I have been working in the dispatch department at hasenkamp for a few years now and recently had the opportunity to supervise a special project for which I was deployed to another location for three months. The project involved the fast and reliable delivery of face masks, disinfectants and protective clothing for doctors and was similar in scope to other types of dispatch projects.
The temporary change of location gave me the chance to become better acquainted with the colleagues at the other branch and to work more closely with them.
Every morning, we started by agreeing within the team which driver would take which vehicle on which route and how the packers had to prepare in order to ensure that the items to be transported were loaded quickly and safely.
With the help of the dispatch board, we keep track of all upcoming consignments and the associated trips while being in constant contact by phone with the project coordinators, drivers, packers and our clients.
In the afternoon, the first drivers returned and informed me about the course of their trips, including what went well and possible ways to further optimise the process.
The cooperation with all project team members worked very well, and by communicating closely with each other, we were able to transport the goods in line with the objectives.
At the end of the working day, we all returned to the shared flat that hasenkamp had organised for us for the duration of the project and in which everyone had a spacious and modern room. I often spent the evenings with my colleagues, which further strengthened the team spirit. At the weekends, I had the choice of going home or relaxing at a nearby beach.
All in all, the work on this logistics project was very exciting and multi-faceted. For instance, I was able to get to know new colleagues beyond my usual field of work and was involved in a completely new type of project that significantly increased my knowledge of dispatching.