Sony Music and Arvato prolong their partnership
Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is one of the leading music majors and home to some of the most prestigious and successful record labels, including Epic, Columbia and RCA.
In 2008, Sony Music Europe decided to outsource its European supply chain organization to Arvato, establishing a 4PL solution in which Arvato manages internal and external suppliers & service providers - on behalf and in the interest of Sony Music. Today Arvato
- operates and manages Sony Music’s European supply chain including Sony’s legal entity “Sony Music Entertainment International Services GmbH” – for affiliates in more than 20 European countries plus additional clients, licensees and affiliates of SME worldwide,
- runs the European copyright administration,
- provides comprehensive financial services as well as meta data services,
- and controls and manages central IT projects for Sony Music.
Supply chain excellence, cost-efficiency and reliable services provided by Arvato are important factors for Sony Music‘s success. With Arvato’s support Sony Music can focus on strategic supply chain design, while the Arvato provides all operational services for the supply chain processes. Experience, knowledge and deep understanding of Sony Music’s needs are key for cross-functional optimization of processes and systems and thus for future efficiency gains for Sony Music.
Gerhard Blum, Senior Vice President International Distribution & Supply Chain at Sony Music, stated: “Sony Music is very pleased to continue the successful business partnership with Arvato. The dedication and commitment to the Music business and a skilled and motivated workforce ensure an industry leading Supply Chain Service for Sony Music Entertainment.”