Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ingram Tightens its Belt

We have read recently about pay freezes, pay reductions and job losses in publishers and retailers and last week the Gannett Tennessee, La Vergne reported that as a result of fewer orders from booksellers, Ingram Book Co. has cut 64 jobs, including 34 from its headquarters warehouse in La Vergne and 30 in Roseburg, Oregon. some 500 people remain employed at the La Vergne warehouse, and 170 remain in Oregon. Although it is relatively easier to lay off and recruit warehouse resource to fit demand the move shows that demand has dropped across the supply chain which in turn indicates that more stock is standing still which in itself adds cost to all across the chain.

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