[Pictures: Snapshot of my second week, people I work with, my desk, and ooh, cereal from the giveaway]
WHAT?! 20% of my internship is done, already?
This is how:
- One of my projects for the summer is to make sure the warehouse we have for our raw materials is utilized in the best possible manner, for both the east and west plant at our location. I am meeting with those who can guide me Monday morning after a week long discussion they were involved in detailing changes that will come about with the new Warehouse Management System that will go live before the end of the year.
- Another project involved labeling ingredient locations. I have toured the west plant ingredient planner on her audit to get an idea and have started talking to the material planners involved. I plan to go out in the plant myself and make notes this upcoming week to take my work on this aspect forward.
- The bulk receiving end for our East plant tracks incoming material manually. I am in the process of building a worksheet that will ensure that this process is carried out electronically in the future. I will review my progress and learn what else needs to be added so as to start using the document.
- Discussion regarding metrics measured and Key Performing Indicators (KPIs) used to measure these at all plants across the country and the ability to standardize these is on in full swing with the logistics interns across the nation. We will be presenting our deliverables on August 3rd at the headquarters in Minneapolis.
Besides the upkeep on these projects, we had the cereal giveaway at the plant so I have more cereal than I can consume in 8 weeks decorated in my apartment. Grabbing lunch with employees at the plant is giving me a chance to get to know them better. Networking to learn about all the different logistics roles one can take up in the future was also part of this last week for me, and I’ve been enjoying each second of it!
Oh, also, my roommate and I got LA Fitness memberships so we’re trying to keep up with that along with all the wonderful food we’re trying around here…