Lockheed Martin to improve PostNord sorting capabilities

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Nordic postal operator PostNord has extended its automated sorting system contract with aerospace and technology developer Lockheed Martin, which will include an upgrade to its existing sorting systems.

Lockheed Martin has supplied and supported PostNord’s automated sorting system for more than a decade and will now replace its Common Read Platform with its Next Generation Sortation Platform (NGSP), a flexible business-rule driven workflow engine, which will lower costs and increase operational flexibility.

Emlyn Taylor, managing director of Lockheed Martin UK System Solutions, said, “Our automated sorting technology helps companies in the postal sector transform their operations, improving efficiency and competitiveness during the rise of e-commerce based mail volumes.

“We are pleased to extend our relationship with PostNord and play a role in transforming how the company delivers to its customers.”

This contract extension also includes the supply of Lockheed Martin’s Minerva technology: a system that makes use of sophisticated artificial intelligence routines to improve recognition performance for e-commerce packets.

Christian Edfjäll, strategic system manager at PostNord, said, “PostNord is really excited to collaborate with Lockheed Martin on this solution, which will help us greatly to improve the processing of these items.

“We look forward to continuing that relationship to bring even bigger improvements as Minerva is developed.”

February 1, 2018

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