VWR is considered a global leader in the distribution of laboratory equipment, consumables and supplies. Their supply chain is complicated due to the global nature of their business which includes the distribution of goods for over 1800 manufacturers. VWR has achieved excellence in “on time and full” with a record of 95% plus performance. NAPM-DE is sponsoring a tour of the VWR Distribution Center in Bridgeport NJ which may be valuable to APICS members. Supply Management professionals must understand inventories and their management, material handling alternatives, software support, logistics management, and international transportation, so this is an excellent opportunity to learn through seeing.
APICS members can participate and receive re-cert points by attending these functions.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
We are to meet in the VWR parking lot at 9:30 Am with a plan to start at 10 or earlier if we get everyone there prior to 10.
The VWR Bridgeport, NJ location is just off of Exit 10 from Rt 295 N from the DE Memorial Bridge and South from the Commodore Barry Bridge.
The meeting and tour will take us up to lunch time with a cold lunch to be provided by VWR.
Business casual attire including walk through of a warehouse which means leather shoes but no open toe shoes.
No Cost, but you will need to provide your own transportation.
By Friday, Feb 18 to
Thomas F. Martinelli, C.P.M.