Seeing is believing. It's one thing to read about advancements in technology, but there's no substitute for experiencing them in action.
That's why RILA has added distribution center tours to the lineup of activities at this year's Retail Supply Chain Conference. When the conference heads to Phoenix, AZ, this February 25-28, in addition to the usual blockbuster lineup of top speakers and educational sessions, attendees will also have the chance to tour two cutting-edge retail distribution facilities nearby.
DICK'S Sporting Goods is the country's leading sporting goods retailer, and recently opened its Phoenix distribution center to support its expansion in the western United States—both via stores and direct-to-consumer operations. The 600,00 square-foot facility is the fourth addition to DICK'S growing distribution network, and features the latest in material handling technology. It's also a sustainability showpiece, with environmentally-conscious building materials as well as operating technology and processes. DICK'S will share the journey of how the facility plays an integral role in serving the customer.
REI's latest distribution center is a cutting-edge facility located in the desert outskirts of Phoenix. Groundbreaking application of innovative material handling systems and processes has helped consistently exceed performance targets, to better serve and delight customers. The net-zero building powers itself, with a 280,000-square foot solar array that generates more electricity than it uses. In addition to energy efficiency, the building has innovative management of resources including water, like a non-evaporative HVAC system that keeps the building pleasant even in the desert heat. REI and solution provider DMW&H will be on hand to share inside details of the design, build, and operation.
Join us at the Retail Supply Chain Conference in Phoenix, and get a behind-the-scenes look at two of the top distribution centers in the industry today!