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While prepress will continue to be handled traditionally at HMH, as will paper purchasing, two different models of outsource management have been launched. One is an $875 million long-term contract with RR Donnelley to “provid[e] consultative services across the breadth of the print-related supply chain on a cost-effective basis,” according to Tony Lucki, HMH chairman and CEO. The other is a multiyear print-services agreement with global information solutions provider Williams Lea, which HMH announced will manage more than $1 billion in print procurement and related services on HMH’s behalf. As part of the effort, Williams Lea employs buyers placed in HMH offices.
Eugene G. Schwartz is editor at large for ForeWord Reviews, an industry observer and an occasional columnist for Book Business magazine. In an earlier career, he was in the printing business and held production management positions at Random House, Prentice-Hall/Goodyear and CRM Books/Psychology Today. A former PMA (IBPA) board member, he has headed his own publishing consultancy, Consortium House. He is also Co-Founder of Worthy Shorts Inc., a development stage online private press and publication service for professionals as well as an online back office publication service for publishers and associations. He is on the Publishing Business Conference and Expo Advisory Board.