The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) held their annual conference earlier this month in Savannah, Georgia. Rob Doyle, President and Hugh Tait, Snr. VP of Customer Solutions were at the conference on behalf of The Shippers Group. IWLA offers outstanding education and support resources to the warehousing industry. Rob Doyle is past chairman of the IWLA and Hugh Tait volunteers his time to instruct IWLA members about productivity, rates and sales.
Article featured on supplychaindive.com and written by Deborah Abrams Kaplan on March 5, 2019.
Much of the focus on reducing greenhouse gases in the supply chain falls on the transportation industry. Electric cars, cleaner fuels and more efficient last-mile deliveries are just a few of the options shippers and carriers are assessing.
The Shippers Group attended and was a sponsor at The Georgia Logistics Summit on Thursday, March 14th in Cartersville, GA. The Georgia Logistics Summit has grown to become one of the Southeast’s most important logistics and supply chain focused events with this year’s theme of Fueling Growth Through Innovation. For more information, visit https://www.galogisticssummit.com/aboutthesummit.
The Shippers Group was present on Tuesday, March 12 for the inaugural event of The Atlanta Supply Chain Awards. The event was hosted in part by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Atlanta Roundtable as well as APICS Atlanta and Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
The Shippers Group is happy to announce another promotion from within the company of Kurt Wenzel to General Manager of their Wintergreen location in Hutchins, TX. Kurt has worked for The Shippers Group for almost 7 years and has worked in warehousing and logistics industry for 28 years. Starting as a forklift driver while in school, Kurt has worked in almost every position as a warehouse operator from pulling orders to unloading and loading trailers, spotting trailers, etc. Upon completion of his degree in Business Administration, Kurt officially began his career in warehousing as a forklift driver and worked his way up the supervisory ranks to General Manager of multi-client high-volume facilities.
The International Warehouse Logistics Association has recognized Rob Doyle for his completion of the Executive Warehouse Logistics Profession requirements and earned his EWLP designation. By completing the requirements for EWLP, Rob has shown his commitment to furthering his education in the warehouse logistics industry. Rob has not only expanded his own personal career goals, but has also gained knowledge that will be beneficial to the success of The Shippers Group and the health of the warehouse logistics industry in general.
VP of Marketing Robin Siekerman, Director of Customer Service Kris Hill and Director of Transportation Management Laina Grimland represented The Shippers Group at the 64th Annual Food Shippers of America Conference in sunny Palm Desert California. The Conference Agenda was packed with opportunities for food manufacturers and distributors and logistics providers to network and discover ways to improve and enhance their supply chain performance. Among the approximately 1150 attendees at FSA were representatives of The Shippers Group who met with customers and future customers from the food industry at various events throughout the three day conference. Headlining this year’s conference was the legendary Archy Manning who gave an inspirational message of motivation and resilience in the face of adversity, and astronaut Jim Lovell who shared amazing facts regarding the heroic team effort of the astronauts on board and Mission Control in Houston to return the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission back to earth after the mission suffered a critical failure en route to the moon.