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IWLA offers professional development for 3PL industry

Events are tailored to address specific needs and advancements within the unique business climate of the 3PL industry.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
August 01, 2013

The International Warehouse Logistics Association has announced a series of premier educational events focused solely on business growth and development for warehouse-based third-party logistics professionals. The events are tailored to address specific needs and advancements within the unique business climate of the 3PL industry.

“Warehouse-based 3PLs are unlike any other organizations: Their work is the crossroads of the supply chain and their knowledge and delivery varies from client to client. This reality requires highly individualized content geared toward specific needs and challenges of warehouse professionals,” says IWLA president & CEO Joel Anderson. “IWLA goes to great lengths to prioritize the most relevant topics, develop content outlines and locate top experts that can speak to these specialized subjects.”

The fall 2013 IWLA educational calendar covers the most critical issues facing these independent warehousing professionals. (For more information and to register, visit

The IWLA Safety & Risk Conference reveals the latest safety regulations, best practices for minimizing on-the-job-risks and crisis management in warehouse-based third-party logistics companies. Registration is open for the conference on Sept. 12 & 13, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas.

The IWLA Essentials of Warehousing Course is a high-level course for everyone working in the warehouse-based 3PL organization. The course serves as a valuable refresher on core competencies spanning from operations, sales and management. Course registration is open for the Oct. 1-4, 2013, event at the University of Maryland based in Adelphi, Md.

IWLA Technology & Operations Solutions for Warehousing Conference: This unique 1.5-day education course/tradeshow connects attendees with the latest technology providers and companies whose products and services improve the efficiency, accuracy and safety of 3PL warehouse operations. Experts discuss how to apply new technologies to warehouse operations and the impact they have on productivity. This conference will be in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 7 & 8, 2013.

“Those familiar with the 3PL industry know all too well the endless cycle of new regulations and industry changes that require action in order to stay competitive,” Anderson says. “IWLA arms professionals with pertinent information and expert knowledge, so they implement necessary change and stay profitable.”

For more detailed information on these programs and how to attend, please visit

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