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Joe Henningfield

Joe Henningfield

Vice President

MA, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Joe Henningfield has a strong academic background and substantial experience in agricultural economics, including the economic analysis of farm performance using financial and production records. He prepares expert reports, and testifies at deposition and trial for cases related to agriculture. Joe also provides analysis and support in other litigation matters.

For the U.S. Postal Service, Joe’s areas of expertise include product cost modeling, productivity measurement, survey design and implementation, and analytical programming. His data analyses have supported expert testimony before the Postal Regulatory Commission. Joe has managed national studies of postal operations using web-based, mail-out, and on-site surveys. His experience with postal data and operations is relied upon in many projects. Joe’s current work includes creating monthly detailed reports of Priority Mail by product, channel, zone, and weight increment. These reports, along with ad-hoc analyses, are used by the Postal Service to analyze volume trends, opportunities for new products, transportation costs, revenue compliance, and the impacts of price changes.

Along with his wife and daughters, Joe enjoys spending time on the farm caring for beef cows, pigs, chickens, horses, ducks, dogs, and cats.


News & Updates

Christensen Associates Help Modernize the U.S. Postal Service’s International Mail Reporting System

June 23, 2016 - The Postal Regulatory Commission has approved Christensen Associates' modernization of the U.S. Postal Service's measurement and reporting of outbound international mail.


Christensen Associates Finds that $2.5 Billion of U.S. Postal Service Costs Are Tied To Current Service-Standard Levels

January 09, 2011 - Christensen Associates investigated areas of potential cost savings for a hypothetical one-day relaxation of service standards—defined as the number of days from entry of the mail into the postal system until delivery. We identified approximately $2.5 billion in costs for FY 2010 that are partly or wholly related to service standards. However, because of the interrelation of functions, not all of these costs are available as potential cost savings from extending service standards by one day.