New library supply chain 'would save £20m'

<p>The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) has unveiled plans for a radical restructure of the public library supply chain in England, which it estimates will save up to &#163;20m a year. Under the proposals, a national contracting agency would handle 95%-99% of book orders--allowing the service to use its scale to gain bigger discounts. The agency would sit atop 10 regional distribution centres which would also service books using a single set of servicing standards.
The recommendations were published in a report on supply efficiency in the library sector, Better Stock, Better Li...

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