Amazon to keynote upcoming logistics conference

DAYTON, Ohio (January 29, 2019) – The Dayton Area Logistics Association (DALA), a program of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, is proud to announce this year’s Southwest Ohio Logistics Conference will feature a speaker from the nation’s leader in ecommerce, Amazon.

Known for moving 1.6 million packages each day, Amazon has worked to streamline its logistics system, using strategic partnerships and carefully located fulfillment centers across the country.

At this year’s Southwest Ohio Logistics Conference, DALA will welcome Jane Tschanen, General Manager of Amazon’s Dayton/Monroe fulfillment center, as its keynote speaker on February 6, 2019 at the Sinclair Conference Center. Tschanen will provide insight specific to Amazon’s logistical approach and lessons that have led to the company’s success, including the significance of the Dayton/Monroe facility.

“There’s no doubt Amazon is the ecommerce leader in the U.S. Its sheer size has put the company in an influential position that is driving the future of the logistics industry. Amazon has also learned important lessons along the way that can be shared with our local businesses,” said Holly Allen, marketing & communications director for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. “We are so excited to be able to give our members this insight into the industry and its future.”

The conference also features topic-specific breakout sessions, including topics such as workforce issues, the demand for automated and guided vehicles in the industry, and how tariffs and trade issues have impacted the logistics industry.

The 4th annual Southwest Ohio Logistics Conference is sponsored by Taft/, Careworks, Dayton Freight, Heidelberg Distributing Company, Miami Industrial Trucks, Miller Valentine Group, Montgomery County, Rush Transportation & Logistics, Staffmark and Winsupply, Inc. It is open to the public. Anyone interested in attending should preregister at

The conference schedule is as follows:
(Wednesday, February 6, 2019)

  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibits Open
  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Opening Session: Great Hall
  • 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Breakout Sessions
  • 10:00 AM- 10:30 AM Break / Exhibits Open
  • 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Breakout Sessions
  • 11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Break / Exhibits Open
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Lunch Buffet / Exhibits Open
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Keynote Address, Jane Tschanen, Amazon: Great Hall

About the Dayton Area Logistics Association (DALA): Formed in 2015, DALA is a private sector business group that advocates and supports logistics and distribution companies, logistics and distribution suppliers and support services throughout the Dayton region. DALA is a program of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. DALA membership is available to all DACC members. Learn more about DALA at


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