Case Studies

Wolters Kluwer Health Publishing

By 2010 Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading publisher of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, was printing 95% of its books in China, up from 15% in 2009. This brought huge savings but the company soon realized that shipping the books to a central hub in the US and then sending them back out to distribution partners worldwide no longer made sense.

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Scholastic is the largest publisher and distributor of children's books in the world, with about $2 billion in annual revenues. It serves customers in 45 languages in more than 150 countries.

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Improving the supply chain of a leading publisher

A major book publisher has reduced its supply chain costs by 15% through changing its printing, storage and distribution patterns in close collaboration with supply chain consultancy Virtualized Logistics.

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