Safety Programs that Stick  
A robust and engaging safety program can offer managers the most valuable workplace asset – peace of mind that employees will adhere to best practices. A safety program that fails to engage personnel after initial presentations, however, ultimately detracts from a company’s efforts, potentially leading to financial and regulatory headaches. Join this session to explore ideas for crafting memorable and easy-to-learn safety programs that stick with employees long after orientation.


Living Through a Department of Labor Audit
The Department of Labor (DOL) announced plans to increase audits specifically across the distribution and warehousing industries. When they come calling, it’s important to be ready to answer with the right records, representatives, and response strategy. This session’s speakers, all veterans of DOL audits, will guide you through a recent audit case study to show what works, what’s ineffective, and how your everyday approach to personnel policy will dictate your preparedness when the feds arrive at your doorstep. 


10 Warehouse Tweaks to Raise Your Profit Margin ​
In tough economic conditions, every dollar counts.This timely session will train you to bring fresh eyes to viewing your warehouse operation – a perspective that will help you see the dollars floating away due to inefficiencies small and large. You will leave with actionable tips that will make your financial officers happy without disrupting your operations workforce.


Maximizing Life Cycle Management​
A more thorough understanding of life cycle management can optimize efficiencies to the bottom line, just as an incomplete approach to managing all of the facets of maintaining and optimizing assets can leave a company running behind. In this session, our experts will explain strategies that can help even the most experienced manager better utilize and forecast data for their company’s most valuable assets.


Before There is a Union Organzing Attempt  ​
Too often an organization only begins to plan its response to a union attempt after they have been notified, leaving them playing defense on more difficult terrain. This session is designed to explore both arenas: strategic prevention before a union attempt and carefully planned response after. The speakers will help you examine your company’s current policies, procedures, and culture in the context of labor organization activities, as well as plans to have ready to activate if you do get notified and the clock starts ticking.


Food Safety in Operations
Carefully orchestrated coordination between Operations and Food Safety can make or break an audit or inspection. Beginning with training essentials and continuing through day/night safety plans, preparing for unforeseen circumstances, and implementing effective communication that keeps all parties on the same page, this session will provide the complete picture of a successful food safety program.


Making the Most of Your Food Donation Program
Members of IFDA’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee will present a newly created resource kit tailored to help foodservice distribution companies of all sizes build a successful food donation program. Attendees will learn the internal, external, and financial benefits of operating a food donation program – from supporting local communities to boosting recruitment and retention – as well as how to standardize tracking, communications tips and templates, and overall best practices used by those who have launched and built robust programs.