Warehouse workshop sessions to develop decision-making, improve operations & reduce costs.

Preparing for FSMA 204
The FDA Food Traceability Final Rule could have a significant impact on distributors’ food safety procedures. Get clear, actionable insight into the status and implementation of FSMA 204 from IFDA’s Government Affairs Team and Food Safety Committee.

Safety Programs That Stick
In facilities filled with new employees and constant activity, putting time and creativity into safety training development is an investment that will keep your operation humming. This session will explore ideas for crafting memorable and easy-to-learn safety programs that stick with employees long after orientation. 
Speaker: Ken Cosby, Dir., Safety and Compliance, Performance Food Group

Maximize Your Assets
Whether you’re a long-time distribution operations veteran or new to the industry, you won’t want to miss our experts’ best secrets for extending the lifecycle and lead times of your company’s most valuable warehouse equipment.

A Healthy Workplace is a Happy One
New technology and better understanding of physical and mental stressors are making it easier than ever to improve the employee experience without denting productivity. Explore the big impact of small changes, such as the use of wearables and athletic trainers, mental health resources, and more.

Warehouse Security and Emergency Preparedness
With millions of dollars’ worth of products flowing through foodservice distribution warehouses, it’s imperative to have a tight security plan that encompasses employee training, easy-to-understand checklists, and emergency preparedness procedures. Enhance your security with tips from our industry veteran panelists.
Boost Employee Health and Productivity through Ergonomics
In conjunction with the Ohio State University, IFDA recently conducted research about the use of ergonomics to improve the day-to-day working environment for food distribution employees. This session will explore the results and explain how implementing ergonomics best practices can benefit both workers and your bottom line.

Colleague Connect
In these peer-driven discussions, you’ll learn directly from industry colleagues through candid and colloquial discussions focusing on transportation, warehouse, human resources and women in foodservice.