Following the precedent of other programs in its Essentials brand of distribution profitability courses, the ASA Education Foundation and Jason Bader of The Distribution Team have teamed up to offer TheEssentials of Warehouse Operations©certificate courses in a series of regional seminars in 2010. “TheEssentials of Profitable Warehouse Operations©may just be our most important Essentials course to date,” said Foundation executive director Amy Black. “The bottom line for every distributor is operational excellence, no mistakes and getting the customer what they need when they need it. This course was developed to help the distributor’s team achieve that very goal.”
Taking the lead in introducing this fourth in the Essential brand of courses will be Jason Bader, managing partner of The Distribution Team. Jason is well-recognized as a consummate professional in providing excellence in inventory management training, business operations consulting and technology utilization to the wholesale distribution industry. Jason brings over 20 years of experience in a variety of operational teams. He has managed small and large facilities, and served in an executive management capacity for the last 10 years of his distribution career.
TheEssentials of Profitable Warehouse Operations©includes nine chapters on warehouse operations, inventory control, safety, security and other critical areas. It includes text materials, quizzes, the right to take an online final exam and a certificate of completion. A leader’s guide and in-house seminars are available to distributors who want to bring the Essentials program in-house.
The Foundation will launch the first workshop in collaboration with the North Central Wholesaler’s Association (NCWA) at the Findlay Inn and Conference Center in Findlay, Ohio on March 25th, 2010. “We are delighted and honored to be the first to make this course available to the distributors and manufacturers in the North Central region,” said Dan Schlosser, Executive Vice President of the NCWA.
Registration including a descriptive flyer is available from Dan Schlosser atDan310@earthlink.net,www.asa4.net, (513) 895-0695 or on the Industry Calendar atwww.asa.net.