"I would like to pass on my personal thanks to past Chair Frank Straetmans and hope to build on his achievements through 2019. Under my Chairmanship the board will be introducing a fresh, more open platform to give clearer public awareness of retailer complaints and the management of them”.
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About the PDF
A central objective of the PDF and the associated Press Distribution Charter (PDC) is to improve the efficiency and consistency of what is recognised as a ‘special’ supply chain.
The PDF acknowledges that whilst the supply chain has many excellent characteristics, it also has high levels of inter-
The PDF has developed a suite of transparent performance measures which:
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Provide a simple and comprehensive measure of performance across the supply chain
Highlight areas of under performance by individual participants or more general ‘pinch points’ that can be investigated / reviewed as needed.
Act as an ‘early warning’ for developing issues and concerns.
Give assurance that agreed standards are being met and processes adhered to.
Serving consumers in the most efficient manner to ensure the widespread availability of newspapers and magazines.
The high level issues facing the sector to best ensure its ability to continue to provide the required level of service to all stakeholders in the supply chain in the most efficient manner.
Current and future service performance including monitoring and complaints resolution.
Environmental issues, changes in legislation and developments in technology.
Measures aimed at improving the total supply chain efficiency of newspaper and magazine distribution in the United Kingdom.
Communications designed to inform government and stakeholders of developments in the Press supply chain
To bring together, on a voluntary self regulatory basis, key stakeholders of the Press Supply Chain in a Forum that focuses on:
The purpose of the Press Distribution Forum (PDF) is to provide a self regulated forum for associations and companies involved in the supply and distribution of newspapers and magazines and to ensure the continuation of a diverse and plural press with its widespread availability to retailers and consumers.
Full membership of the PDF is open to bona fide trade associations and such companies as are nominated by relevant trade associations, involved in the newspaper and magazine supply chain.
Current members are the Association of Newspaper and Magazine Wholesalers (ANMW), the News Media Association (NMA), the Professional Publishers Association (PPA), and Smiths News Ltd and Menzies Distribution Ltd as ANMW company nominations.