THIS Special Event has reached capacity.

Amazon Fulfillment Center Tour & Leadership Discussion has reached capacity.  Members who are able to attend will be notified via email.

Amazon Fulfillment Center
605 S. Bullard Ave.
Goodyear, AZ 85338

Learn about our Special Event with Amazon 

PLEASE NOTE:  This event has reached capacity 

Attendees will learn how Amazon is innovating in the areas of fulfillment, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and more. Attendees will participate in a tour of the fulfillment center and engage in a small group discussion with Amazon leaders who will share how the company’s approach to innovation bridges to the broader healthcare industry.

Participants will experience:

1-hour, in-depth small group tours focused on how Amazon has “blown up the model” of traditional distribution and the Amazon view of logistics
Case study exercise on innovation and where Amazon has failed and how they learn from failure
Leadership Discussion on “Driving a Culture of Innovation – the Amazon Example” including these topics:
  • Changing relationships of suppliers and providers
  • Inflation
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Logistics managed outside of the healthcare supply chain
  • Labor and Talent Management
  • Strategic Partnership
  • Sourcing Strategies


This event has reached its capacity of attendees.  Members who are able to participate as part of the 65 available spaces will be notified via email confirmation. There will be Dress Code requirements provided by Amazon communicated to participants prior to arrive at the Forum (including closed toe shoes and an orange safety vest provided by Amazon).

Wednesday, October 19

Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)

12:00 PM -
1:00 PM

Lunch at The Scottsdale Resort for Amazon Tour participants after SMI Forum concludes

1:00 PM

Buses promptly depart the Scottsdale Resort

2:00 PM

Arrive Amazon Fulfillment Center

2:00 PM -
4:30 PM

Tours and Educational Content (small group tours for 1 hour, educational leadership discussion for 1.5 hours) including snack break

4:30 PM

Buses depart Amazon returning to the hotel for a networking dinner

For those leaving directly to the airport, Uber or Lyft is recommended.

5:30 PM - 8:00PM

SMI hosted Dinner at The Scottsdale Resort