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IWLA Board Director Geoff Hukins (Argos Software) introduces our “Managing Technology Change in Operations panel”. #TechOps
left to right: Doug Williams, Ohio Logistics-Findley’s Tall Timbers; Douglas Varga, Barrett Distribution Centers; Howard Kamerer, WOW Logistics; moderator Geoff Hukins of Argos.
DON’T MISS THESE OPPORTUNITIES:
• Check out the New Varieties Showcase– The must-see look into the future
• Advance your career with Professional Development Seminars
• Connect with the best in the industry by joining the Networking Events: “Women in Horticulture”, “Young Nursery Professionals” & “Pub Crawl”
• Visit the Demo Stage: national experts will share the latest products and plants.
Look forward to seeing you at booth #10049!
The IWLA Annual Convention and Expo will be held in Orlando from March 10th through 12th.
For those who are members of this association, you already realize the value proposition membership delivers. If you are not a member, I would recommend you visit www.iwla.com and consider the benefits of membership. I would like you all to consider attending this high value event.
Argos has been an associate member of this body for 2 decades. Some 6 years ago we seriously considered dropping our membership because we questioned the value proposition for us. On reflection I decided the problem was not with the association, but with us. We joined the association, exhibited at the annual convention and expected benefits to flow from that. No really significant benefits followed and so we questioned our membership.
At that time I decided we needed to be more proactive in our approach. I joined a number of committees, looked at the services offered (usually at no charge to members) and began to leverage our membership. The value proposition changed significantly and today I am a champion of this association and a nominee for a seat on the board from March 12th.
The key factor in this change has been recognizing the value of involvement. This is equally true for the warehouse members as it is for us as associate members. Networking with your peers, examining and benchmarking best practices, taking opportunities in the areas of education and legal positioning in staffing and contracts, having your voice heard in political forums are all available to you. Finding skilled employees in the career center, highlighting your existence and capabilities in the Logistics Services Locator for prospective customers and extending your reach through collaborative efforts with other members are just some of the benefits the active members are enjoying.
I look forward to seeing you in Orlando next month.
This association provides far more advantage than even many members realize.
We are back from Portland, Ore and we are full of great memories after 3 days of a successful trade show !
Thanks to the OAN for this great 2012 Farwest Show! We enjoyed meeting the exhibitors around us and talking with the visitors that stopped by our booth ! It was also a pleasure to see our customers over there: Klupenger Nursery, Fowler Nursery and Weyerhaeuser were there. Finally, congratulations to our partner Fall Creek who won the 2012 “outstanding plant award” for his variety of blueberries.
See you next year in the Oregon Convention Center…