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Supply Chain

Copy Management:

The Copy Management team are an integral part of the magazine supply chain.  They support our Partners & third party clients by ensuring that the publisher’s insight and strategy are used to create an effective and accurate allocation to the 50,000 UK and Ireland retail outlets.  Alongside store level sales forecasting through our own in house systems,  we work to the Frontline mission of “giving each and every copy the maximum chance of selling at the lowest practical cost” whether it be planning in retail promotional space, allocating to new stores or proposing print run changes for the upcoming issues. The team is structured on a publisher facing basis with each title owned by a single member of the team whilst externally linking directly into the wholesalers. Relationships both internally and externally are highly collaborative allowing us to get the best results for our titles.

Supply Chain Operations:

The Supply Chain Operations team are responsible for the delivery of our Publisher titles from the point of print, through our carrier network, into the wholesale branch estate for onward delivery to retailers. We also manage any finishing requirements, the physical fulfilment of subscriptions and the purchasing of all consumables.

Alongside the physical movement of product we also aim to deliver the most effective supply chain solutions at retail.  By making the category easier to handle we aim to drive sales and improve retail profitability.

We provide an outstanding service level measured through our On Time in Full KPI measure, whilst achieving this in the most cost effective way, as meeting the challenging requirements of our publishers is at the heart of everything we do.

Flexibility and creativity are important in such a fast paced logistics environment, and at Frontline we pride ourselves on leading the industry and being the best in our field.