Industrial distribution students visit Purvis Industries

Purvis #2A group of close to 80 students from the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, visited Purvis Industries in Houston as a part of their Distributor Informational Management (IDIS 344) class.  Purvis is one of the nation’s largest independent wholesale distributors.  

The trip gave the students an opportunity to see first-hand all the various functions performed by a distributor including the use of its Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP). 

The students had the opportunity to tour Purvis’ facilities, ask questions and be briefed on how Purvis does business. After lunch, the students finished their tour and had another opportunity to ask questions. 

The trip contributed to the overall learning objectives of the class.