Event Announcement: Dream Big Film Showing

Join IISE this Thursday for a showing of Dream Big: Engineering Our World

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In partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first of its kind film for IMAX® and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world. Filmmaker Greg MacGillivray explores the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels — big and small — and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 5:30 PM
B&B Regnier Extreme Screen at Union Station
30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

This is a great event for friends and family! The film is inspiring and showcases incredible engineering designs from around the world.  Bring your family along and inspire the next generation of engineers!

Tickets: $6 per person
Networking to follow at Pierponts in Union Station

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Event Announcement: KCMN Summer Networking Event

Mark your calendar for the networking event of the summer:  Thursday, August 24th from 4-7 PM.

Join IISE at the 6th Annual KCMN Summer Networking event!  Wrap up your summer by having a beverage with your fellow manufacturers, and making some new connections. Note: this is a members only event – it’s open to KCMN, IISE, CCAI, SME, APICS, & ASQ members and invited guests. 

iWerx Co-Working & Event Space
1520 Clay Street
North Kansas City, MO 64116
August 24, 2017  4-7 PM
Admission: $25

iWerx, located just off Burlington in North KC, offers office space and event space with a fun environment, massive bar and is right in the heart of KC’s hot new entertainment district, dubbed by the KC Biz Journal as ‘Industrial-Strength’ entertainment. NEW this year – Restless Spirits Distilling, 2016 Distillery of the Year for Missouri, will be sampling their wares, and we’ll also feature KC-produced craft beers! Admission includes 2 complimentary beverages, as well as great appetizers from Dean & Deluca, plus an opportunity to network with fellow manufacturers- all for only $25 per person.

  • Event limited to the first 150 people who sign up
  • Networking activities, delicious food and an amazing drink selection!
  • Proceeds benefit the scholarship funds for the participating organizations.
  • Advance registration is required, (online or donna@kcmn.org) No walk-ins will be accepted at the door
  • Pay online at http://tinyurl.com/iwerx2017 OR Cash or check at the door – due to 6 organizations involved, no invoicing

Event Announcement: Kansas Speedway Tour & Intern Day

Have you ever wanted to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Kansas Speedway?

This year’s Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers Intern Day will include a tour of the Kansas Speedway followed by networking.  Join us at the Speedway on Wednesday, July 26th at 3:30 pm for a tour.  Following the tour, there will be a networking session at Granite City which will be sponsored by Allied Global Services.

Tour
 3:30 pm
Kansas Speedway
400 Speedway Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66111

Networking
Appetizers sponsored by
Allied Global Services

5:00 pm
Granite City
1701 Village W Pkwy
Kansas City, KS 66111

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JCPenney Facility Tour

JCPenney is one of America’s leading retailers, operating over 1000 stores, a $1 billion website, and dedicated to fitting the diversity of America with unparalleled style, quality and value. The 2 million square foot JCPenney facitility in Lenexa houses both an .com Logisitics Center and Store Support Center. The DLC fulfills internet orders for customers in 18 states and ships them either directly to the customer or to a store of their choice. The Store Support Center is primarily a cross dock facility designed to be the back storeroom for nearly 120 Midwest stores.

The tour will begin at 3:00 pm, Thursday, February 25th. Please wear enclosed shoes. Pictures are not allowed. Please enter the guest entrance at the below address. You can check in at the Security desk in the lobby where the group will meet for the tour.

JCPenney Logistics
10500 Lackman Road
Lenexa, KS 66219

WHEN
Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST) 
WHERE
JCPenney Logistics, 10500 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66219

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Join the KC IIE Board

Do you: …love Industrial Engineeringwant to dedicate time learning more about the Industrial Engineering fieldwant to participate in facility tours at companies in the KC Metro area and beyondwant to help further the Industrial Engineering discipline in the KC Metro area

Join the Kansas City Institute of Industrial Engineer’s board!

Current open positions include but are not limited to:

  • President Elect
  • Secretary
  • Corporate Relations

Contact Co-President: Anita Noller, Anita.Noller@hallmark.com or Co-President: Keith Johnson, Keith.Johnson@hallmark.com

 

Kansas City IIE – Networking Happy Hour at Saints Pub & Patio

Join KCIIE for a no frills, networking hang-out at Saints Pub and Patio to talk Royals baseball & Industrial Engineering and have a good time with your IE counterparts in the KC area!

When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Saints Pub & Patio, 16804 W. 89th St., Lenexa, KS 66219
Price: FREE FREE FREE !!! The chapter will provide appetizers, come and join us.

Attend Event   Let us know at this link if you’ll be there so we can reserve seats.

Distinguished Fellow and Early Career IE: Local KC IIE Award Winners

HUGE Congratulations to your local Kansas City IIE CHAPTER’S 2015 IIE Fellow and Outstanding Early Career IE Award RECIPIENTS, Anita Ranhotra and Carl Kirpes.

Anita and Carl were awarded during the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2015, in Nashville, TN.

The Fellow Award: Anita Ranhotra, one of this year’s distinguished recipients

Recognizes outstanding leaders of the profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial engineering. A fellow is the highest classification of IIE membership.

Not more than 20 fellows can be named each year. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in both professional career and service to industrial engineering.

Professional Career
Candidates must excel in at least one of the following three specific criteria:

  • Management – Has achieved significant results and has made notable contributions to running or managing organizations or departments that include industrial engineering or related functions. The organizations may be in industry, government, or academe.
  • Technical innovation – Has made significant contributions relating to industrial engineering through the creation of new methodology and/or philosophy and its dissemination through media such as books, journals, magazines, conferences, and meetings, as well as broadcast and Web communications.
  • Practice innovation – Has made significant contributions to industrial engineering practice through the design and implementation of industrial engineering techniques including measurement of the resulting benefits.

Service to Industrial Engineering
Candidates must qualify in two of the following three specific criteria and excel in at least one:

  • IIE service – Has volunteered significant time and effort on behalf of IIE.
  • Interdisciplinary activity – Has volunteered significant time and been active in national or international leadership with other groups that relate to industrial engineering.
  • Leadership in promoting industrial engineering – Has significantly enhanced the visibility and impact of industrial engineering through promotional activities.
The Outstanding Early Career IE in Business/Industry Award: Carl Kirpes, this year’s recipient

Recognizes individuals in business/industry who have made significant engineering contributions in the application, design, research or development of IE methods. The award recognizes individuals who have shown outstanding characteristics in leadership, professionalism and potential in the field.