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November 5-6, 2019 at the Hilton O’Hare in Chicago

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We are currently in the process of finalizing our 2019 program. Please check back for updates. Please contact Tara Mostatab at tmostatab@naw.org if you have any questions.

The NAW Large Company Operations Roundtable for direct members was created as a new mechanism for the Operations executive of large distribution enterprises to network with non-competing peers in multiple lines of trade on key operations issues.

This by invitation roundtable is composed of executives from large companies that meet in Chicago two times per year and is highly interactive. The annual fee is $1,500 per member, which covers meeting costs for two events in a twelve month cycle. Participants are expected to cover the cost of their hotel and travel. Once the annual fee is paid, there are no additional fees to attend the meetings, which will last one day beginning with a reception and dinner the evening before.

The participating companies can also name a senior level alternate who can take the place of the operations executive, should that person be unable to attend the scheduled meeting.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Tara Mostatab at 202.263.4080 or tmostatab@naw.org.

Eligibility: Companies with $100M to $1B annual revenue.
The NAW Large Company Roundtable is the only opportunity that provides networking and benchmarking exclusively with other top executives of non competing, like-sized Wholesale-Distribution companies.

NAW Large Company Operations Roundtable Agenda

Day 1 - November 5, 2019

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Registration

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Opening Session & Discussion

The Dos and Don’ts of Picking the Right Learning Managment System

Implementing a Learning Management System (LMS) is an investment that will help you cut down on future training costs by eliminating the need to hire consutants or instructors to train. At this session, you’ll learn tips on choosing the right LMS portal for your company.

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Break

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Reception – Drinks & Dialogue

Come prepared to meet and mingle with your fellow participants from the largest firms in the industry.

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Large Company Executive Dinner

Day 2 - November 6, 2019

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM
Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
General Session

Why Warehouse Compensation Matters More than Ever 

How do you know if your warehouse compensation plan is a success?  As the labor market continues to be ultra-competitive, many growing distribution companies are evaluating their warehouse compensation plans. Come ready to learn what it takes to keep your warehouse employees sastified and why compensation matters more than ever.

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Break

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
General Session & Discussion

Beyond Traditional Planning: Leveraging Enterprise Risk

When comes to buisness, disasters can come in all shapes.  Not only do you need to prepare for castastophic events such as hurricanes and tornadoes, but you also need to be prepared for cyber attacks and other risks that could put the ability of the buisness to function properly in jeaprody. At this session, you’ll learn best practices on enterprise risk.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Open Discussion

This session is set aside for you to raise any issue you would like and have the group provide their thoughts. This is an open forum to further discuss any item on the agenda or to bring up topics that are not on the agenda. Make sure to take notes during this session; you may find a perfect topic to suggest for the next NAW Roundtable.

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Joint Lunch & Networking Discussion with CFO Roundtable

This is the “halftime” period where you meet up with all of the Large Company senior executives at this week’s Roundtable to compare ideas and benchmark across disciplines. Both the CFO and Operations executives will attend this joint lunch.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Closing Session & Discussion

What Qualities Should You Look for in Warehouse Management Systems?

Finding the right warehouse management system(WMS) saves you time, money, and increases your customer satisfaction.  At this session learn what qualities matter most in a WMS.  Our experts will show you which WMS will steamline your buisness process while still being extremely user friendly.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Set Agenda for Next Meeting Scheduled 

2:30 PM
Adjourn

The following wholesale distribution companies are registered for the Fall 2019 Large Company Operations Roundtable:

  • Allied Electronics
  • Buckles Smith Electric Co
  • Coastal Construction Products
  • COE Distributing
  • Composites One LLC
  • EBP Supply Solutions
  • ISCO Industries LLC
  • Palmer Donavin
  • Parksite Inc
  • Polymershapes
  • United Electric Supply Co Inc
  • Valin Corporation
  • Werner Electric Supply Co

NAW Large Company Operations Roundtable Members

  • Benco Dental Co
  • Boelter Companies
  • Coastal Construction Products
  • Composites One
  • Grabber Construction Products Inc
  • Gustave A Larson Co
  • H I S C O
  • I S C O Industries LLC
  • Kennicott Brothers Co
  • L & R Distributors
  • Lawson Products Inc
  • PACE Inc
  • Palmer Donavin Mfg Co (The)
  • Parksite
  • Plumbing Distributors Inc
  • Polymershapes
  • Power & Telephone Supply Co
  • Team Horner
  • U S Lumber Group
  • United Electric Supply Co
  • Werner Electric Supply Co

The following wholesale distribution companies have attended previous Large Company Operations Roundtables:

  • Allied Electronics
  • Benco Dental
  • Boelter Companies
  • Coastal Construction Products
  • Composites One, LLC
  • Curbell Plastics
  • Grabber Construction Products
  • Gustave A. Larson
  • HISCO
  • Hub Construction Specialties
  • IEWC
  • Inline Distribution
  • ISCO Industries, LLC
  • Kennicott Brothers
  • Lawson Products, Inc.
  • McNaughton McKay Electric Co
  • Munchs Supply Co Inc
  • PACE Inc
  • Pacesetter Steel
  • Palmer Donavin Mfg Co., (The)
  • Parksite, Inc.
  • Plumbing Distributors Inc.
  • Polymershapes
  • Power & Telephone Supply Co
  • Seal Rite Door
  • SYSCOM/EPCOM
  • T&A Supply Company
  • Team Horner
  • United Electric Supply Co
  • United Pipe & Steel
  • US Lumber Group
  • Werner Electric Supply Co

Meeting Location:
Chicago Hilton O’Hare
10000 W O’Hare Ave.               Click Here to Book Your Room
Chicago, IL 60666
(773) 686-8000

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