Rupert Warner, program manager of supplier diversity at the U.S. Postal Service, has touted the role of the agency’s supply chain diversity outreach in helping to fulfill its requirements, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.
Jory Heckman writes small, minority-owned and women-owned companies work with the Postal Service to help address its transportation and information technology needs.
The agency uses mules to deliver mail to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and small aircraft to transport deliveries to distant areas of Alaska, Heckman reports.
Warner told Federal News Radio the agency is able to obtain the “best value versus cheapest cost” with its supplying principles and practices.
“We go for best value versus cheapest cost… and in many cases, we’re looking for innovation, we’re looking for the long-term, we’re looking for the return on investment,” he added, according to the station.