Logistics and Distribution Peer Group Meeting 

Colony Brands Distribution Center Tour 
August 07, 2019 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM 
Join us for a distribution center tour with a discussion on automation at Colony Brands. 

Colony Brands has graciously agreed to invite UWEBC member companies to tour their 2 year old consumer goods facility in Sun Prairie.

Colony acquired the previous Famous Footwear facility (approx. 400,000 ft2) and started with an empty shell and a plan. Starting with a complete physical redesign inside, they backed it up with system functionality to allow for growth and automate tasks to drive efficiency and reduce the need to ramp up labor needs during peak season.

The day will start of an overview of their journey and continue with a physical tour. We will reconvene for lunch and a discussion on what others are doing in the automation space to help drive efficiency, followed by breakout discussions relevant to you (see below).

  • Space will be limited to 40 attendees
  • Please wear closed toes shoes and no heels.

    Participate in Customizing the Agenda: You’ll have the opportunity to play an active part in shaping the agenda for this session – and to maximize its relevance for you – by suggesting and selecting topics for break-out discussions. Once the agenda is complete, you choose the discussions you want to join. This will be a highly interactive session so come prepared to share your questions, challenges and insights!


  • Agenda Items:
    10:00 AM Introductions
    10:15 AM Colony Brands Distribution Overview
    10:40 AM Start of Warehouse Tour
    11:50 AM Lunch
    12:30 PM Group Discussion
    2:00 PM Adjourn
    Colony Brands, Sun Prairie Warehouse 
    Events Team, 608-262-1145, UWEBCevents@wisc.edu 


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