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10-09-2014 Follett Facility Tour

Follett Tour

Event Overview:
Take a tour of Follett’s newly constructed 574,457 square-foot distribution center in Aurora, IL.  The opening of the facility has dramatically increased Follett’s processing productivity to make more books available for wholesale and direct-to-consumer orders for its higher education business.

To meet an increase in market demand, Follett’s Aurora facility features industry-leading material handling technology from Kiva Systems, Inc. to drive this productivity and efficiency.  This cutting-edge order fulfillment system uses hundreds of mobile robots that pick-up and transport inventory pods directly to order pickers.  This “goods-to-person” fulfillment technology increases productivity, improves accuracy and enables a level of customer service unprecedented in the industry.

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About Follett | follett.com
Since 1873, Follett has served as the trusted partner in education for students and educators at all levels of learning. Today Follett delivers physical and digital learning materials, retail services, school content and management systems to more than 70,000 early childhood, primary and secondary schools, and on more than 1,000 college and university campuses. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett is a $2.7 billion privately held company.


•  1:00 pm – 1:30 pm            Registration and Networking
•  1:30 pm – 2:00 pm            Follett Higher Education Group Overview
•  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm            Facility Tour
•  3:00 pm – 3:30 pm            Afternoon Snack, Q&A, Networking

Follett, 2805 Duke Pkwy, Aurora, IL 60504 Directions

Cost:    $30 member   |    $45 non-member


Event Contact: Chris Chapman, chris.t.chapman@kcc.com

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