Sorry I haven't added an update for a few weeks here! I have been super busy at work recently, so I thought this would be a good time for an update about what I have been doing.
At this time, my project is essentially finished. About two weeks ago, I had my "final" performance review (since we are a big company with about 80 interns throughout the country, the Human Resources department in Atlanta has to get feedback on our performance from our managers early on so they can decide which individuals will be extended offers for next year). At this meeting, my manager and I discussed how my project was looking and how I performed according to six metrics ranging from "Communicative Abilities" to "Problem Solving Abilities". We decided that overall, my performance was a "Meets/Exceeds Expectations" which I was very proud of. A few days after this meeting I walked my manager through my final layout for the Zone Floor Storage area. He exclaimed that I "did a good job" with it and that he was going to have to move me to another project for my last three weeks. Which brings us to what I am currently working on.
I am currently a "Dock Coordinator" on the night shift (6:30pm-2:30am) which has been a challenging adjustment, to be honest. In this job I have to manage the loading of four trucks going into the trade. This involves making sure the load documents match the loads actually on the truck. So, as product is placed on the trucks, I have to 1) Make sure the pallet is placed on in the right order so the driver is able to offload the right pallet at the right stop, 2) Ensure the right product is on the pallet in the right quantity so we can maintain our "On Time and In Full" metric, and 3) Add the necessary paperwork to the pallet so large scale retailers (Targets, Wal-Marts, etc) accept our delivery. In a nut shell, Dock Coordinators are the last person to check the product before it enters the trade, so it is a very critical position.
So far, it has been a fun challenge to perform the necessary tasks. When orders are heavy, the work becomes very fast paced, trying to manage four different trucks with four different sets of paperwork. Thus, organization is probably the most important aspect of the job.
All in all, it has been a good change of pace for the last three weeks, and I have enjoyed the challenge of the work.
Again, if any of you have questions about Coca-Cola or my experience this summer, feel free to reach out to me at: email@example.com