Engineering Innovation, Inc. honored with USPS award at the 2017 National Postal Forum.
5:04pm on Wednesday 28th June 2017
Engineering Innovation (Eii) was awarded the USPS Mailing Innovation and Digital Award for the Great Lakes Area. The award was presented by Postmaster General Megan Brennan at the 2017 National Postal Forum. The National Postal Forum, the largest annual trade show for the mailing industry, is a four-day event held every spring. It attracts over 4,000 industry professionals from USPS executives, leaders of the mailing and shipping industry, and the industry’s major suppliers and partners. Don Caddy, COO of Engineering Innovation, accepted the award on behalf of the numerous Eii team members who helped create the ground-breaking new LightSort Parcel-Sorting System.
From the United States Postal Service Customer Awards Program:
This award is presented to customers who have demonstrated creativity by finding new methods to use the mail to drive significant business results and mail growth. They have taken a calculated risk by using the mail in new and innovative ways to help achieve their business objective with successful and quantifiable results.
Engineering Innovation, Inc., located in Lafayette, IN, specializes in postage saving solutions. Its offering includes letters, flats, and parcel solutions for all size mailers. Engineering Innovation is the creator of the EZ-Flats manifesting system, which simplifies presorting flats for automation discounts. Engineering Innovation designed its latest offering, LightSort, for a customer who wanted to increase throughput and reduce errors when sorting lightweight parcels and poly bags.
LightSort is quick to assemble, intuitive to operate, and is flexible to simplify changing sorting configurations. For operations that have ongoing changes in sorting requirements, customers can move racks easily into different arrangements and bin locations, and instantly re-designate them with new sort plans. LightSort features a wireless ring scanner allowing a hands-free operation that reads barcodes from any angle. To speed up changing out full bags, Engineering Innovation designed LightSort to hold up to 15 bags per location. Through the LightSort Systems low-cost technology, Engineering Innovation has shown that automation doesn’t have to be expensive.
Congratulations to everyone who worked hard to create this innovative new product!
Leran more about the LightSort here.
Engineering Innovation Marks 10th Year
9:46am on Tuesday 13th June 2017
Eii’s Innovative Products Help Mailers Achieve Postal Discounts
LAFAYETTE, IN — Engineering Innovation Inc. (Eii) is excited to be celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. Officially formed on September 12, 2006, COO Don Caddy likes to tell the story that they deliberately waited a day to avoid launching on 9-11 for good luck.
The company started with just two employees, Caddy (pictured above right) and Adam Fleming (pictured above left), both of whom had come from the Lafayette-based company MAILCode. MAILcode had moved to Danbury, CT by parent company Pitney Bowes a few months earlier. The two engineers, while having spent most of their careers in mail automation technology, did not want to relocate and determined to utilize their experience right in Lafayette.
Teaming up with Ron Robbin and Ron Welton, who owned a local presort and letter shop, Caddy and Fleming began exploring how they might put some ideas they had to work. ...
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Engineering Innovation introduces the modular Chameleon Parcel Processing Solution
3:43pm on Thursday 11th May 2017
Engineering Innovation Inc. (Eii) showcased its new Chameleon parcel processing solution at the ProMat show in Chicago last month, receiving a strong reception from key decision makers in the logistics and e-commerce fulfilment sectors. Eii is excited to announce that it is also exhibiting the Chameleon at the National Postal Forum in Baltimore, May 21-24.
The modular platform is aptly named the Chameleon because it is designed to adapt to the customer’s environment. “The current logistics market cannot survive the lead time required to provide the custom solutions that they require. With the Chameleon, Eii can meet the demands of individual requirements with the lead times of an off-the-shelf solution,” said COO Don Caddy.
The Chameleon makes automation and productivity enhancement cost effective for rapidly growing parcel processing operations. More than fully adaptable, its portability and workflow flexibility enables it to blend into existing operations, interfacing with OMS, WMS and other business systems to simplify the processing of both incoming and outgoing shipments.
The Chameleon provides customizable options such as barcode reading, OCR, weighting, dimensioning, RFID capabilities, label application and sort speeds to meet your process and budget! Mailing labels feature carrier or Postal barcode, unique piece ID, proprietary sorting/routing codes, and business-specific information.
Key Chameleon capabilities include:
- Simultaneous weighing, dimensioning, and barcode reading and OCR
- Multi-purpose OCR reads the address for manifesting, barcoding, tracking, and proof of processing
- Flexibility to capture address block, barcodes, and weights
- Scale detects parcel weights up to100 lbs.
- Sort packages with weights up to 75 lbs.
- Handles packages as large as 25” x 25” x 36”
- Process boxes, padded envelopes, or poly bags
- Speed ranges from 1,000 to 20,000 parcels an hour.
- Outputs a unique mailing label featuring postal barcode, unique piece ID, proprietary sorting/routing codes, and other business information
- Apply labels automatically, or manually in exception process
For more information, click here or call 800-350-6450.