What is DTAC?

The Delivery Technology Advocacy Council (DTAC) was formed by leaders in the mailing and shipping industry who recognized the increasing importance of technology in delivery services as well as Postal Operations.   DTAC is a member driven organization who has focused on driving advances in postal and transportation technologies across the supply chain. 

The Postal Service’s 2020-2024 strategic plan emphasizes the Service’s need to transform itself and includes this goal: 

“Transform our middle-mile operations from a fixed processing and transportation network into an adaptive and resilient national and international logistics ecosystem that is faster, more visible, more efficient, more automated, digitally integrated, and supported by more public-private partnerships”

In coming years that transformation will depend on industry leadership to ensure that the delivery networks that support shipments and communications can adapt and thrive in a constantly changing environment. 

DTAC was formed to ensure that delivery technology evolves and adapts to meet the needs of an increasingly complex supply chain.  

In July of 2020, DTAC entered into a Purchase and Transfer Agreement for Mail.dat® and Mail.XML™. The specifications along with related User License Code program and all intellectual property will be owned and operated by DTAC.

 Our Mission 

  • Understanding the challenges, changes, and trends impacting the delivery supply chain.
  • Identifying the business needs of suppliers of communications/products and the organizations fulfilling those needs, and provide a collaborative delivery supply chain environment to enable optimal solutions.
  • Developing goals and objectives to enable solution development and implementation in the dynamic and rapidly evolving communications, technology, and information delivery network.
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Latest News and Developments

DTAC on July 11, 2022 honored David Steinhardt with the Donald A. Mumma Award —the association’s highest award of distinction in the mail preparation and processing arena.  The award was presented during DTAC’s summer meeting near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  David Steinhardt, now retired and residing in Wisconsin, had been a leader in the graphic and printing industry for over 33 years. The Donald A. Mumma Award recognizes industry professionals who exemplify supply chain communications and collaboration.    

Below are photos of David Steinhardt receiving his award with Michelle Zalewski, DTAC's Vice Chair and Bob Schimek, Committee Chair.


DTAC's newly elected officers to serve 2022-2023 are:  Chairman:  Todd Black, Intelisent; Vice Chair:  Michelle Zalewski, ALG Worldwide; Treasurer: Eric Stevenson, Midstates Group; Secretary:  Susan Pinter, Arandell.   Congratulations to our elected officers!    

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