Member Value Proposition

IWLA Mission Statement

The mission of IWLA is to assist its Warehouse and Partner Members in running successful warehouse-based logistics services businesses, and to promote the general business interests of persons, firms and corporations engaged in public and contract warehousing and related warehouse logistics services, and to promote a high standard of business ethics.

How Does Your IWLA Membership benefit your company?

  1. Networking with industry leaders and fellow professionals.
  2. Companywide membership – Every employee can access IWLA benefits.
  3. Timely information and resources at your fingertips – online, in-person, or a phone call away. IWLA Help Desk is available to all members who need assistance. 
  4. Industry-focused education both in-person and online. Offering industry education, certificates, and Special Interest Groups. 
  5. Live and On-demand webinars. Most are free with membership.
  6. Government Advocacy on state and federal level.
  7. Specialized content for various industry markets via IWLA Councils, local information from the IWLA California Chapter, and IWLA Canada.
  8. Business development tools online Find a Warehouse and Find a Partner. Also, in print our annual published directory distributed to 300,000+ buyers.
  9. Newsletters, forums, and a blog focused on making your warehouse or partner company more effective, efficient, and profitable.
  10. Access to retained legal counsel in both the U.S. and Canada to answer your contract and warehouse law questions. 
  11. Member-exclusive documents and templates (including a warehouse contract; lien paperwork, and more.

information

Information is a powerful resource in the highly competitive and regulated business world of warehousing and logistics. IWLA gives members the right information, at the right time.

  • Explore our website for a variety of resources and tools; documents, Warehouse Light, IWLA Insurance Captive Program. These are available to members and serve members preserving safety and risk measures needed to be compliant and claim-free. We also have a IWLA Member Advantage program leverages the buying power to save you money and give you resources to help manage your business more effectively.
  • Educational events with expert-driven content focused on industry standards in assessing warehousing and logistical costs, legal, sales, marketing, safety, technology, regulations and operations.
  • Monthly webinar series brings education to a wider audience on a variety of timely subjects. Missed a webinar? View it On-demand.
  • Warehouse Logistic Professional, Warehouse Logistics Certificate, and Special Interest Groups.
  • Representation in Washington, D.C., helps IWLA keep up with (or ahead of) federal and state laws, and regulations that impact warehouse/logistical business. Lobbying guidance is essential to IWLA’s successful government affairs efforts in that members have a proactive voice in the Congressional decision-making process. Pooled financial support in the Bi-Partisan Political Action Committee (PAC) brings IWLA members resources like data, campaigns, press, and guidance to bring real results.
  • IWLA Councils, California Chapter, and IWLA Canada are designed to address specific needs/interests of member companies by bringing those groups together in an organized fashion: Chemical Council, Food Council, Government Affairs Council, Fulfillment Council, Inclusion & Diversity Council, Transportation Advisory Council, the California Chapter, and IWLA Canada.
  • Find a Warehouse and Find a Partner business tools help you market your company to members/nonmembers, and buyers. Print directory can be accessed here. Listings and advertising in the Print directory is exclusive to current active members.
  • The enewsletter and blog is a weekly showcase of the latest government/regulatory news, member news, spotlights and business intelligence circulating the warehouse 3PL industry. The IWLA Members LinkedIn forum is a group of professionals with shared industry interest. 
  • Legal counsel and guidance is made available to every member on an as-needed basis for the U.S. and Canada.

Applications

Please contact the Membership Director for a membership application.