If I were to tell you that the Warehouse Manager could be the most valuable employee at a company would you be shocked? I’m sure that your first immediate reaction is, “Are you kidding?” How could a Warehouse guy, who probably only makes $10.00- $15.00 /hr, be the Most Valuable Employee at a company? What about Sales? What about the big wigs that are making the 6 figure salaries? Look at this now Warehouse logistics
Well, if you are in tuned with your position, understand the company, and are staying up to date with related Supply Chain & Logistic information that pertains to your company, this is not hard to imagine. I had the good fortune to work with a variety of different personalities while I was a courier at Federal Express, from the janitor to the CEO. I had the pleasure of meeting a gentleman who very much impressed me.
The gentleman’s name was Mark, and he was not your typical “Warehouse Guy”. He made the effort to learn about his company’s business. Not just the typical, “what they make, what they do, or who his customers were…” But Mark new his position well. He had very detailed instructions to the other employees as to how to get the job done in the event he took some time off. He also had a passion for working in the warehouse. Mark read so much about Supply Chain & Logistics that his manager asked him, would he be interested in going after a Supply Chain Certificate.
Although, there was never promise of a pay raise, he became very excited about the opportunity. He looked upon it as a way to broaden his horizons, and become more of an attribute to his company. Although I couldn’t see the actual effects at first, I could tell in him, that his responsibilities and functions were changing. Instead of him being on the docks, working hard, he was now in an office behind computers, working just as hard. Instead of him, busting through piles of boxes, I began noticing that his box pile was ever so dramatically decreasing, and becoming spread out throughout the week.