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Upcoming warehousing & logistics seminars

Just a quick look at the continuing education opportunities that are available to you over the next few months. None of them are endorsed here, but we are passing along links for anyone who might find the topics of interest. It can be a very mixed bag, but there are times that just one point you carry out of an educational seminar can more than pay for the whole thing…

WERC: “Achieving Warehouse Success: A Guide to Managing an Effective Operation”September 16-19 in Houston, Texas. Their blurb says: “Your effectiveness as a warehouse supervisor or manager has a significant impact on the success of your organization. Today’s competitive, risky and challenging supply chain environment not only requires your personal commitment to excellence but also performance excellence from the employees and facilities in your charge. If you’re in a supervisory or managerial position in a warehouse setting, here’s a perfect opportunity to build or refresh your knowledge. Achieving Warehouse Success will help you understand ways to make the most of all three of your basic resources – space, equipment and labor.” Members: $975.00; Nonmembers: $1,100.00

WERC: “Benchmark Now” – September 24-25 in Scottsdale, Arizona. From the WERC page: “Learn how to analyze your company’s performance using two benchmarking sources. You’ll walk away with a strategic performance roadmap for your company based on benchmark comparisons. You have two options for the coursework: (1) bring your company data so you can actively apply a real benchmarking effort for your company – reviewing high-level performance both quantitatively and qualitatively against best practices or (2) mock data will be provided for those who prefer to learn the process to apply later.” Members: $1,195.00; Nonmembers: $1,495.00

REVERSE LOGISTICS ASSOCIATION: “Reverse Logistics in the Automotive Industry” – September 10 in Detroit, Michigan. The RLA site says “The seminars cover topics that are pertinent to OEMs, Retailers, Branded Companies and Third Party Service Providers – Returns Processing, Depot Repair, Customer Service, Call Centers, Service Logistics, Transportation, IT Process Management, Recycling, Warranty Support, Asset Management and many more. Do not miss out on the opportunity to hear directly from industry leaders as they roll up their sleeves and tackle the major issues in reverse logistics.” Info on the actual day-of events is a bit skimpy on the site. $999.00

KEN ACKERMAN’S WAREHOUSING FORUM offers a range of warehousing seminars on a private to semi-private basis. Topics include Lean Warehousing, Best Practices In Warehouse Management, Warehousing as a Competitive Weapon, and more. These are events you can schedule for you or your team with Ackerman.

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Scott Stone is Cisco-Eagle's Vice President of Marketing with more than thirty years of experience in material handling, warehousing and industrial operations. His work is published in multiple industry journals an websites on a variety of warehousing topics. He writes about automation, warehousing, safety, manufacturing and other areas of concern for industrial operations and those who operate them.

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