Here at Karmelle, we’re proud to manufacture the majority of our parts in-house. And, with our stockroom growing by the month, we recently appointed an official storesman to organise and oversee it. Meet Tim Green, our newest team-member…
Welcome to Karmelle, Tim. You’ll be organising our parts store, and ensuring that our filling, capping and labelling projects run smoothly. Is your background in stock management?
My employment background has been mainly in the printing and print logistics industry, and later in the retail industry. I spent several years working as a trade customer adviser for a popular DIY chain. I was offered the position at Karmelle due to my experience within a stock management environment, and with a view to organising and managing the stock room here. It’s a challenge I am more than happy to undertake!
Could you tell us a bit more about what your role will involve?
My role here at Karmelle will be to organise, list and manage all the stock items, and to maintain the database to ensure we have up-to-date stock figures, and a good idea of the stock we hold in the stores. In the longer term, I will order and pick stock for our teams on the shop floor. I am currently in the process of listing and sorting all the stock held in the stores area. I hope to learn more about the filling, capping and labelling machinery we manufacture and the parts we use, which will give me a better understanding of how our parts department should develop going forward.
You’ll play a key role here at Karmelle, supporting our engineers and ensuring that things run as efficiently as possible. What do you hope to achieve in the long-term?
As my role is new and will develop and grow, I hope to create a stores department that can deliver an efficient service within the business. I hope that I can be a useful and helpful member of the team. I believe that is a goal that is within my power to achieve.
How should a business go about organising its stores? Do you have any top-tips?
If I could offer any tips on organising stores, they would be as follows:
- Clear labelling and simplicity of storage: parts should be stored in numerical order, to aid identifying and picking of stock
- Correct management of database and proper systems for picking and putting away of stock: this should start to make a parts department run more efficiently, and ensure that parts are delivered to staff in a timely manner
- Correct handling and storage of parts: stock should be protected and correctly handled, to prevent stock loss which can effect revenue and timescale of projects.
Are you organised outside of work, too? What are your hobbies and interests?
My interests and hobbies are quite varied, and include furniture up-cycling in my unit and workshop in Lockwood. I love music, and sing in a band in pubs and clubs throughout West Yorkshire. I also enjoy Airsoft, a sport which has me running around in the woods at weekends, shooting plastic pellets at the opposing team (and usually missing). Time is split between family commitments and my hobbies, so I can find myself to be very busy at times – but my son’s football matches and training generally take priority!
Tim’s efforts are already helping to streamline our production process – and, in the future, he will also work across Karmelle’s busy spares department.