quality – Take 1

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By David Loshin

The USPS Postal Standard (Publication 28) provides at least some of the specifications we need for address quality. For example,

 “The Postal Service defines a complete address as one that has all the address elements necessary to allow an exact match with the current Postal Service ZIP+4 and City State files to obtain the finest level of ZIP+4 and delivery point codes for the delivery address.”

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Senate Green Lights Postal Reform – But Is It Enough?

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Postal Reform legislation passed the Senate this month, but according to the
Postal Service (and who should know better?) S. 1789 falls disappointedly short
of restoring the USPS to financial viability.

For the past two years, the Postmaster General and the Board of Governors of the
USPS have worked diligently preparing a comprehensive five-year plan to
profitability that would enable revenue generation and achieve cost reductions
of $20 billion by 2015 – restoring the Postal Service to long-term growth.… Read More

Characterizing the Quality of Address Data

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By David Loshin

My company is currently working on a couple of projects associated with address quality and location master data. We are reviewing a lot of the existing documentation that has been collected from a number of different operational systems, as well as reviewing the business processes to see where location data is either created, modified, or read.
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The Need and the Mechanics of Address Standardization

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By David Loshin

In my previous post, I introduced the topic of address standards, and we
conjectured that the existence of a standard for addresses not only simplifies
the processes of delivery, it helps to ensure delivery accuracy. Ultimately,
delivery accuracy saves money, since it reduces the amount of effort to find the
location and it eliminates rework and extra costs of failed delivery.
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