PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS 2022

Session One

LEGAL – Distribution/3PL Contracts and Agreements

Author
Brian Flagler

Managing Partner, Flagler Law Group

Author
Stephanie Osborne

Director of Operations, Harvest House Publishers

Author
Dana Mauro

Fulfillment Manager, Anchor Distributors/ Whitaker Corporation

Session Two

What is Operations?

Operations is the foundation that supports the creative and business efforts of our publishing houses, but it looks a little different in each house. Join Ben McCoy, Director, Inventory and Fulfillment Operations at Intervarsity Press, and Stephanie Osborne, Director of Operations at Harvest House, as they explore the key areas of operations and how these roles integrate into a successful publishing process.

Author
Ben McCoy

Director of Inventory and Fulfillment Operations, InterVarsity Press

Author
Stephanie Osborne

Director of Operations, Harvest House Publishers

Session Three

Elevating Opportunities in the Supply Chain: Paper

During these dynamic, fast-paced days of 2022, awareness of the issues facing our domestic US book manufacturers combined with good communication and flexibility allows US publishers to navigate inventory supply chain issues more successfully. Join this timely and powerful session with Matt Baehr Executive, Director of Book Manufacturer’s Institute, Bill Rojack, Vice President of Midland Paper, and Ben McCoy, Director Inventory and Fulfillment Operations of IVP, as we explore this unique time in US book manufacturing. During this session, our experts will discuss:
The reasons for the printing paper supply shortages and potential solutions to aid in market stabilization; and What book manufacturers and publishers can expect in the future of the paper supply chain.

Author
Matt Baehr

Executive Director, Book Manufacturers' Institute

Author
Bill Rojack

VP of National Division, Midland

Author
Ben McCoy

Director of Inventory and Fulfillment Operations, InterVarsity Press

Session Four

DISTRIBUTION: What does it mean for you?

What’s important to know when your publishing house chooses to keep fulfillment in-house rather than outsourcing? Join Justin Sullivan, Senior Manager, Distribution Center at Lifeway and Jeff Johnson, Chief Administrative Officer at Tyndale for an in-depth conversation on the implications for all team members when your publishing house chooses internal fulfillment logistics. This session will look at scheduling, staffing, costs, and communication that must be considered to serve your company well.

Author
Jeff Johnson

Chief Administrative Officer, Tyndale House Publishers

Author
Justin Sullivan

Senior Manager Distribution Center, Lifeway Christian Resources

Session Five

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Creating Equity and a Sense of Belonging

We understand the need and benefits of having a diverse workforce; we gain from different perspectives, broader experiences, ideas, and abilities. Yet, how can we move the needle on hiring, ensure equity, create belonging for retention and innovation, and minimize costs?

Author
Terumi Echols

President and Publisher, InterVarsity Press

Session Six

RIGHTS MANAGEMENT: Operations

Brain Trust Leads

Team Member

Bradley Isbell

Chief Operating Officer
Iron Stream Media

Team Member

Jennifer Butenschoen

Director of Production and Digital Content
Harvest House Publishers

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