There’s a relaxed mood in the warehouse: "We laugh a lot"
The B-hall in the warehouse is a hub of activity. Cornelia Holmdahl and Johan Jansson are unpacking air filters and placing them on a truck for transport to the goods lifts, while Lotta Skullåker is repacking clamps and O-rings. Karin Olofsson starts the forklift while getting ready to receive the first delivery of the week.
Today there are around ten pallets that need to be driven to and lifted into the shelves while awaiting unpacking and delivery into the system. The mood in the team is good and there is a lot of laughter.
“This is genuine teamwork. If I don’t do my job, the others can’t do theirs. You have to support each other and follow the established procedures. And if there is something that does not work as designed, we trim the flow a little and find new, improved solutions. It may sound like an old cliché, but we are never stronger than the weakest link in the chain,” declares Karin, responsible for inward goods, who, along with Johan, assigns the tasks during the day. Karin continues:
“We receive a great number of consignments with items every week. The smallest nuts need to be handled and entered in the system and – not least – out in the shelves and goods lifts so that our colleagues in outward goods can do their job.”
"Our responsibility that things run smoothly"
They are also working flat out in the hall next door. All our customer orders are managed here, from small deliveries in letters to large deliveries on pallets. They are packed in several packages and made ready for collection by either PostNord, Schenker or DHL.
"Orders received before 3 p.m. need to be packed and shipped on the same day. It’s our responsibility to see that everything runs smoothly," says Julia Skoglund responsible for outward goods at the same time as she prints out orders from the system, takes her packing cart and heads off towards D-hall.
"Before I print out the orders I have chosen to sort them in hall order so I don’t have to run back and forth. You learn on the go," laughs Julia, a little tongue in cheek.
600 order every day
There’s a whir in one of the warehouse aisles and a forklift truck approaches. It’s Gabriel Gustavsson, 19, who needs to lift down a pallet of air filters.
"Everyone in the warehouse is offered the chance to attend truck training. It’s virtually a must. The uppermost shelves are really high up and it’s nicer if you can solve things yourself without having to ask for help," says Gabriel and lifts down the pallet of air filters.
On average, Gabriel and his fellow workers in outward goods handle 600 orders every day.
"Mondays are the busiest. Those who can usually start an hour earlier, but then they go home earlier another day instead."