SBS and Virtualized Logistics to attend Frankfurt Book Fair
The logistics company will take part in an event on the stand (D921, Hall five) of new partner, Indian printer Gopsons, at 3.30pm on 13 October to explain how printing in India and other locations in Asia is becoming a more cost-effective and efficient solution for the publishing industry.
Experts from SBS and its supply chain consultancy, Virtualized Logistics (VL), based in the UK, France, Germany and the US will be on hand to explain how their solutions can improve stock visibility, inventory control and management reporting – making printing in Asia a more cost-efficient option.
Steve Walker, Chairman of SBS Worldwide, says: “Publishers are sometimes deterred from moving printing away from their core markets to countries with low production costs because of concerns about losing stock visibility and speed to market.
“But our industry leading software solution eDC (electronic distribution centre) can achieve visibility throughout the supply chain no matter where production is based.
“This translates into improved speed-to-market, cost efficiency, customer satisfaction and bottom-line results.”
The new partnership with Gopsons brings several benefits to publishers, including cost reductions on printing and freight forwarding, accelerated times to market, condensed inventories and better visibility of international consignments.
The partnership means publishers will also be able to sign up to the Forward Print Programme, a new service which enables publishers to schedule manufacturing during low demand periods, store books at port-centric warehouses for global distribution and view inventory levels in real time.
SBS Worldwide also recently launched consultancy arm VL, which can design a tailored logistics solution for publishers that are proven to add freight visibility at ISBN level, reduce shipping costs and cut lead times.
VL has also developed eDC supply chain software in close collaboration with the book industry to offer a far greater degree of freight visibility and control.
The Frankfurt Fair is the largest book and media fair in the world and takes place between 12 and 16 October.
About SBS Worldwide
SBS Worldwide offers global freight forwarding and supply chain solutions to clients around the world. It has an established reputation for reliability, innovation and leading-edge solutions, helping to drive costs out of its customers' international supply chains. SBS’s consultancy division, Virtualized Logistics, offers clients an in-depth review of their supply chains as well as state of the art visibility systems and management information. A privately-owned British company set up nearly 30 years ago, SBS Worldwide is headquartered in the UK, has offices across the US and China and has partners throughout the world. SBS Worldwide was named Freight Forwarder of the Year at IFW’s Freight Industry Awards 2010 and won the BIFA Ocean Freight Award in the same year.
‘SBS Worldwide’s central tenet is to ensure that its operations provide the highest quality of Freight and Supply Chain services throughout our privately owned company.
We will ensure that our customers’ expectations will be delivered by providing the highest quality of service appropriate for each market segment served through our focused business units.
We will develop mutually rewarding relationships with our employees, partners and suppliers beyond their expectations.
Safety and compliance is the first consideration in all our operations.
All of our corporate activities will be conducted to the highest ethical and professional standards.’
About Virtualized Logistics
Virtualized Logistics (VL) is a leader in supply chain consulting, technology and software development. VL undertakes project management, implementation and compliahttp://openpr.com/news/submit.htmlnce, and understands that every business has its own unique needs. VL offer services and products that are geared to a company’s size, culture and strategy. In this way, VL can help mid-sized and larger companies achieve a lasting competitive edge.
Virtualized Logistics is based in London with offices in the USA and Asia and are able to operate globally.
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