Physical Supply Chain Committee

Page last updated 23rd January 2017

Mission Statement
The aim of the BIC Physical Supply Chain Committee is to gather together senior strategic representatives from across the publishing and bookselling industry to steer BIC's work in the physical supply chain and ensure that printed books and their associated workflows continue to have a strong industry voice.

This committee agrees it is in the book industry’s interest to establish a leaner, more efficient, innovative and collaborative physical supply chain to save costs, reduce waste ,and improve information exchange and customer service.

In order to best serve the interests of the book industry in this way, and to be able to adapt to the rapidly changing expectations of its customers, the committee will support, evolve & enhance standards and best practice for the UK supply chain always with an international view and will engage with other BIC Committees and industry organisations including the Publishers Green Network (or equivalent) where appropriate.

The committee firmly supports the creating and selling of printed books. 

Minutes from last meeting

Minutes from the Weights & Dimensions Workshop

Physical Supply Chain Terms of Reference

Member Organisation
Paul Almeroth Woodland Media
Alaina-Marie Bassett Book Industry Communication
Russell Evans Simon & Schuster
John Garrould Bertrams 
Matt Griffin Little, Brown Book Group
Gareth Hardy Blackwell's
Matthew Hogg Macmillan Distribution (MDL)
Sue Kelly Publiship
Mike Levaggi  HarperCollins Publishers
Alison Lewis  Ingram Content Group 
Stephen Long  Nielsen
Karina Luke  Book Industry Communication
Andrew MacBeth Waterstones
Kate McFarlan (Chair) Clays
Simon Pallant Gardners
Peter Skone Penguin Random House
Fraser Tanner Batch


Date of next Committee meeting: Thursday 16th February 2017.

BIC members interested in joining the BIC Physical Supply Chain Committee should complete the application form here and send to info@bic.org.uk
Please note, the opportunity to sit on any BIC Committee or Group is reserved solely for BIC members. 

 

EU Timber Regulations: Extended to include printed materials. A report by Carnstone.

 

Clinics feeding into this Committee

Technical Implementation Clinic

Minutes from the last meeting

 

Active Task & Finish Working Groups

Price & Availability Task & Finish Working Group

Minutes from the last meeting

Project Brief

 

Print on Demand and Short Run Task & Finish Working Group 

Minutes from last meeting

Project Brief 

Previous sets of minutes:

POD T&FWG meeting #1 - Wednesday 11th February 2015

POD T&FWG meeting #2 - Thursday 26th March 2015

POD T&FWG meeting #3 - Wednesday 17th June 2015

POD T&FWG meeting #4 - Wednesday 15th July 2015

POD T&FWG meeting #5 - Wednesday 23rd September 2015

POD T&FWG meeting #6 - see above ("Minutes from last meeting")

 

BIC Realtime / Web Services Task & Finish Working Group

Project Brief

Monthly Project Update Form September 2015

Minutes from last meeting

Minutes from the Library Web Services Workshop, 24 June 2015

 

BIC Supply Chain Excellence Award (SCEA) Accreditation Scheme Review Task & Finish Working Group

Project Brief

Minutes from last meeting

 

BIC Industry Returns Initiative (IRI) Review Task & Finish Working Group

Project Brief

Minutes from the last meeting

Minutes from the Industry Returns Initiative Review Workshop, 4 November 2015

 

Closed Task & Finish Working Groups

Standard Address Number (SAN) / GLN Task & Finish Working Group

Project Brief

Minutes from last meeting