U.K.-based logistical company SBS Worldwide is teaming with Ingram to offer a new service that will enable Ingram’s publishers to better track their books across the world. According to SBS, the deal will provide publishers shipped by Ingram with greater visibility of their titles down to ISBN level via SBS’s tracking and management tool, Electronic Distribution Centre.

The eDC system gives those in the supply chain process – operations, production, logistics, accounts and field sales teams – access to the information they need in real time, telling them where books are, when delivery can be expected, from order placement, through print and onto final delivery.

SBS and Ingram will also consolidate on major freight lanes and offer competitive rates on global transportation from a range of international carriers.