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2019 Conference Dates:  May 8-10 - Lago Mar Resort, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

IFTLC’s 59th Annual Conference

 Ken Fister, Director Residential  Logistics La-Z-Boy

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Ken Fister leads all aspects of Logistics for La-Z-Boy Residential Manufacturing sites in regards to procuring domestic and international transportation for raw materials inbound to the plants and finished goods delivery to our dealer partners.  Ken overseas a $100 million spend in this role.  He has been with La-Z-Boy for eight years, starting as the Outbound Logistics Manager before being promoted to his current position.

Prior to joining La-Z-Boy, Ken had 25 years of previous experience in a variety of transportation/warehousing roles across the Food Manufacturing, Automotive, 3PL, LTL and Non-Profit sectors.  Ken worked at Keebler/Kellogg, EXEL/DHL, Roadway, Domino Pizza Distribution and others during points of his career.

Ken holds a BA degree from Michigan State University in Materials and Logistics management, focusing on Transportation/Physical Distribution.  He resides in Wayne, MI.

 Also presenting:

 Dr. Terry Esper, Associate Professor of Logistics at the Fisher College of Business of The Ohio State University

Rob Bulick, Senior Vice President and General Manager , Schneider


This year’s conference dates are May 8-10, 2019 with the early bird reception held on Tuesday May 7th. The location will once again be the beautiful Lago Mar Resort and Beach Club in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

American Journal of Transportation Article on Asian Furniture Imports.   Worth reading as it is based on a interview with Jeff Sears, Chairman, IFTLC

IFTLC's mission is to act as a resource to those in transportation and logistics functions in order to help them become more engaged, knowledgeable and effective at their jobs.  The organization also publishes a monthly newsletter to help members stay abreast of industry trends, latest legislation, events, and much more.  The organization holds a much-anticipated annual conference where all the segments of the logistics industry (retail stores, manufacturers, e-tailers and transportation companies) meet together to share ideas and gain important knowledge on industry topics.