This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are used for visitor analysis, others are essential to making our site function properly and improve the user experience. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Click Accept to consent and dismiss this message or Deny to leave this website. Read our Privacy Statement for more.
News & Press: Press Releases


Thursday, January 10, 2019  



January 10, 2019, Illinois — The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) announced this morning that registration is now open for its annual conference for supply chain and logistics professionals. The conference will take place April 28-May1, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio.

“Warehousing and logistics is a vast, vast industry that intersects all borders and sectors,” said WERC CEO Michael Mikitka. “The WERC Annual Conference brings people out of their facilities and presents them with innovative approaches and tested solutions that will improve operations.”

Roughly 1,000 warehousing, logistics and supply chain professionals attend the conference each year. Through keynote presentations, peer-driven educational sessions, group discussions, facility tours, networking events and the ever-popular Solutions Center, attendees have an unrivaled opportunity to explore industry priorities like outsourcing, labor management, metrics and more. Most educational sessions are selected and led by industry peers, which ensures that content is relevant, timely and useful for industry professionals.

“In warehousing, we all share similar opportunities and challenges, but the practicalities of our sector —whether it be manufacturing, health care, retail or one of the many other possibilities — give us very different perspectives,” Mikitka says. “WERC is the unifier and the aggregator of expertise from across the industry, helping our members create connections and share solutions to drive the industry forward.”

Registration is open online at Registrants can enjoy exclusive savings if they are a WERC member, use WERC’s official hotel reservations partner or register early before March 20, 2019. WERC is also now accepting applications from suppliers wishing to be part of the Solutions Center.



WERC is the only professional organization focused on logistics management and its role in the supply chain. Since being founded in 1977, WERC has offered resources that help distribution practitioners and suppliers stay on top in our dynamic, variable field. These include national, regional, local and online educational events; performance metrics for benchmarking; practical research; expert insights; Facility Assessment and Certification program; and multiple opportunities for peer-to-peer knowledge exchange.

For more information about WERC’s 2019 Annual Conference, please contact:

Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)