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2020 POMS College of Supply Chain Management Mini-Conference Announcement

The POMS College of Supply Chain Management is proud to announce that it will organize a tour of the Target distribution center in Fridley on Thursday April 23rd, 2020 from 1 pm to 5 pm (the day before the POMS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN starts). This distribution center plays a key role in ensuring that products arrive at the Target stores and consumer doorsteps on time. 

We are happy to share the details of this exciting tour and a tentative agenda:

Tour Details:

Participants can expect to see:

  • A brief overview of Target's history, transformation, and examples of exciting new guest/digital initiatives.
  • A detailed overview of Target's Global Supply Chain & Logistics team: physical network/assets, building formats, stores support, guest services and operational initiatives.
  • An "on the floor" tour of our facility, equipment, team routines, communication vehicles, safety school/efforts, and planning.
  • An interactive discussion led by Training & Change and HR leaders; focused on: talent management in Supply Chain, development opportunities, career pathing, etc.

Note that all participants will be required to sign an NDA upon arrival.

Tentative Agenda:


Departure time from the hotel


Group arrives at the drop-off point




1. Introduction to Target

2. Outline of tour locations


Split group and start tour


Switch the group & continue tour


Whole group together for
final Q&A and casual conversation


Group leaves Target


Following the Target tour, we will join other colleges for the general reception (at the conference hotel) from 6 pm to 7:30 pm and then head to our SCM College dinner/reception (location TBD) starting at 7:30 pm. 

Participation in the tour (and the College dinner in the evening) requires registration for the mini-conference, which can be obtained via the POMS conference website (at the same time or separately at a later time from the registration to the main conference): On-site registration is also possible (subject to space constraints on the bus).

We look forward to seeing you all in Minneapolis!

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