Mare Nostrum Group Announces Move to Wiley Distribution

Mare Nostrum Group is pleased to announce a change in its distribution arrangements. From 3rd April 2023 Wiley Distribution will become Mare Nostrum Group’s exclusive distributor for the UK, Europe, and Rest of World territories (excluding North and South America), providing customer service, distribution, and credit control functions. At Wiley, Mare Nostrum Group clients will have access to a fully integrated ‘Zero Inventory’ programme which is operated in partnership with the printing company CPI, boasting a state of the art inkjet printing system on site in the Wiley facility.

David Pickering, MD of Mare Nostrum Group, comments

Wiley Distribution is a perfect fit for the university presses and academic publishers within the Mare Nostrum Group, and we are delighted to be partnering with them. We are confident that Wiley’s investment in cutting edge automation and systems, combined with the quality of their team, will ensure that both our client publishers and trade customers will benefit significantly from this partnership. We were particularly impressed by Wiley’s fully integrated POD option, which will allow our clients the flexibility to move parts of their list to zero inventory without any impact on the supply chain.

Cary Hamill, VP of Global Supply Chain at Wiley, comments

We are very excited to have signed this distribution agreement with Mare Nostrum Group. Their significant breadth of academic content complements both Wiley and its existing distribution business extremely well, but more importantly our respective strategies align. Together with our onsite, integrated print relationship with CPI, we will continue to enhance our progressively lean and sustainable inventory model. Our abiding strategy is to provide a consistent high level of availability to our customers, whilst at the same time continuing to deliver a leading and robust service to our distribution clients.

We can’t wait to get started and are looking forward to developing our partnership further.

Alison Kaye, MD of CPI UK STMA and Colour, comments

We are absolutely delighted that Mare Nostrum Group are moving to Wiley Distribution, it’s a perfect fit.  Since the launch of our PoD operation with Wiley’s European Distribution Centre in 2020, we have been able to serve those publishers using the facility with a zero inventory model, greater and more streamlined speed to market, and formed effective 3-way partnerships around demand planning.  Collectively continuing to challenge the historical models to make way for a sustainable future.