CCWA is excited to partner with Colliers and other industry partners to host the 5th Annual LogistX Games to be held Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Richmond Distribution Center: 4667 Carolina Ave, Richmond, VA 23222. The competition allows for local companies to showcase their skills and expertise in the supply chain and distribution industries. Colliers, Virginia Credit Union, and The Port of Virginia return as platinum sponsors.
The logistics industry is very competitive in Central Virginia, and the employees are the backbone of each company. The LogistX Games honors those companies and employees, while building awareness for new talent to enter the industry.
–Wes Smith, Interim AVP, Workforce Development
Sponsorship opportunities available! Get Sponsorship Form here (PDF). Sponsorships will be used for scholarships for job seekers entering the Certified Logistics Certification program (CLT). These funds will directly benefit employers and job seekers by decreasing the skills and employment gap within the logistics industry.
How do the games work?
There are four events in the 2019 competition. They are each designed to test the teamwork, talent, efficiency and speed of each competing company. The games mirror the types of environments which logistics professionals work, but they are presented with a “twist.”
Those games are:
- Pallet Puzzle Sprint – Three-person teams each take 36 different-sized corrugated boxes from floor locations, assemble them and stack them on a pallet. The team with the quickest time wins.
- Pallet Jack Relay – Three-person teams participate in a timed pallet jack relay race through an obstacle course while keeping the boxes on the pallet.
- Pick/Pack Hurdle – Three-person teams move boxes from the pallet to a warehouse racking system while memorizing positioning and SKUs in a timed race.
- Box Put –Teams will have packed one box with fragile bottled liquid items, in the Pallet Puzzle Sprint event, utilizing selected packaging material from various options. During the Box Put event, one team member will then throw the box for distance and accuracy without breaking the contents.
An objective group of volunteers will serve as judges for the competition. The winning company will receive the “Golden Pallet” award.
Why Hold the LogistXGames?
First held in 2007 in Louisville, Ky., the games were created as a means for participating companies to build employee pride, foster teamwork principles and reinforce safety standards.
Previous Sponsors include: CBRE|Richmond, The Port of Virginia, Virginia Credit Union Arbon|Rite Hite, Panattoni, Capital Region Workforce Development Board, Becknell Industrial, Liberty Property Trust, Alpha Systems, Chesterfield Economic Development, Crown Lifts, Dominion Energy, Greater Richmond Partnership, Hanover County Economic Development Authority, Henrico County Economic Development Authority, Hood Container, Hourigan Development, Lutron, Manufacturing Skills Institute, Peaklogix, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Richmond Economic Development Authority, Riverside Logistics, SignCrafters, TK Promotions, Total Packaging Services, Williams Mullen and Worth Higgins & Associates. Tax deductible contributions will be designated for workforce development efforts including logistics/operation management industry training offered by CCWA.