PRESENTED by the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), the 2014 Distribution Solutions Conference (DSC) was conducted October 21–23 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis IN.
This conference provided insights and resources that can strengthen warehouse and transportation operations, address key human resource concerns, and provide vision on strategic issues for company leadership.
Alison Levine opened the conference with a discussion on leadership. She was captain of the First American Women’s Everest Expedition, is an adjunct West Point instructor on leadership, and is author of On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership.
On DSC’s day two, National Football League Hall of Famer, coach, player, and commentator Mike Ditka shared lessons he has learned through a life of commitment and attention to the fundamentals.
Opening day Super Session topics included:
•Amazon.com: The Potential Impact on Foodservice Distribution
•Leadership Development That Works
•Back to the Future II: A Look at the US Economy
At the All Things Energy—Post Conference Fuel & Energy Summit, attendees gained an understanding of energy technology, costs, choices, and policies.
Other DSC events included:
•Workshops on warehouse, transportation, technology, human resources, and executive topics
•Exposition with the latest equipment and technology, plus top service providers
•Roundtable intensives on Employee Recruitment & Retention and Safety & Risk Management
•Networking with peers from across the industry
•Pre-Conference Golf Tournament at Brickyard Crossing
•Opening members-only receptions
Access www.ifdaonline.org/ for more information.