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PDM - with WER Council - On-Demand Warehousing and Logistics

January 12, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Cucina Calandra's / Best Western Executive Inn
216 Route 46 East
Fairfield, NJ 07004

Thursday, January 12th
 In Partnership  WERCouncil  with Greater North Jersey APICS presents:
On-Demand Warehousing and Logistics
Presenter: Jennifer Pazour, Ph.D.

On-demand business models, exemplified by prominent companies like Uber and Airbnb, operate marketplaces in which a crowd of independent entities rent access to their resources.  On-demand businesses use internet-based platforms to provide wide-reach visibility into untapped resource capacity. This has the potential to increase resource visibility, utilization, accessibility, and flexibility.  A variety of on-demand warehousing and logistics companies exist for goods storage (e.g., FLEXE), and goods movement (e.g., Cargomatic, Flexport, Instacart, Deliv).   We explore the competitive landscape and characteristics of on-demand warehousing and logistics systems, as well as compare and contrast on-demand business models with traditional models. 

What you will learn:

  • Be able to identify the characteristics of an on-demand warehousing and logistics business model.
  • Be able to compare and contrast on-demand warehousing and logistics models with traditional models. 
  • How to find on-demand warehousing and logistics services for varying supply chain and logistics functions.


What you will take from the presentation?

  • How on-demand business models are transforming how the warehousing and logistics industry operates.
  • Identify where an on-demand model can change a company’s strategy and operation for storage and movement.
  • Identify challenges with designing and using on-demand systems for the movement and storage of goods. 


Who should attend?      

  • Supply Chain & Operations Professionals
  • 3PLs, warehousing and transportation operators
  • Students, researchers, and entrepreneurs


5:00 – 6:30         
Registration & Networking – Complementary Beer & Wine 
6:30 – 6:45        Presidents’ Welcome & Chapter Business
6:45 – 7:30        Buffet Dinner & Discussion           
7:30 – 8:15        Presentation – Q&A


$40.00 Member of Greater North Jersey Chapter

$40.00 Member of another APICS Chapter

$40.00 Non-Member

$20.00 Full Time Student

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