I've been here listening and occasionally contributing for a while but just now getting around to writing my bio. The primary reason for the delay was the fact that the company I was working for at the time was so dysfunctional and I wanted my bio to reflect a more positive situation. I'm happy to say that I'm there now, working for a large international retailer whose forcus on employee satisfaction, communication and performance management is right in line with all the principles I have learned from MT. And the company's commitment to quality, value and convenience earn numerous repeat customers from across the globe.
I have a unique position for a distribution center - as a shift manager I have complete responsibility for operation in a 1.6M sq. ft. DC but I report to two Area managers, Inbound and Outbound. Even within the company the other DCs do not adhere to this practice. I'm not sure I agree with the concept and questioned it before coming on board but in the end it will ensure that I have adequate experience in all facets of the business and will be better prepared for future opportunities.
My home is in SC but I'm working through 4th quarter in VA, learning the business in a compressed training program. In January I'll be moving back to help open a new DC in SC.