Inventory Management

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Presented: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM EDT


As the academic publishing industry continues to adapt to a changing marketplace and declining print sales, the management of inventory needs to become an even more important focus for press management and staff.

During this webinar you’ll hear from a press director, a marketing and sales director, and CFO/operations managers from various size university presses as they discuss how the following topics relate to the academic monographs that we publish:

  • Setting print runs and selecting print vendors
  • Impact of inventory on cash flow
  • Accounting for inventory from the balance sheet to cost of sales
  • Inventory write-down
  • How Print-on-Demand, Short-Run Digital, and GAP program are being used to manage inventory

The panelists will discuss practical aspects of inventory management as well as present case studies and actual examples.


  • Tera Beermann, Assistant Director for Business & CFO, University of Nebraska Press
  • Karla Garrett, Deputy Director & Finance and Operations Manager, Baylor University Press
  • Mary Beth Jarrad, Marketing and Sales Director, New York University Press
  • Leila Salisbury, Director, University Press of Mississippi


  • Robbie Dircks, Associate Director & CFO, University of North Carolina Press