The following has been sent to all network retailers in Queensland and Tasmania.
Click on the image for the notice.
The main news is that Network is expanding their "Pick to Light" system in those states. What that means is that when the distribution centers get the DD2 files, Network create picking slips based on how they have the magazines set up (the packing order) and then produce delivery dockets from that.
This has produced dramatic improvements in efficiency with far fewer errors but has resulted in invoices not matching the bundles.
Queensland and Tasmanian newsagents like the rest of the East coast will as a result go "Two steps forward and one step back."
We are working in a program now with Network to reduce this problem.