Education

AMS Fulfillment or the School of Hard Knocks?

Stop Struggling — AMS Makes Fulfillment Easy

AMS Fulfillment has served the educational publishing industry in both the distribution of wholesale and sample products. We provide critical support to publishers and their sales reps as they pursue market share when states approve new textbook adoptions in various educational subjects. Our experience in this area is extensive and valuable to our clients.

AMS provides complex kitting (displays with marketing materials, dozens of teacher and student edition textbook samples, etc.) and fulfillment services to K – 12 schools across the western United States. Working closely with the publisher’s corporate office and salesforce, AMS adheres to tight order turnarounds, ensuring that those responsible for textbook purchasing decisions receive samples prior to state adoptions.

The Downside to DIY Fulfillment?

Shipping products to schools and educational institutions is vastly different from shipping consumer products through traditional wholesale or retail channels. Many schools do not have dedicated receiving departments or standard receiving practices, which can add complexity to the supply chain process. How is that a problem?

Let’s say a teacher removes textbooks from a shipment without notifying the right contacts. This results in a quantity shortage. AMS confirms the weights of shipments to account for all materials and ensure quality.

If shipments are delivered before schools are back in session, loading dock personnel may not be on hand to inspect and verify receipt of goods. We maintain strategic relationships with trucking companies that understand this industry and ensure that the process runs smoothly.

Fulfilling the Needs of Educational Publishers

AMS acts as the operation arm for our clients, providing support in the following areas:

  • Assembly and shrink wrapping of custom-designed learning kits or bundles
  • Overprint and application of ISBN barcodes to updated materials
  • Printing support materials to accompany product shipments
  • Specialized returns processes for products coming back from educational events, conferences or trade shows
  • Custom labeling for boxes showing full, partial or mixed SKU containers
  • Real-time reporting of shipments and returns to ensure notification or tracking of goods

Choosing a strategic fulfillment partner is not difficult. AMS is ready to manage the logistics of your education and training literature program. With expertise and experience in the educational publishing industry, we help you achieve a smooth, more predictable supply chain, an improved customer satisfaction level and a lower cost of shipping. When it comes to education industry fulfillment, AMS has passed the test with flying colors! We always deliver a high-quality brand experience to our clients’ customers, earning a grade of A.

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