This year, the POMS College of Supply Chain Management is organizing a tour in lieu of a mini-conference at the upcoming POMS conference in Orlando. It will take place on Thursday May 5, 2016 (the day before the POMS conference starts) from 1:30 to 3:30pm. The tour is of is the primary Merchandise Distribution Center (DC2) for Walt Disney World. The facility holds between 18K-22K unique items at a time, fluctuating seasonally, and supports over 300 locations ranging from small kiosks to 100K square foot stores as well as, all four Disney Cruise Line ships, Disney Vacation Clubs in Hilton Head and Vero Beach, and the Disney Store Online facility in Memphis. In 2008, the warehouse underwent a multi-million dollar automation and system upgrade, including the installation of nearly two miles of powered conveyor, an electronic warehouse control and management system, and a new pick mezzanine.
Transportation from the Hilton hotel will be organized, with busses leaving at 1pm. The tour will last about 2 hours, including a Q&A session with distribution center managers. After returning to the hotel, we will host a reception from 4:30 to 6pm. The participation fee for this event is $40 (only $20 for doctoral students).
The registration for the tour is now closed.