The printed word might not be worth the paper it's printed on if you can't get the books to market on time, according to a new free white paper from DSV.

Visitors to Multimodal, the UK's largest supply chain exhibition, at the NEC, Birmingham, 29 April - 1 May 2014 can pick up the white paper from the DSV stand and talk to one of the acknowledged experts in book logistics - Steve Walker.

DSV, the world's sixth largest logistics company, has greatly strengthened its expertise in the publishing sector, enhancing distribution centres and supply chains for both publishers and printers. This drive will help publishers reduce supply chain costs and cut carbon emissions, according to Steve Walker.

"At this year's Multimodal we will be on hand to talk directly to anyone involved in the book publishing supply chain. It is a fast changing market and we have introduced new systems to reduce costs and lead times. This means publishers can reduce the total number of containers it needs to send - reducing overall shipping costs and carbon emissions. One of these ground breaking developments has been the introduction of slip-sheets into the publishing industry to replace pallets and further reduce costs. "
To help ensure supply chains are as efficient and trouble-free as possible, DSV is launching its publishing white paper on its stand and Steve Walker will be there on Thursday 1 May to answer questions from anyone in this sector. There will also be experts ready to give advice on warehousing & home delivery, insurance and express shipments. Some of the team will also focus on specific markets: perishables, automotive and aerospace.

"We have so much experience and expertise in book publishing and its logistics that it makes sense to use this opportunity to offer our free white papers and answer questions about book publishing and the supply chain," says Steve Walker.

To take advantage of this exclusive offer, register for a free VIP Pass to Multimodal using the code DSV12. If you would like to make an appointment with a particular expert, email Claire.howe@uk.dsv.com Or just visit the DSV stand when you arrive.

-Global Transport and Logistics. DSV is a global supplier of transport and logistics services. DSV has offices in more than 70 countries all over the world and an international network of partners and agents, which makes DSV a truly global player offering services worldwide. By our professional and advantageous overall solutions, the approx. 22,000 DSV employees recorded worldwide annual revenue of 6.1 billion euro for 2013.-