Topical items and views on the impact of digitisation on publishing and its content and the issues that make the news. This blog follows the report 'Brave New World', (http://www.ewidgetsonline.com/vcil/bravenewworld.html ), published by the Booksellers Association of the UK and Ireland and authored by Martyn Daniels. The views and comments expressed are those of the author.
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.
Posted by Martyn Daniels at Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Labels: Ingram Book Company, job cuts
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