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15
Mar

Positives for staying in EU

Written by webmaster. Posted in Blog

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Having spent the last three weeks winning new export customers in Germany I have had some time to reflect on the great EU referendum debate and I offer some thoughts based on 30 years of doing business in Europe.

What an opportunity for our children.

As I travelled from Germany to France and back again it struck me that it was a real privilege to be able to travel freely throughout countries, carry out my business and have the opportunity to immerse myself in the local culture. And I had the opportunity to practise my ability to massacre the German language. But what is important is that we appreciate this privilege and don’t deny it to our children or young people.

The Europeans need our business more than we need theirs.

We need our German customers as we have built our business on providing them with a first class “final mile” distribution service. EU rules and regulations allow us to carry out our business in Germany without any hindrance or restrictions. The result is that we have a vibrant business and our employees can share in the benefits as we are proud to pay them above the living wage.

More choice not less.

The development of borderless trading has given us all access to a wide range of goods manufactured throughout the EU at reasonable prices. We take the choice of these goods for granted.

A pool of talented labour.

Access to the EU gives us a huge pool of talented people to work in our business. The counter balance to this is we accept regulations that control the workplace to make it better for everyone. I think this is a fair trade.

10
Jul

Day 5 of Work Experience

Written by exactlogistics. Posted in Blog

Day 5.

This morning when I came into the office, to be honest with you I was a little sad that I’ll be leaving Exact Logistics that day, but I brought in cakes that everyone enjoyed! I logged on and spent the day finishing off any little jobs that I didn’t do in the week. I’m pleased to say that I finally finished inputting the data into the computer…I finished filling in my Work Experience Book. And that was it…I said my Goodbyes and left proud and happy!

I can honestly say that working at Exact Logistics has been one of the most greatest experiences of my life, I’ve learnt so much about running a business, ICT, Marketing but most of all I’ve a lot about teamwork and I’d like to personally thank…Karen, Adam, Nathan, Sue, Pam, Tracie, Fred, Paul, Mandy, Kieran and Nauris for making me feel like one of their own and I’d be more than happy to come back again.  Thank You.

09
Jul

Day 4 of Work Experience

Written by exactlogistics. Posted in Blog

Day 4.

As the end was becoming more of a reality, I spent the morning looking back at the week, thinking about what I’ve done successfully and what I have learnt, also what I could improve on. But the week hadn’t ended so it was back to work! My first job was to publish my first three days of my blog onto the Exact Logistics website. Once I finished that I started on some little office jobs such as laminating some documents for Adam, making tea and coffee, I spent the rest of the day in the warehouse doing a range of jobs, cleaning up the warehouse, wrapping the packages and measuring the pallets, I surely say that today I’ve built up a sweat.

 

09
Jul

Day 3 of Work Experience

Written by exactlogistics. Posted in Blog

Day 3.

Because yesterday was such a busy day, I had a tonne of work left over so in the morning I immediately began it so I can move onto my next project. The next project allowed me to use my imagination; I was told to create a small advert for a magazine promoting a separate company. I learnt the skills a great marketing director would have and was able to make huge progress. After this I went into the warehouse and did some more manual work, to be exact I wrapped some parcels for companies to keep them safe. Whilst doing that I was called into the office and was invited to join the meeting about Exact Logistics new uniform, I found this very interesting because I learnt how a business runs and the mechanics on how to do a successful meeting with suppliers.

09
Jul

Day 2 of Work Experience

Written by exactlogistics. Posted in Blog

Day 2.

Today started out a lot more relaxed, mainly because I wasn’t nervous, I knew the team and everything around me. I got into the office and began my day with a classic cuppa. My first job was to was to do some manual labour in the warehouse by lifting some scaffolding and wrapping them safe for lifting on the truck. After that I returned to the quiet space of the office, by which I mean constant phones going off and the sound of typing. I watch over the boss to have an insight into what she does at Exact Logistics. I then sat down at my desk and started inputting some data into the computer whilst eating my lunch. I spent the rest of the day back and forth into the office and warehouse helping the guys out and finishing my job on the computer.

 

09
Jul

Day 1 of Work Experience

Written by exactlogistics. Posted in Blog

Hi, I’m Brandon and this is my blog about my one week Work Experience at Exact Logistics, I put in the hands of the warehouse team and the guys in the office.

Day 1.

The day began at 6:30am. I didn’t get a good night sleep. I did my normal routine in the morning; I arrived at the office at 9:00 and began my day…at first I was so nervous I thought about bailing out and running home! But I got over my nerves and walked into the office confident and proud to be representing my school and Exact Logistics.  I began with a Risk Assessment meeting to make sure I knew where everything is and where to go if I needed help. Shortly after I was introduced to the team, who were happy to have me on board. Knowing what I’d be doing and who the people were around me instantly made me feel more relaxed and apart of the ‘Family’ at Exact Logistics.

I started out by getting to know the team by knowing how they take their tea. This allowed me to build a relationship with them and get to know the team. I read through the Health and Safety regulations. I then was told to search to website for any imperfections that needed fixing, then to search through the companies social media formats to also check for imperfections that needed changing or fixing.  I was then introduced to the warehouse and what was in it, I was told to measure up the packages that came through. This was easy enough for me, hoping that throughout the week I’ll be more challenged.

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