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  1. 1. W a r e h o u s i n g e d u c at i o n a n d r e s e a r c h c o u n c i l t h e a s s o c i at i o n f o r d i s t r i b u t i o n P r o f e s s i o n a l s The ONLY association dedicated to warehouse and distribution management professionals.
  2. 2. W a r e h o u s i n g e d Looking for the way to boost your performance and your career? Join werc. industry insight Keeping up with industry data, new ideas and warehousing trends is critical in today’s environment. WERC provides factual, unbiased research and publications authored by experts from across the industry—supplying exclusive insights, valuable data, and proven tips and techniques to improve your operations. Members receive a free copy of all research and special reports published during their membership, as well as discounts on multiple copies. Keep yours on your shelf for quick, easy reference with your own notes intact. KeePing you current Our newsletter, WERCSheet, features case studies and focused coverage on important warehousing topics like equipment, facilities, metrics, processes, people, relationships, strategies, systems, transportation and value-added services. Each issue contains practical information that can be applied immediately to your operation. Ten issues per year. Available only to members. Professional connections Your contacts are critical to your professional growth. That’s why WERC builds networking time into all our conferences, seminars and WERCouncil meetings. WERC’s online membership directory puts distribution pros from across the country at your fingertips. Accessible only to WERC members, this is an excellent tool for connecting you with the best resources available—your peers. A great way to connect with your peers is through WERCouncils* local groups run by volunteers. Events focus on , networking and education in the community through facility tours, presentations, meetings and other events. WERCouncils offer an unusual opportunity to get involved and stay connected with your distribution neighbors. Only members can serve on WERCouncil committees. *Not active in all areas. unParalleled learning oPPortunities During four information-packed days every Spring, warehousing professionals gather to learn from industry experts and practitioners, talk shop and share experiences at WERC’s annual conference. No other event compares for quality sessions, networking ease, and focus on warehousing and all its aspects. Members attend this essential event at a specially reduced rate. exclusive Web tools A wealth of industry information is at your fingertips 24/7 at WERC Online (www.WERC.org). All the content on the site, as well as a customized portal that delivers information on member-specified topics, are accessible to members exclusively. Searchable whitepapers, articles, research, checklists, links to resources, archives and other useful tools make the site a top source for distribution professionals in management and operations.
  3. 3. u c a t i o n a n d r e s e a r c h c o u n c i l local seMinars & Webcasts WERC seminars present solid warehousing fundamentals at locations across the country. Small classes led by instructors with real-world experience provide an ideal learning environment at these two- and three-day events. Webcasts bring learning opportunities to your desktop. Expert presenters working in the field provide an overview or drill down into specific, “bite-sized” topics in 60 to 90 minute sessions. Convenient, economical and educational. online roundtables Make connections and share information with members from across the country on WERCforums. Ask a question or put your experience to good use and answer one—or simply engage in conversation and exchange ideas. vendor locator The online vendor locator helps you find leading suppliers offering a wide variety of products and services. Find suppliers who target the distribution and warehousing community. If you’re a supplier, use WERC’s vendor locator as a low-cost way to get your name in front of this highly targeted group. Partner benefits WERC partnerships are developed to benefit you. Check out the complimentary subscription to Aberdeen Group, a foremost business and supply chain analyst firm ($400 value), access to OSHA compliance and training information, discounts on Dell equipment. targeted Job board WERC and JobsInLogistics.com have partnered to connect job seekers and employers (not limited to WERC members). As a job seeker, you can search a current list of positions that specifically fit your needs and post your resumé at no charge. Employers: find a database of highly qualified candidates and post jobs, with a discount on your initial postings. Membership in werc is an investment that yields positive roI for you and your employer. Join Werc now! for more information visit www.Werc.org. WERC membership offers extreme value. You gain access to and discounts on resources and data that help you measure, benchmark and perform. Because WERC is non-profit, we make it all available to you at rates commercial sources just can’t touch. It starts with becoming a member now. all this and more when you join Werc: > Receive a free copy of all research published while you’re a member > Choose a complimentary copy of one of our latest research publications > Get discounts to the annual conference and other educational events > Stay current on developments in the industry > Gain unlimited access to WERC Online’s extensive resources > Enjoy special rates on WERC publications > Connect with the industry’s strongest professional network
  4. 4. W W W . W e r c . o r g werc has resources for the real world. > Improve your performance with unbiased industry research and data > Accelerate your career with professional connections and networking > Increase your effectiveness with quality educational events > Expand your toolkit with online resources > Support your profession with visibility and continuous improvement for distribution professionals Mentoring MeMbershiP WERC offers this special membership to help you develop your workforce. Protégés whose mentors are WERC members can join WERC for one year at the special rate of $150. Mentors and protégés receive a copy of WERC’s Mentoring Programs in DCs to help design and maintain a successful mentoring program. Any number of mentors and protégés from a company can participate. The Warehousing Education and Research Council is the only professional association focused exclusively on warehouse and distribution management and its role in the supply chain. Members are experts from all facets of the distribution industry who come together to share practical knowledge and professional expertise to improve individual and industry performance. MeMber tyPes Professional Member educator Member student Member Mentoring Member annual dues: $275 annual dues: $80 annual dues: $40 Mentor dues: $275 Membership for Must be a full-time Must be a full- Protégé dues: $150 professionals who professor at an accredited time student at an Mentor must be a dues- lead, direct or manage college, university, trade, accredited college, paying Professional Member the efficient flow of technical, specialty or university, trade, in good standing. Protégés information, materials or high school. technical, specialty or receive full membership finished goods throughout high school. Students benefits. Protégés must the supply chain. receive an electronic not have been WERC membership to WERC members to date. Protégé with online access to membership is one all WERC resources. year in duration and To register as a student is renewable at the member, call the WERC Professional Member rate. office at 630.990.0001. Join at www.werc.org
  5. 5. our Mission To provide leadership in the warehousing/distribution field in its evolving role in the supply chain, to advance the art and science of warehousing management and to enhance individual development. WERC brings you the resources to make a difference in your career and your workplace with ideas, trends and practical expertise from industry leaders 12 months a year.
  6. 6. W a r e h o u s i n g e d u c at i o n a n d r e s e a r c h c o u n c i l t h e a s s o c i at i o n f o r d i s t r i b u t i o n P r o f e s s i o n a l s 1100 Jorie Boulevard, suiTe 170 oak Brook, illinois 60523 630.990.0001 • www.werc.org

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