BY, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF MHI’S KNOWLEDGE VALUE CENTER AND WERC
As the only organization focused on providing resources to help distribution practitioners and suppliers do their jobs better, the Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC)—a division of MHI—has some of the most unique offerings in our field. Through WERC, members find both education and support from their peers to master warehousing, logistics and distribution best practices.
While it’s one thing to read about those membership benefits, experiencing them is even better. That’s why attending WERC’s Annual Conference for Logistics Professionals is frequently cited by members—including practitioners, third-party logistics (3PL) service providers, consultants, and suppliers—as one of the top highlights of their participation in the organization.
Why? Because the WERC Annual Conference delivers a full immersion into the educational resources and professional networking opportunities our organization is known for. This comprehensive, four-day symposium brings industry practitioners together for a jam-packed, dynamic slate of activities, stimulating discussion and relationship-building.
The WERC Annual Conference is a hub of informative keynote sessions, presentations on a diverse range of topics from industry thought leaders, and facility tours. In both organized and informal peer-to-peer conversations, attendees discuss the latest challenges they face and share ideas and experiences. Event sponsors also offer overviews of products and services that can help improve efficiency and productivity in no-pressure Solutions Partner Studio Sessions. Annual Conference participants are free to custom-tailor their experience by choosing among multiple concurrent educational sessions to join the ones they find most relevant to their needs.
We understand, however, that not everyone can get away from their operation to travel to an event. That’s why we record a select number of sessions from each WERC Annual Conference, including the 45th such gathering held this past May in Louisville, KY. These recordings offer anyone—WERC member or not—an opportunity to fully immerse themselves into not only the Annual Conference experience, but also a sampling of the types of education, information, research and reports members can access at any time.