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2016 IWLA Essentials of Warehousing Course

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - Friday, October 07, 2016
07:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center
60 East 5th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281


Building the Foundation of Warehouse Knowledge & Leadership


2016 IWLA Essentials of Warehousing Course

Oct. 4-7, 2016
Tempe, Ariz.

Building the Foundation of Warehouse Knowledge & Leadership

Program Overview & Faculty
Tomorrow’s warehouse leaders are already at work in your company. The IWLA Essentials of Warehousing Course ensures they are ready to step up. It gives attendees a broad survey of everything that makes a warehouse succeed:

  • marketing and sale;
  • operations and safety;
  • personnel and labor;
  • transportation;
  • management and leadership; and
  • laws and regulations.  

Attendees learn from top industry experts in each of these fields.


During the session, your warehouse staff will learn from each other by sharing their experiences and knowledge. Moderators will facilitate group discussions and IWLA offers structured networking opportunities. There will be immediate takeaways that your staff can quickly implement.

The experience will give your staff new business connections and set them on a path toward career growth.

New for 2016: Each attendee is required to view the members-only “Warehouse Contract & Standard Terms & Condition Webinar” scheduled for August 25. If you are unable to view the live webinar, it will be available after August 30 as an on-demand webinar (fee is $10). 

Who Should Attend
Logistics professionals new to the industry or new to their positions. Entry-level trainees, managers, and supervisors involved in sales, operations, transportation, and customer service will benefit from this intensive 3.5-day course.

Program Registration
IWLA Member:        $1,399*

Nonmember:           $2,399
Electronic Materials: No charge

Printed Materials:     $50 (deadline for printed materials is Sept. 16.)

Wi-Fi will be available in meeting rooms.

*Register three or more from the same company and all will receive a 20% discount. Call IWLA Headquarters before registering – 847.813.4699

Program Topics, Dates & Time**
Oct. 4 – Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Program begins at 8 a.m.

  • Keynote: Warehouse Logistics Trends
    Professor Arnold Maltz, ASU
  • Leadership, Dedication, and Your Future
    Mark DeFabis, IWLA Chairman, CEO, IDS
  • Leadership Exercise
    Chip Scholz, Scholz & Associates
  • Understanding Warehouse Costs, Space Analysis and Rates
    Bob Moran
  • Warehouse Operations & Terminology

Networking reception begins at 5 p.m.

Oct. 5 – Education session begins at 8:30 a.m.

  • Safety & Security
    Mike Hart, Verst Group Logistics
  • Warehouse Technology
    Trevor Peterson, 3PL Software
  • Food Safety
    Earl Arnold, AIB
  • Insurance & Risk
    Raymond Schneider
  • Leadership & Team-building Skills
    Chip Scholz, Scholz & Associates

Dinner on your own

Oct. 6 – Education session begins at 8:30 a.m.

  • Driving Continuous KPI Improvement
    Brian deLyon
  • Transportation Law
    Marc Blubaugh, Benesch
  • HR Law Basics
    Don Vogel, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C.
  • Warehouse Law
    Kevin Phillips, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C.
  • Legal Q&A Panel

    Kevin Phillips, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C.
    Don Vogel, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C.
    Marc Blubaugh, Benesch

Group Dinner begins at 6 p.m.

Oct. 7 – Education sessions begins at 8:30 a.m.

  • 3PL Sales
    Jeremy Van Puffelen, PRISM Logistics
  • Customer Service in the 3PL industry
    Sean Muller, Evans Distribution
  • Group exercises/role playing with sales & customer service

**Agenda and speaker subject to change without notice.


Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center
Arizona State University
60 East 5th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone: 800.547.8705
**Call for room reservations - $167.95 includes resort fee (single room)

Reservation cut-off date: Sept. 13, 2016
Resort fee includes airport transportation, wireless access in guest rooms, local & toll-free calls, daily newspaper, valet or self-parking and access to fitness center.

**You MUST mention you are part of the IWLA room block to receive discounted pricing

Refund Policy
Registration fees will not be refunded. Substitutions will be accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Programs are subject to cancellation if enrollment is insufficient. In the unlikely event this program is cancelled, registration fees will be refunded. IWLA is not responsible for costs incurred by registrants in the event of program cancellation.

Special Needs
If you have special needs or requirements, please notify Liz Whitney at by Sept. 26, 2016, and IWLA will do its best to accommodate you.

Essentials of Warehousing is a required course for WLP certification. Learn more about certifications. 

Contact: Liz Whitney, Senior Manager, Education & Meetings


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