It's tough to beat educational conferences when it comes to getting fresh ideas and learning about best practices. Two upcoming programs will give warehousing and logistics professionals an opportunity to do just that.
Dematic, a supplier of logistics systems for factories, warehouses, and DCs, will offer its one-day Warehouse Logistics Conference in several cities throughout 2011. Attendees can choose from three session tracks: warehouse operations, maintenance/modernization, and software/controls. Participants will learn how to improve equipment performance with upgrade kits as well as review best-practice maintenance methods and receive recommendations on how to extend the life of mechanized/automated material handling systems. Other presentations will address warehouse process improvement and best-practice solutions for order fulfillment.
The next Warehouse Logistics Conference will be held in Ontario, Calif., on Feb. 16.
Peach State Integrated Solutions, a company that provides consulting and material handling systems integration services, will hold its 7th National Logistics and Distribution Conference (NLDC) April 11–13 in Atlanta. The event will feature tracks on corporate leadership, operational excellence, and transportation innovation. Speakers include Mark Holifield, senior vice president of global supply chain for The Home Depot, who will discuss the recent transformation of his company's supply chain.
NLDC 2011 is hosted by Georgia Tech's Supply Chain & Logistics Institute; the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) will serve as the conference moderator. Attendance is limited to 100 high-level supply chain executives.