CSCMP 2017 EDGE Supply Chain Academic Research Symposium, September 24, Atlanta, Georgia
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FACILITY TOURS

  • Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis, upon receipt of payment.
  • You will receive a confirmation of your facility tour registration prior to the conference, and will be able to pick up your ticket on site at the Facility Tours Booth.
  • A conference badge and official photo ID, such as a passport or driver's license, will be required at the time of boarding the bus for departure to your tour.
  • In the case that your tour(s) will require additional information (date of birth or passport number), CSCMP will contact you to obtain this information.
  • You may purchase no more than two tickets at one time for each tour, and must provide the names of each individual ticket holder at the time of purchase.
  • Tour costs are NOT refundable.
  • At the conference, open tour spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Check availability at the CSCMP Customer Service Booth.
  • Do not wear skirts, high heels, and open-toed shoes on tours for safety reasons.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Facility tour seating is limited, so please register early! You must be a fully-paid EDGE conference registrant prior to purchasing a

Important information regarding facility tours:

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Closing the Meals Gap through the Food Bank Supply Chain
Monday, 9/25, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Tour capacity: 35 | Cost: $50 US

This tour will provide an overview of the Atlanta Community Food Bank Supply Chain Operations and Community Outreach activities, which provide over 60 million meals to food insecure individuals in 29 Counties across North Georgia. Tour areas will cover the Community Kitchen, Product Rescue Center operations, and Warehousing operations, along with a brief presentation on their Distribution Network of food suppliers & donors, and over 680 community partnerships.

By attending this session, you will:

  • Learn how key supply chain functional skills enable food bank operations.
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of the food supply chain in reducing food insecurity.

Requirements:

  • No open toe shoes. Heels of minimal height.

Shuttle transportation:

  • Shuttle will begin boarding at 10:15 am outside the C1-C2 Lobby (near Registration) in the bus lane.
  • Shuttle departs promptly at 10:30 am.

Home Depot Direct Fulfillment Distribution Center

Monday, 9/25, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Tour capacity: 40 | Cost: $50 US

Take a walk through the supply chain process of the Home Depot Direct Fulfillment Distribution Center. With over 1,100,000 square feet of space, it services 48 states directly to the customer. The facility enables faster order picking and shipping through new warehouse management and material handling systems. Get a firsthand look at the order processing and e-commerce operations.

By attending this session, you will:

  • Learn about order processing and e-commerce operations.

Requirements:

  • Closed toe shoes

Shuttle transportation:

  • Shuttle will begin boarding at 12:45 pm outside the C1-C2 Lobby (near Registration) in the bus lane.
  • Shuttle departs promptly at 1:00 pm.

Kroger Fully Automated Dry Grocery Distribution Center

Tuesday, 9/26, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tour capacity: 50 | Cost: $50 US

This will cover WITRON's technology at Kroger's fully automated dry grocery distribution center. Every step from receiving to shipping is automated, including storage, depalletizing, and palletizing of store orders. You will see the entire work process of this futuristic warehouse, get an insight into operations and how the technology supports not only the storage itself, but also improves transportation and unloading in stores.

By attending this session, you will:

  • Gain insight into the works and functionalities of a completely automated dry grocery distribution center including automated picking and palletizing.
  • Learn about the most innovative grocery logistics automation solution technology and how it influences operations outside the warehouse as well.

Requirements:

  • Competitors are subject to approval.
  • No skirts.
  • Shoes need to be flat/low heeled and closed toe.
  • Safety vests will be provided.

Shuttle transportation:

  • Shuttle will begin boarding at 10:00 am outside the C1-C2 Lobby (near Registration) in the bus lane.
  • Shuttle departs promptly at 10:15 am.