Upcoming Programs & Events

Forever Changed: eCommerce’s Impact on Supply Chain Logistics @ Radisson Milwaukee West
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Program Overview:

Death of Shopping Malls. . . Rise of Urban Warehousing

A Christmas gift purchased on-line over lunch on Friday arrived on Saturday at 4pm.  How is this possible?  Logistics is rapidly changing to support local inventory deployment and direct-to-consumer delivery. 

Who would have thought that on-line shopping would so fundamentally change the nature of logistics? 

Over the past 10 years, traditional “Brick & Mortar” retailers have scrambled to compete with Amazon.com in the e-Tailing space, building on-line storefronts, expanding product offerings, and shifting logistics infrastructure from a Direct-to-Store focus to Direct-to-Consumer. The shift in customer buying behavior not only involves B2C (Business to Consumer), but also B2B (Business to Business) commerce. This program will explore these changes from several perspectives, including the shipper, carrier and real estate developer.

We invited a “Shipper”, Angelo Ventrone VP – Logistics, Uline, who will talk about the company’s efforts to shift from catalog wholesaler to on-line supplier, expand warehousing assets across the country, and handle on-time delivery on millions of shipments annually.  We invited a “Carrier” (and 3PL), Ken Carlson, Global Account Manager, UPS, who will talk about the shifting demand by transportation mode and how it is managing rising demand for small-package delivery, white-glove services, and drivers.  Our “Developer”, Jim Larkin, VP – Industrial Brokerage, Colliers International, will lend a unique perspective on the nature of supporting real estate assets, market changes, rents and facility design.

The program will conclude with a panel discussion and social networking time.

Agenda & Time:

2:00pm – 2:15pm Welcome & Introduction Kurt Baumann, Chairman
The Logistics Council
2:15 – 2:45pm Shipper’s Pespective Angelo Ventrone, VP-Logistics
2:45 – 3:15pm Carrier’s Perspective Ken Carlson, Global Account Manager
3:15 – 3:30pm Break  
3:30 – 4:00pm Developer’s Perspective Jim Larkin, VP – Industrial Brokerage
Colliers International
4:00pm Panel Discussion Speakers open to questions from the audience


Registration & Logistics:

Directions: (Intersection of Hwy 100 & North Avenue)
2303 N. Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226             
Cost:   Please pre-register for this event to ensure that space is available
  $45.00 Pre-paid with RESERVATION
  $55.00 AT-THE-DOOR


2018 State of Transportation
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Our annual State of the Industry presentation by Ben Hartford of RW Baird & Co.

31st Annual Scholarship Fundraiser at Harley-Davidson Museum @ Harley-Davidson Museum
Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Thank you to everyone who attended last year’s fundraiser.  With your help, we were able to award over $8,000 in scholarships to four deserving college students and fund several local logistics programs.

We have another great night of fun coming up for you!

This year our annual fundraiser will be held March 17th at the Harley Davidson Museum.  Let’s see how St. Paddy and the leprechauns handle the black leather and roaring engines of Harley Davidson!

You’ll enjoy exciting live and silent auctions, professional networking and delicious food all while enjoying the great atmosphere at Harley!  You’ll also receive a complimentary Harley-Davidson Museum admission ticket ($20 value) and a 10% off coupon for merchandise.  As usual, we will have many exciting items to bid on including unique sports memorabilia, bicycles, exercise equipment and more!  We encourage you to wear your green and festive attire as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style!

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Facility Tour at Lake Front Brewery
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a tour of Lakefront Brewery followed by the opportunity to network in a relaxed atmosphere.