Dallas, April 17, 2013—Two enVista directors have been selected to lead discussions on transportation at the Warehousing Education and Research Council’s (WERC’s) Annual Meeting: The Conference for Logistics Professionals. The conference will take place in Dallas April 28 – May 1, 2013.

Joe Wilkinson, enVista Director of Transportation, and Tim Talarico, Senior Director Design Solutions at enVista, will lead a peer-to-peer discussions on parcel audit and contraction negotiations and transportation strategy on Monday, April 29 at 10:30 a.m. They will cover solutions that can make a difference to a shipper’s bottom line and new opportunities for both inbound and outbound freight.

Wilkinson will also present a session on outbound transportation on Tuesday, April 30 at 10:15 a.m. The session will highlight how multi-carrier/multi-service approach can be an effective part of a shipper’s overall transportation strategy. Other topics to be discussed include the value proposition of regional carriers, ways to utilize the service of the United States Postal Service (USPS) in a high-service environment, the strengths and weaknesses of joint parcel carrier/USPS services, methodologies for quantitative cost/benefit analyses and ways to consider and implement all of these solutions in a logical, low-risk way. This session is of particular value to retailers and e-tailers, as well as large to mid-size parcel shippers.

Talarico, the current President of WERC’s Philadelphia, Delaware Valley Chapter said, “This event presents an important opportunity for logistics professionals to attend sessions and learn and share with their peers at a conference that emphasizes education and research in all aspects of the supply chain industry. I look forward to facilitating a meaningful conversation about transportation strategy among the attendees and providing the group with ideas and tools to use when facing their own transportation challenges.”

The WERC Annual Meeting hosts over 1,000 attendees from across North America and features keynote speakers and peer-to-peer educational sessions. This year’s topics focus on cost-cutting, customer service, disaster response, the environment, equipment, human resources, legal, metrics, safety, security, and technology in the logistics industry.

About the Warehousing Education and Research Council
The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) is the only professional organization focused on warehouse management and its role in the supply chain, providing practical, how-to information to help members grow professionally as they improve warehouse and company performance. WERC is a not-for-profit organization with individual members. Members are professionals who lead, direct and manage the efficient flow of information, materials and finished goods throughout the supply chain. Members come from various backgrounds and represent a variety of distribution interests.

About enVista
enVista is a leading supply chain consulting and IT services firm, delivering innovative solutions that improve profitability, enhance customer service and reduce waste from source to consumption. enVista’s unrivaled consulting experience, deep vertical industry expertise and comprehensive solutions portfolio, enable clients to leverage one strategic partner that consults, implements and operates across Supply Chain, Transportation, Retail, IT and ERP.
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