About WERC 2018

The supply chain is a vast universe of industries, people and information. At WERC’s Annual Conference, warehousing and logistics professionals like yourself are the center of it all.

From our peer-to-peer education sessions and facility tours, to our Solutions Center with leading suppliers, we guarantee you’ll leave the conference with innovative knowledge and practices that you can implement in your own corner of the warehousing world.

WHY WERC?

1000+
ATTENDEES
120
EXPERT PRESENTERS
80
PEER-DRIVEN SESSIONS

Program

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2018-05-06
2018-05-06
Charlotte Convention Center - 501 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
2018-05-07
2018-05-07
Charlotte Convention Center - 501 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
2018-05-08
2018-05-08
Charlotte Convention Center - 501 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
2018-05-09
2018-05-09
Charlotte Convention Center - 501 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Charlotte Convention Center - 501 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Charlotte Convention Center - 501 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Charlotte Convention Center - 501 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Charlotte Convention Center - 501 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
10:00 - 18:00
Solutions Center Move-In
14:00 - 16:00
Deep Dive Sessions
16:00 - 18:00
Kick Start Welcome Reception
07:00 - 08:00
Breakfast Buffet
08:00 - 09:15
Educational Sessions
09:30 - 10:30
Educational Sessions
10:30 - 11:00
Break
11:00 - 12:00
General Session
12:00 - 14:00
Solutions Center & Lunch
14:00 - 17:00
Facility Tours
14:15 - 15:15
Educational Sessions
15:15 - 15:30
Break
15:30 - 16:30
Educational Sessions
16:30 - 18:30
Solutions Center & Reception
07:00 - 08:45
Breakfast & General Session
09:00 - 10:00
Educational Sessions
10:00 - 10:30
Break
10:30 - 11:30
Educational Sessions
11:30 - 13:30
Solutions Center & Lunch
13:30 - 18:00
Solutions Center Move-Out
13:30 - 17:00
Facility Tours
13:45 - 14:45
Educational Sessions
14:45 - 15:15
Break
15:15 - 16:15
Educational Sessions
16:15 - 18:30
Reception
08:00 - 09:30
Breakfast & General Session
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Main Stage

Colonel Nicole Malachowski, USAF, Ret.

Headwinds slow a pilot down, force them to change course. They demand that pilots be resilient and resourceful — literally, on the fly. Hear from a former fighter squadron commander and mission-ready pilot — not to mention the the first woman to fly on the Air Force Thunderbirds — as she draws on lessons learned throughout her extraordinary Air Force career, including leadership, followership and overcoming adversity.

TED-Style Series

Across three concise, TED-style talks, you’ll learn key strategies for better workforce development, technology evaluation and implementation, and data analysis to successfully propel your supply chain forward in a continuously changing world. Sharing insights are: leadership coach Connie Anderson presenting “Building Success from the Inside Out”; inclusion expert Deb Russell discussing “Two Different Strategies for Employment in Logistics”; and industry veteran Jason Minghini sharing “The Game of Baseball and What Business Can Learn from It.”

David Zweig

Gain a better understanding of Invisibles: skilled professionals whose work often goes unseen. Vital to your company’s success, these team members are some of your best workers, can even elevate the performance of those around them. This presentation explores the critical, often misunderstood and undervalued role Invisibles play within companies. Learn how to spot, hire, retain and reward Invisibles, and ultimately, optimize organizational success.

Extras

WERC offers a number of optional events and sessions, providing extra opportunities for learning and networking:

Learning pods: Sign-up for sessions with leading suppliers in our Solutions Center to learn more about what they can offer your operations. No additional cost.

Executive Summit: Increase Confidence in Making Smart Business Decisions, sponsored by Yale Material Handling and Duke University. $195

Simulating Supply Chain Disaster: This game-based session puts you in a race against time to keep supplies moving and deliver critical commodities to a community following a disruptive event. $45

Beer Logic: A tasty perspective on the warehousing industry we know and love, and all that it has in common with porter, stout, pilsner, bock, weizen, pale ale, a.k.a, BEER! $50

Meet & Eat: Dinner seats are full. Stand-by tickets will be available at the onsite registration desk on a first-come, first-served basis.

Facility Tours: Tours are full. Stand-by tickets will be available at the onsite registration desk on a first-come, first-served basis.

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