RR Donnelley & Sons Company Manages Full Supply Chain for Pearson’s Materials Across North America
RR Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD), Chicago, has entered into an agreement with Pearson, a leading company in education, business and consumer publishing. RRD will provide complete supply-chain management of 100 percent of Pearson’s printed and other learning materials to include procurement and manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, and inventory management for Pearson’s North American operations.
Pearson operates with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries focused on helping people make progress in their lives through learning. The two companies have enjoyed a relationship for more than 30 years.
This agreement will expand the relationship to combine print, warehousing, fulfillment and supply-chain management into a single workflow designed to increase speed to market and improve efficiencies across the distribution process. RRD will utilize its extensive asset base and its proprietary CustomBuy e-procurement tool to efficiently source materials.
“We look forward to supporting Pearson with this work and to welcoming these talented employees into our organization. Our ongoing investments in our broad-based infrastructure are designed to enable exactly this kind of innovative and scalable supply-chain solution,” said Dan Knotts, chief operating officer of RRD. “By optimizing Pearson’s strategic supply chain, we are leveraging our comprehensive platform of products and services in support of their growth strategy. Working together we can create significant strategic synergies between our two organizations.”
RRD helps organizations communicate more effectively by working to create, manage, produce, distribute and process content on behalf of its customers. The company assists customers in developing and executing multichannel communication strategies that engage audiences reduce costs, drive revenues and increase compliance. RRD’s innovative technologies enhance digital and print communications to deliver integrated messages across multiple media to highly targeted audiences at optimal times for clients in virtually every private and public sector. Strategically located operations provide local service and responsiveness while leveraging the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a global organization.