Physical Supply Chain Committee

Page last updated 22nd October 2019

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 the most recent meeting

Physical Supply Chain Committee Terms of Reference

Member Organisation
Alaina-Marie Bassett BIC
Vivienne Clay HarperCollins Publishers
Russell Evans Simon & Schuster
John Garrould Bertrams 
Meryl Halls The Booksellers Association
Matthew Hogg Macmillan Distribution (MDL)
Colin James Penguin Random House
Sue Kelly Publiship
Stephen Long  Nielsen
Andrew MacBeth Waterstones
Simon Pallant Gardners
Chris Saynor EDItEUR
Caroline Summers Emerald Publishing
Fraser Tanner (Chair) Batch
Karina Urquhart BIC


Date of next Committee meeting: Thursday 7th November 2019. 

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. 

 

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Review Groups

BIC Realtime Review Group

Minutes from the most recent meeting


Industry Returns Initiative (IRI) Review Group

Meeting notes from the most recent meeting

 

Weights & Dimensions Review Group

Minutes from the most recent meeting

 

Active Task & Finish Working Groups

Price & Availability Task & Finish Working Group

Minutes from the most recent meeting

Project Brief

 

Task & Finish Working Groups which are on hold

Print on Demand & Short Run Task & Finish Working Group 

Minutes from most recent meeting

Project Brief 

 

Closed Clinics 

Technical Implementation Clinic (Trade)

Minutes from the final meeting (in this Group's previous structure / format)

BIC Technical Implementation Clinic Terms of Reference

This Clinic has now been disbanded. BIC’s Executive Director will be writing to all BIC members later in the year to let them know how we intend to manage technical issues from our members in the future. To find out more, please visit the BIC Technical Advisories webpage, here

 

Closed Task & Finish Working Groups

BIC Realtime APIs / Web Services Task & Finish Working Group

Project Brief

Minutes from the last meeting

Minutes from the Library Web Services Workshop, 24 June 2015

 

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

 

Physical Supply Chain Map Task & Finish Working Group

Minutes from the last meeting

Project Brief

Minutes from the BIC Physical Supply Chain Map Workshop

 

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

Project Brief

Minutes from the last meeting

 

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

Minutes from the final meeting

Project Brief

 

Weights & Dimensions Task & Finish Working Group

Minutes from the last meeting

Project Brief

Minutes from the Weights & Dimensions Workshop