[PIAS] has selected arvato as its exclusive supply chain partner for the UK and Ireland.
The European independent music group chose arvato for the three year partnership, during which it will provide a full order-to-cash service.
The service includes warehousing, order-management, pick, pack, ship, reverse logistics and cash collection.
More than seven thousand products will be fully integrated into arvato’s commercial and warehouse management systems at its distribution facility in Milton Keynes.
The company was chosen due to its proven expertise and experience in the entertainment industry.
It currently ships box sets, vinyl and other limited edition products for some of the world’s biggest artists and is in partnership with Sony Music, Universal Music UK and Warner Music.
“We were impressed by arvato’s clear understanding of the nuances and challenges of music distribution and the leading role it’s playing in how the industry responds to the changing demands of customers,” said Richard Sefton, director of sales & distribution, [PIAS].