January Meeting Recap:
Pure Fishing Tour – Joint meeting with ASQ
In January, Kansas City IIE and the Kansas City chapter of American Society for Quality held a tour of the Pure Fishing distribution center. We had 10 IIE members, 10 ASQ members and and 4 non-members participate in the tour.
Pure Fishing’s 400,000 sq. ft. facility opened its doors in Kansas City in Oct 2008. The Kansas City DC is the primary DC for durables distribution for North America. Durables include rods, reels, and tools and accessories. The two-shift facility has approximately 37,000 pallet locations and supports both B2B and B2C business. Within the building, there are approximately 3000 SKUs. Pure Fishing uses SAP for its WMS, MagicLogic for cartonization and ConnectShip is used for all shipment rating and routing.
Our tour was led by one of our KC IIE members, Jason Duncan. We would like to extend our thanks to Jason and the rest of the Pure Fishing team that assisted with our tour! Thank you!
February Meeting Recap:
Innovation Engineering Overview and Roundtable
Our February meeting was held on February 29 on Innovation Engineering. Our presenter was MAMTC’s Mark Chalfant from the Manhattan, KS Office. A small group of 8 people met at the Pizza Maker in Lenexa and learned about the basics
of an Innovation Engineering Management System (IEMS). The meeting concluded with a roundtable discussion about IEMS and how it may apply at the various companies or organizations present at the meeting.