Recently started with Grey Rock Services Inc. a division of The Municipal Group of Companies
Labrador City, NL
Why did you choose a career in the field of supply chain management?
During the recruiting phase for the Canadian Forces, my aptitude testing indicated the Logistics Branch of the CF supply chain fields was the “best fit” for me. I started as transportation operator working with all types of vehicles, from regular staff cars up to heavy equipment, and then moved on to the dispatch/route planning areas of transportation. Eventually I realized that the inside of the warehouse was warmer than the outside. So I requested a trade transfer to supply technician, where I dealt with all levels of supply chain functions, from warehousing to purchasing and rations ordering.
Describe your current work; what is your role there?
My new position, Warehouse and Logistics Manager, Northern Operations, involves the construction, development and implementation of a new MRO/General Supplies warehouse. This warehouse will support all northern operations, from Labrador City, NL to Schefferville, PQ, as well as company operations throughout the Eastern Quebec regions. The logistics side of my work entails managing all goods flowing in and out of the northern operations areas, covering truck and train transport operations for the company, and communicating with all third party clients from Labrador City to Schefferville, PQ.
What is your proudest professional accomplishment?
Currently, I am watching the new warehouse take shape and become operational over the next few weeks and months. Just being able to create a management system for complete inventory control, and knowing I have provided my company with the best inventory dollar value while meeting operational needs, is a proud accomplishment.
How has PMAC (now SCMA) membership been of value to you and your organization?
While I was in service with the Canadian Forces, I didn’t know any SCMPs in uniform. The education I have received from PMAC has allowed me to further develop my understanding and strategic view of supply chain management. Because of this, my service to the CF, and now with Grey Rock Services, has improved processes specific to where I work. In my professional life, my education has provided me with opportunities to move forward into positions of greater influence within the supply chain field.
Tell us something interesting about yourself outside of SCM.
Before moving to Labrador City, I was a volunteer member of Halifax Regional Search and Rescue. I provided Halifax region with a strong search manager, capable of coordinating operations under extreme pressure and of determining the strategic and tactical path to successfully locate and rescue the lost/missing person.