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WERC Annual Conference-Columbus, OH

WERC Annual Conference-Columbus, OH

April 28 - May 1, 2019 - Greater Columbus Convention Center


ODW Logistics will be a solution partner at the 2019 WERC Annual Conference in Columbus, OH on April 28 - May 1st.  

The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) is the only national association devoted entirely to supporting warehouse and logistics management professionals, and they come to our conference to build strong, lasting relationships with companies that can help them work faster and smarter.

In addition to learning from hundreds of industry experts, ODW Logistics will be leading the following education sessions and thought leadership discussions at WERC: 


Monday 4/29/19 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Plaskolite Thought Leadership Session - Transportation Teamwork: Leveraging a 3PL to support an aggressive growth strategy

With two substantial acquisitions in 2018, Plaskolite was growing quickly. Hear why the company partnered with a 3PL and how the two implemented a Tier-1 transportation management system. The result? An efficient partnership and sophisticated supply chain that increased Plaskolite’s visibility while helping them scale to meet growth goals


Tuesday 4/30/19 | 10:30am – 11:30am

Green Dot Thought Leadership Session - Where Have You Been All My Life? Partnering with a 3PL for the First Time.

After more than 20 years of supply chain experience, Supply Chain Manager Barbara Kavanagh partnered with a 3PL for the first time when she took over Green Dot’s operations in 2017. In this session, she shares her experiences, challenges, and the benefits—including heightened visibility and greater efficiencies—gained from the relationship.


Tuesday 4/30/19 |1:45pm – 2:45pm

FTZ Discussion Panel - Foreign Trade Zone Warehousing: A public-private partnership

The foreign-trade zone (FTZ) warehousing program is a powerful tool that helps companies level the playing field with global competitors. The session will describe the financial benefits and highlight operational advantages of the program. Panelists will include regional companies currently benefiting from the FTZ program who will explain how they determined it was a good fit for their operation, and how it mitigates trade actions.


Tuesday 4/30/19 | 2:30pm – 4:30pm

DC 10 Tour - ODW Logistics Ecommerce fulfillment center

Open less than a year, ODW Logistics' new e-commerce fulfillment center covers 200,000 square feet in a shared campus environment. Currently a global manufacturer of personal cosmetic, health and beauty products occupies 40,000 square feet, using the opereration's sophisticated fulfillment solutions to scale their e-commerce business. Technologies include an A-frame conveyor that processes up to 6,000 orders per hour, an automated carton erector, and a carton sealer that produces right-sized boxes to minimize shipping costs.