IDIS students tour Consolidated Electrical Distributors

Students in the Industrial Distribution and Logistics (IDIS) program toured Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED) in Winterville as a learning activity for a hands-on warehousing course. CED is one of the nation’s largest electrical supply distribution networks, with nearly 600 locations in 47 states. Students were able to see firsthand how products move through a local distributor, from receiving operations to product storage, and then through order picking to serve customers. IDIS hosts several field trips during the semester so students can relate text book concepts to real life. In addition to CED, trips this semester include Thermo Fisher Scientific, Hyster Yale and Amazon.