Your Place to Build Powerhouse Ops!

DSC is your annual operations workout with insights and resources that can strengthen your performance.
October 21 - 23, 2014 | Indiana Convention Center | Indianapolis, IN

Distribution Solutions Conference

The Distribution Solutions Conference is your annual operations workout. This conference provides insights and resources that can strengthen your warehouse and transportation operations, addresses key human resource concerns, and provides vision on strategic issues for company leadership. Get to the gym! Register today!

2014 Distribution Solutions Conference

Got Powerhouse Ops? Each week leading up to the conference, we are sharing great content from resources on this year's agenda. Consider this the warm-up before you hit the gym!

Powerhouse Ops 1: The Leadership Factor
Powerhouse Ops 2: Driver Shortage? IFDA Members Share Solutions
Powerhouse Ops 3: Operational Structure & Aligning Your People
Powerhouse Ops 4: The Future of Your Company
Powerhouse Ops 5: Transportation Boot Camp

Highlights on this year's agenda:

Alison Levine will open 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.

Mike Ditka joins us on Day 2 of the conference. This legendary NFL coach, player, and commentator will be with us to share lessons he has learned through a life of commitment and attention to the fundamentals.

Opening Day Super Sessions on Big Issue Topics
• Amazon.com: The Potential Impact on Foodservice Distribution
• Leadership Development that Works
• Back to the Future II: A Look at the U.S. Economy

All Things Energy - Post Conference Fuel & Energy Summit
Understanding energy technology, costs, choices, and policy are essential issues for distributors and we have a serious post conference crash course to bring you up to date and help you make more informed decisions. A separate fee is required to attend.

Plus Our Conference Core & Two Specials Events
> Workshops on warehouse, transportation, technology, HR, and executive topics.
> Exposition with the latest equipment & technology + 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

Who Should Attend?
If you distribute food, this conference is for you! The subjects discussed are appropriate for company leadership and decision makers in: Operations, Transportation, Technology/IT, Human Resources, Risk Management, & Supply Chain.


Agenda

Tuesday, October 21

Opening Keynote, Super Sessions, Workshops & Expo

DSC 2014 opens with a leadership message from Alison Levine, followed by Super Sessions, Workshops, and the Expo Grand Opening. The Expo includes a closing reception.

Wednesday, October 22

Mike Ditka, Expo, Workshops, and Networking

Day 2 of DSC 2014 opens with NFL Legend Mike Ditka, followed by the DSC Expo, concurrent workshops, and a Networking Event at Victory Field.

Thursday, October 23

Workshops and Inspiring Closing Session

The final day features workshops, a closing session with Paralympics Gold Medalist Mike Schlappi, and an optional post conference Fuel & Energy Summit

FULL AGENDA

Registration & Brochure

Register Now

Registration is open and the full conference brochure is available online. - See more at: http://www.ifdaonline.org/Events/IFDA-SMart-Conference#sthash.wtaZsRHa.dpuf
Registration is open and the full conference brochure is available online.

Hotel & Travel

October 21-23, 2014

Marriott Indianapolis

This year's DSC takes place in Indianapolis, home of the Indy 500.