April 3 Optional Add-Ons: Exclusive Distribution Facility “Backstage” Tours

Our popular Ecommerce Operations Summit tours take place on the afternoon of April 3 and offer a live look at all aspects of fulfillment as leading ecommerce, direct-to-customer retailers and service providers host you on backstage-style guided tours of their facilities. It’s an attendee favorite each year – and they sell out each year. See the latest equipment and systems in action, learn from industry leaders and get your questions answered. (Note: $50 fee applies to each. Sign up online when you register. There are no waiting lists available once tours sell out. Note that fees cover transportation; tour hosts do not receive fees for providing tours.)

This year we are proud to offer tours with industry experts Abercrombie & Fitch, Amazon, Ascena Retail,  DHL eCommerce and SEKO. See times below and sign up online before they sell out.

Abercrombie & Fitch

Come see A&F’s one million-sq.-ft. dedicated ecommerce fulfillment center. The building was redesigned in 2015 specifically to meet the needs of the growing DTC business across the A&F and Hollister brands. Along the tour you’ll see their three-level pick tower, multi-shuttle tote buffer, cross-belt sorter and 36 putwalls. In addition, you’ll experience their latest investment in Lucas System’s Voice picking platform.

Bus Departs Convention Center: 1:00 PM
Tour: 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Bus Returns to Convention Center: 3:00 PM

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Amazon - SOLD OUT

Please note: This tour is filled to capacity. 

Bus Departs Convention Center: 2:30 PM
Tour: 3:00 – 4:15 PM
Bus Returns to Convention Center: 4:45 PM

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Ascena Retail

You can’t miss this tour—an incredible distribution center with over 670,000 sq. ft. of processing space designed for speed and efficiency with 16 lanes, 8 traversing cantilevered uploads, DMS with over 80,000 locations and the largest automated storage and retrieval system in North America… 11 crane aisles 65 feet tall each with two mast and three load handling devices holding up to 420,000 cases.

Bus Departs Convention center: 3:00 PM
Tour: 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Bus Returns to Convention Center: 5:00 PM

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DHL eCommerce
Bus Departs Convention Center: 2:00 PM
Tour: 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Bus Returns to Convention Center: 4:00 PM
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SEKO & Rickenbacker Airport Tour

Come join us – on the tarmac and in the cargo seat of a 747-8 at one of the world’s only cargo-dedicated airports. Get up close and personal as we discuss connecting your on-the-ground logistics with air freight. Rickenbacker Airport’s proximity to nearly 50% of the U.S. attracts major U.S. retail fulfillment centers because of increased speed-of-delivery and SLA fulfillment for inbound/outbound ecommerce logistics. The tour begins at the airport for a hand’s on discussion of air freight amid a plane getting prepped for takeoff and concludes a few blocks away at SEKO’s distribution center – a unique case study and discussion on creating an efficient loop between fulfillment centers and air freight execution.

Bus Departs Convention center: 12:00 PM
Tour: 12:15 – 1:30 PM
Bus Returns to Convention Center: 1:45 PM

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