Supply chain planning can be difficult for many publishers, especially small businesses that don’t have the same resources as large corporations. In many cases, these publishers have little to no historical data on their supply chain, making it difficult for them to forecast. Luckily, there are a few ways these publishers can forecast with confidence.

At the BISG Transforming Supply Chain Communication Annual Meeting on April 28, 2023, Gary Jones of River Rock Advisers and Cathy Felgar of Princeton University Press will introduce an integrated supply chain planning model that ties projected demand into supply. Gary has extensive experience in leveraging insights and analytics to help with business decisions and uses this knowledge to create tools any publisher can use. Princeton University Press has implemented some of these tools, and Cathy and Gary will explain how others can approach the process.

Other sessions during this meeting will address issues in creating, managing, and retrieving information, including metadata, rights data, sales reporting, inventory, information, and more.