LSC Communications and United Methodist Publishing House Enter Strategic Supply Chain Agreement
LSC Communications, Chicago, has been awarded a strategic agreement that expands its relationship with The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH). Under the terms of the agreement, the company will provide book fulfillment and distribution services for UMPH. LSC Communications offers comprehensive supply chain solutions tailored to the needs of publishers, with a wide range of warehousing and distribution services, including B-to-B and direct-to-consumer fulfillment, order management, product assembly, inventory management, specialized reporting, and logistics services.
“Dramatic changes in the publishing and distribution industries require that we focus on our essential core competencies and partner with others for supporting functions that they can provide more efficiently and economically,” said Tammy Gaines, chief financial officer of UMPH. “Our retail customers will receive outstanding service through this relationship.”
“Our specialized book fulfillment services are designed to enable book publishers to better manage inventory, improve fill rates and reduce freight costs while freeing up capital to focus on their core business,” said Dave McCree, president of the book and directory divisions of LSC Communications. “We look forward to serving UMPH with creative solutions to drive additional value from their supply chain while providing exceptional service to their end customers.”
About LSC Communications
LSC Communications is a global leader in traditional and digital print, print-related services and office products that serves the needs of publishers, merchandisers and retailers. The company’s service offering includes e-services, warehousing and fulfillment and supply chain management. LSC Communications utilizes a broad portfolio of technology capabilities coupled with consultative attention to clients' needs to increase speed to market, reduce costs, provide postal savings to customers and improve efficiencies. Strategically located operations provide local service and responsiveness while leveraging the economic, geographic and technological advantages of an international organization.