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.