Warehouse And Operations As A Career


Sharing job and career experiences through discussion & participation


  • ASRS – Flow Rack

    ASRS – Flow Rack

    02/07/2020 Duración: 11min

    And it’s another week, a very productive week, and I hope a Safe week for all of us!  Marty here again with warehouse and operations as a career, and today I’d like to talk about a piece of equipment, well, in my experience, us warehouse folks will either love or grow to despise.  I may...

  • The 26th one and how Special it is

    The 26th one and how Special it is

    25/06/2020 Duración: 12min

    Welcome one and all, it’s my birthday week!  Where are we at this week, it’s the 26th week of 2020.  It has been a wild year for all of us to say the least.  How many of you get the day off for your birthday?  It used to be a paid holiday for us at my...

  • Thoughts on WMS

    Thoughts on WMS

    18/06/2020 Duración: 10min

    Warehouse and Operations as a Career and I’m Marty back with ya.  I hope I can pronounce my words here today, I’m healing up pretty good, I guess we’ll see how it goes.     I wanted to thank ya’ll for all the kind words regarding my little oral surgeries, there almost through and everything’s healing up well!    So, with the...

  • Flashback Thursday in Bolingbrook with Phillip and Lavoil

    Flashback Thursday in Bolingbrook with Phillip and Lavoil

    11/06/2020 Duración: 19min

    Hey all, Marty here.  I sure thought I’d have the voice to be with you today but we’re going to do one more flashback Thursday I guess, and it’s a good one.  2 years ago to the week we visited with Phillip and Lavoil out in Illinois on many of the subjects we’ve recently discussed!...

  • Jan ’17 Customer Service/Human Nature

    Jan ’17 Customer Service/Human Nature

    04/06/2020 Duración: 15min

    Hello all, Last week seemed like a long week right, I hope all was prosperous and productive for you!  Welcome to Warehouse and Operations as a Career where we discuss the Positions and Opportunities within the Warehouse, Transportation & Operations Worlds.  I’m Marty and our sole objective is to help today’s young men & women...

  • Flashback Thursday w/Rodrigo

    Flashback Thursday w/Rodrigo

    28/05/2020 Duración: 26min

    I hope everyone had a Fantastic week, a productive week and a prosperous week so far!  Today I’d like to talk about Longevity, loyalty, settling in, I’m not sure what to call it but basically discuss the, what appears to be the trend of hopping from job to job.  We’ll have Rodrigo here with us...

  • That Guy – Batteries

    That Guy – Batteries

    21/05/2020 Duración: 11min

    Forklift and Palletjack batteries.  Has your facility experienced any issues this week?  Our supplier called us this week to schedule our quarterly P.M. on our equipment and almost immediately I started hearing about batteries.  A palletjack battery in one state started smoking and another actually produced flames.  At one facility an unloader forgot to replace a guard plate, well, he said...

  • 2020 Reboot

    2020 Reboot

    14/05/2020 Duración: 12min

    Well, things are opening up a bit, at least here in Texas.  Right or wrong, returning to some form of normal is good.  For me, I’m able to get into the dentist as of this week and will get to have my procedure next week!  We’re over a quarter into the year, 20 weeks in, and from...

  • Attitude – LTL, Parcel and Hot Shot Deliveries

    Attitude – LTL, Parcel and Hot Shot Deliveries

    07/05/2020 Duración: 13min

    Hello all, Marty here with Warehouse and Operations as a Career.  We’ve all gone through another great week!  I’m sure we’ve dealt with or fought and won, or I hope we won, those negative human nature urges that creep up in us,  and struggled through the long hours, productivity needs and maybe those error reports...

  • Down Time Productive Time

    Down Time Productive Time

    30/04/2020 Duración: 11min

    Welcome back!  Marty here with warehouse and operations as a career!  I hope everyone is having a great week!  Let’s see, we’re in week 18 now, I know I’m not where I thought I’d be in 18 weeks, but, hey, the last 6 weeks, I wouldn’t call normal so, I’m more than pleased with my...

  • Distribution / Manufacturing / Production

    Distribution / Manufacturing / Production

    23/04/2020 Duración: 11min

    Hello everyone, I hope all is well with ya!  It’s been a wild few weeks for us hasn’t it?  It appears to be getting better, a little better anyway, I’m hearing quite a few companies have called back staff and increased some of the 30 hour positions back to 40 this week!  I’m still waiting on the dentist to start seeing patients...

  • Earn more than Mike

    Earn more than Mike

    16/04/2020 Duración: 11min

    We all work to pay our bills and provide a better living for our families.  Some of us, I hope most of us, are fortunate enough to enjoy our jobs so much that it isn’t work at all.  I’m Marty with Warehouse and Operations as a Career and today I’d like to start off with...

  • Week 15, The Accident word and Skills…

    Week 15, The Accident word and Skills…

    09/04/2020 Duración: 10min

    Welcome to the second quarter of 2020 Ladies and Gentlemen and to another episode of warehouse and operations as a career!  I’m Marty and I for one am excited to be here, not just for bring you another episode of WAOC but I was ready for the first quarter to be over with.  It was...

  • A Few Transportation Questions

    A Few Transportation Questions

    02/04/2020 Duración: 10min

    Here we are, it’s that time again.  I’m Marty with Warehouse and Operations as a Career!  I’ve gotten behind on questions that’s been sent in again so let’s see if we can get a few of those answered or brought up for discussion today. A gentleman named Kevin has been looking into or thinking about...

  • Laid off – A New Experience

    Laid off – A New Experience

    26/03/2020 Duración: 13min

    Hello all and thanks for checking in again with warehouse and operations as a career, I’m Marty, and here at WAOC we can get a little passionate, maybe overly passionate, about all of the warehouse and transportation positions out there.  All that being said, as employees we’re kind of in uncharted waters.  Not just locally...

  • That kind of Week

    That kind of Week

    19/03/2020 Duración: 11min

    I was looking this morning, doesn’t seem like we’ve done 182 episodes now does it?  Well, we hope to have 182 more.  When we started WAOC 3.5 years ago, I just wanted to talk a little bit about operations, something I’d always done myself, working in the warehouse and transportation fields and how with just...

  • And the Supervisor Position

    And the Supervisor Position

    12/03/2020 Duración: 11min

    Everyone having a productive and prosperous week?  I know I’ve been busy & I feel like I’ve been being productive.  I’ve been working with a new safety manager this week, getting him all settled in and showing him what all we have going on, getting him introduced to all the leads and supervisors spread out...

  • What is a Lead

    What is a Lead

    05/03/2020 Duración: 11min

    Well, we’re 10 weeks into the new year already!  I’m Marty with you here at Warehouse and Operations as a Career.  By now we’re usually settling into our groove.  Budgets are done, everything’s signed off on and our management teams are looking at their long-term objectives and making those personnel decisions, ad’s deletes, promotions and...

  • Lumper Trainer

    Lumper Trainer

    27/02/2020 Duración: 11min

    Another month is wrapping up folks!  We appreciate you stopping in with us again today!  I’m Marty with Warehouse and Operations as a Career.  We’ve had several questions lately about the front line management positions so I thought we’d talk about what those positions are and maybe I can share a few of the pros...

  • Transportation and Driving

    Transportation and Driving

    20/02/2020 Duración: 09min

    Hey all, Marty here with Warehouse and Operations as a career again!  We appreciate you checking in with us again, where are we at now, the 8th week of the year.  By now we should all be settled in with our goals, are you sticking to your play?  We only have 5 more weeks in...

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