Meet Ashley Sampson – a key team player who is in charge of getting your hobs on site when you need them. In his role as Logistics Manager, Ashley and his team work hard to meet our goal of 100% DIFOT – all products delivered in full, on time.
In this interview, we chat with Ashley to find out what’s involved in his role at SBS Group.
WHY IS YOUR ROLE SO IMPORTANT IN THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS?
I liaise with customers to help establish their delivery requirements and help facilitate the manufacturing schedule.
There are different aspects to all projects and as a team we all help create a smooth flow through all processes to provide a great customer experience. My role is to ensure the customers receive their product to complete their project, according to their time frame.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?
A typical day at SBS Group is to define and ensure the days production requirements are fulfilled for future deliveries, make sure the appropriate trucks are booked, facilitate production, resolve customer requests and liaise with builders, customers and transport providers.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU EACH DAY?
I’m motivated when I speak with positive people who just want to get things done. My mission is to arrange customers products to arrive on site, in full and on time.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE A CAREER IN LOGISTICS?
I started out in manufacturing nearly 30 years ago, and as my career progressed, I was able to fulfil a role as a Dispatch Coordinator and this brought me a great deal of satisfaction.
Last year I decided to move on from the company I had been at for 26 years and take on the role of Logistics Manager at SBS Group, a move that I haven’t regretted.
HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR TIME OUTSIDE OF WORK?
The majority of my time apart from work is spent making memories with family and travelling, other than that I like to volunteer to help the less fortunate.
THE SMART HOB BULLETIN – APR-JUN 2019
This article was originally published in the second edition of The Smart Hob Bulletin, alongside other news, updates and case studies for the Australian formwork industry.