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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware WC: REI Tour & Networking Event

02:30 PM - 07:00 PM



Register Today: Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware WC: REI Tour & Networking Event



Special Facility Tour Event

Thursday, September 14, 3:00 PM Tour of Facility
Networking Following Event: The Twisted Trout (2-min. away)
 
 
REI is a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Founded in 1938 by a group of Pacific Northwest mountaineers seeking quality equipment, REI operates retail stores nationwide, two online stores - www.rei.com and www.rei.com/rei-garage - and an adventure travel company, REI Adventures.

You will have the opportunity to tour REI's 525K sq. ft. Omni-Channel facility in Bedford Park, PA. The REI distribution center was constructed using the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, and was awarded LEED- New Construction Silver certification. The location on the Eastern Seaboard enables them to significantly reduce transit times and travel distances to replenish and fulfill customer orders, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions from trucking.

The REI DC is powered by a Manhattan Associates Warehouse Management System with capabilities to serve both our retail stores and e-commerce orders. The DC features an automated receiving system, over 6 miles of conveyance leading into the main shoe sorter and multi-level pick module utilizing wearable RF technology, enabling them to pick retail and e-commerce orders simultaneously.

With a focus on Corporate Social Responsibility, the DC showcases 2 solar panel fields located on the roof, over 360 skylights throughout the building and a recycling program that averages of 97.5% diversion from landfill. 
 

 
Agenda:
 
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Registration at REI
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Presentation & Tour Followed by Q&A
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Networking Refreshments at The Twisted Trout
Fee:
  Not a WERC member, but interested in joining click here

Member: $50
Non-member: $55
Student Member: $20
Location:
 

Location 1: Recreational Equipment Inc. (2:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
1400 Country Ridge Road
Bedford, PA 15522

Location 2: The Twisted Trout (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
4710 US Business 220
Bedford, PA 15522

Questions:
 

Registration questions? Contact the WERC Office at 630.320.5807 or jleon@werc.org.

Even questions? Contact Paul Delp at paul.delp@lansdalewarehouse.com

Registration:
 
RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, September 12 at 3pm
  • Pre-registration is required through the link below.
  • Registrations will not be accepted at the door.

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