Author: The BIC Team

From the team at Book Industry Communication (BIC) - the UK book industry’s supply chain organisation.
‘BIC In Practice’: Physical Supply Chain

‘BIC In Practice’: Physical Supply Chain

Our ‘BIC In Practice’ focus for March is the Physical Supply Chain. The physical supply chain has continually evolved over its long history in the book industry. The pace of that change has accelerated rapidly since the pandemic and combined with a focus on making environmentally conscious decisions means that effective standards and best practices…

Introducing BIC: In Practice

Introducing BIC: In Practice

BIC: In Practice is an information series, drawing together BIC’s vast array of work across the book supply chain into six key focus areas: Greening the Supply Chain, Data & Classification, Physical Supply Chain, Digital Supply Chain, Libraries and Business. Under these umbrella areas, we will outline and signpost all of the projects, collaborations, benefits,…

BIC’s Environmental Accreditation Badges and Standards Map is live!

BIC’s Environmental Accreditation Badges and Standards Map is live!

Introduction In pursuit of a more sustainable future, industries are increasingly seeking ways to incorporate environmental and social responsibility into their operations. The book industry is no exception, and the BIC Environmental Accreditation Badges and Standards Map aims to make progress in this area. Developed as part of the BIC Green Supply Chain Committee Work…

Focus on: Thema

Focus on: Thema

Thema is a multilingual subject category scheme designed for organisations in all sectors of the global book publishing business. It enhances merchandising, discoverability and potential sales of books by simplifying the communication of accurate and detailed subject information across international markets.

Creating a green supply chain

Creating a green supply chain

The most significant changes in the book industry can be made to help organisations lower their carbon footprints and become greener through the supply chain. Our promise is to commit to championing the green agenda and to provide organisations with the tools and resources to help them make their supply chains greener and more sustainable.