I have been working at the Springfield plant for two months now and have begun implementing improvements for my materials management project. Last Monday, a trial was performed to observe a new process of making a pasta SKU more easily accessible for production lines to pull from. During the trial, we were able to eliminate the need for a storage site. This improvement was my first step in achieving my cost saving targets. Aside from this recent win, I plan to reduce trailer usage in the north warehouse bays throughout the plant. Along with my project, I am the distribution supervisor for 2nd shift.
The city has also has had plenty to offer since I first arrived. Last week there were multiple events including the Japanese, Greek, and Mother’s brewery festivals. Lake County Soccer organizes soccer leagues throughout the year and I joined one of the indoor teams for the current season. One of the associates at the plant also told me about a nearby gym where he trained in Muay Thai kickboxing. I went to the gym before the labor day weekend and just finished my first full week of training with a retired pro. Overall, I am looking forward to getting my ideas implemented and enjoying more of the city!