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Name: Ronee Nicholson 

Job title: Route Planner

Company name: Ningbo London Ltd

Time with current company: 3.5 years

Time in current role: 3 months

 

 

Tell us a little about your career journey and what made you choose to work in logistics:

I got a forklift license and took an apprenticeship with Canute working in the warehouse on nights.

Enjoyed it as a first ever job, loved the people I worked with and enjoyed the work. Always felt supported even being the only girl in the warehouse. I moved to Ningbo as a traffic clerk just over 3 years ago, 9 years on in the industry and I am now a planner.

What does an average day at work look like for you?

Average day is an early start. I’ll plan the runs then greet the drivers in, print manifests and loading sheets, pallet checks, load queries and throughout day I finish the second runs then deal with queries from customers, drivers and depots.

Which departments do you work closely with?

I work closely with the warehouse as they tell me if there are issues with freight that needs dealing with. I also work closely with the drivers and all the staff in the office.

What are the challenges of your role?

Hitting timed deliveries is the biggest one for me. Also, it is a lot of multitasking and keeping on track with jobs that need doing sometimes at the same time as others.

What do you like / enjoy about your role?

It’s more of a career now rather than just a job. I enjoy learning working alongside the drivers, I have progressed from traffic clerk to planner, and I am looking forward to embracing my next career challenge

Has anything surprised you or other people about your role?

How supportive everyone has been and how we all help each other.

What are your future career plans?

I enjoy my job and I am quite happy to keep going and see where it ends up, I would like to progress within the transport industry in the future though

What would you say to someone that is considering starting a career in the logistics industry?

I would say from my experience go for it. I enjoy working in transport and would tell anyone considering it to give it a go

 

 

 

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