For a consortium of educational publishers, developed the business plan for an industry collective designed to digitally distribute higher education learning materials. The entity has grown from a domestic U.S. operation servicing the sampling needs of five publishers to an international presence providing digital textbooks and interactive course materials representing over 90% of the core … Continue reading Digital Business Plan for Educational Publishing Consortium
For a large educational publisher, using the Creating Mutual Value framework of Synthesis, LLC., inspired by the work of Fernando Flores, initiated a process of cultural change within the production and manufacturing staff from reactive order-takers to partners in innovation with the editorial and technology teams.
For a large educational publisher, integrated a combined K12 and ELT publishing company into existing operations with substantial headcount, operating cost, PPB and plant savings.
For a large educational publisher, integrated an approximately $300mm acquired higher education division into existing operations with substantial headcount, operating cost, manufacturing and plant savings. Used best practices from each organization to improve the effectiveness of the combined entity.
For a large educational publisher, implemented systems and processes to capture assets to be used in a product and drive them through rights research, clearance and payment activities for new editions. Modified the existing rights systems to capture a broader range of rights information that is now used for reporting and remediation of potential term … Continue reading Rights Management System for Educational Publisher
For a large educational publisher, implemented organization, process and technology changes to allow simultaneous publishing of print and digital products, enabling re-use and reducing costs. The project involved CMS, DAM, production tools, standards-based formats, and universal stylesheets implemented across multiple organization departments, requiring technology development and integration, change management and significant workflow changes.
For a large educational publisher, developed an integrated, capabilities-based architecture to guide process and systems development. The architecture involved a services-based approach to promote scalability, allow for incremental investment in systems enhancement, and avoid "big bang" expenditure requirements.