SUPPLY CHAIN: PHYSICAL MEDIA DISTRIBUTION
With the attention content publishers have been placing on electronic distribution, it’s a high probability they may be missing opportunities to improve performance in their physical media supply chain. This can apply to a studio, a publisher, a ministry or a Fortune 500 organization.
We’ve talked about it before here in Media Trends…
“Spiraling costs of the inventory of goods…Decreasing shelf space for retail content coupled with costly movement of product out and back from the retail supply chain. ….Consumer taste’s are becoming more demanding and niche-based .”
We have longed supported the theory that each SKU has it’s own life cycle and that the current forms of media manufacturing and distribution are not optimal for this life cycle.
Our facilities in Chicago blend warehousing and media management with pioneering optical manufacturing services.
Unlike many warehouse & fulfillment houses, we’re motivated to help customers streamline the process and minimize or eliminate inventory of media goods and match a SKUs life cycle to the appropriate manufacturing process .
In doing so,our clients reduce costs across their entire physical media supply chain yet keep their entire catalog of titles available to their customers..
High Volume Direct-to-Consumer Distribution As more products ship directly to consumers, organizations will require an experienced fulfillment center, automated and proven to deliver on time and cost effectively. We ship over a million packages a month.
Integrated Media Services allows content owners the ability to…
- Warehouse, inventory and manufacture large volume CD/DVD either with their own resources or with Allied Vaughn
- Manufacture their DVD/CD titles through our on-demand ZERO inventory processes and…
- Warehouse books, binders, marketing collateral all within one facility, reducing transportation and inventory costs and maximizing speed to market.
MediaLinX Enterprise System provides 24/7 access to all your product information- inventory and shipping data, direct order entry, and custom reporting.
SKU Velocity Reporter delivers analysis of the unit sales and inventory of your products, providing hard data for you to make decisions on migrating lower selling titles from a volume manufacturing method to an on demand product, eliminating an “out of balance” inventory of either over stocked or stock outs.
If you manage your own in-house distribution & warehousing or are currently in a fulfillment center that may not provide the technologies your company will require in the coming years, consider Allied Vaughn as your investment in a bridge to the new dynamic in media distribution.
Let us have an opportunity to perform a review of your supply chain and share some of the best practices experienced by our many customers. No hard sales pitch, just good information. We would be happy to field your questions and determine values we could bring your organization.
Contact Richard Skillman at firstname.lastname@example.org