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London, UK, 08 April 2014

Sony Music Entertainment UK & Ireland partners with Sony DADC UK for a multi-year full order to cash services contract

Sony DADC is delighted to announce a major new contract win in the UK providing industry leading supply chain services from its state-of-the-art Enfield Distribution Centre to Sony Music Entertainment (SME).

The multi-year agreement will see SME take advantage of the innovative supply chain services from Sony DADC’s UK Distribution Centre at Enfield including both physical Pick-Pack-Ship for B2B and B2C solutions, as well as order desk and back-office services from Sony DADC’s Global Platform Services (GPS). GPS is Sony DADC’s integrated platform service offering that manages complete media lifecycle operations for clients and their third-party service providers, in the media and entertainment industries.


SME will benefit from services such as outbound and reverse logistics distribution services and operations. Sony DADC will provide a full order to cash solution comprising credit & cash collection, retail operations and business intelligence in a package which will guarantee a comprehensive, high quality solution for the world’s premier entertainment company. Sony DADC is scheduled to begin operations under this new contract by August 2014.


The excellence of Sony DADC UK was recently recognised by the Institute of Credit Management which awarded the team with the ‘Best Use of Credit Technology’ award at its annual ceremony. In addition, the UK Distribution team based in Enfield won the European Supply Chain Award ‘Team of the Year 2013’.


“Sony DADC has world class infrastructure in the UK which we will leverage to provide the highest quality of service to our customers,” said William Rowe CFO Sony Music Entertainment UK.


“We are thrilled to have won this contract with such a prolific entertainment company and look forward to a successful partnership with them,” said Natasha Tyrrell at Sony DADC. “By utilising the best internal and external solutions available to build the unique Global Platform Services and the state-of-the-art Distribution Centre in the UK, we are able to support the future of both packaged and digital media.”


About Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalogue that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Descendant Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Essential Worship, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Reunion Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.


About Sony DADC

Sony DADC is a leading end-to-end services provider for the entertainment industry and beyond, offering world-class physical and digital supply chain solutions and optical media replication services. The company’s network consists of service offices, optical media production and distribution centres worldwide.

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