Written on 9/7/17
Yesterday was a full day, despite a late start. I inventoried and delivered to Seaman’s, Bagel Street Deli, Restaurant Salaam, Fusion Noodle Company, and Jackie O’s.
Due to my late start, I ended up delivering to Jackie O’s after the restaurant had already opened. While this was not ideal for me, I was less worried about being a nuisance during my delivery after a talk with Con about my role as a product distributor and collaborator from Athens’ Own.
Aside from deliveries there was plenty to do at the warehouse. I was loading the truck for a delivery when a FedEx driver showed up with 20 cases of chips for AO. It took me 30 minutes to take care of the chips. “Taking care” of the chips entailed unboxing the cases, breaking the shipping boxes down, stacking the broken-down boxes, writing a date on the cases, and stacking the cases for storage. Given there were 20 cases, that is 1.5 minutes per box.
I hope to reduce this time as well as the amount of time it takes me to do other common AO production and distribution activities. I plan to do a better job of tracking the time it takes me to do specific tasks and work to continually improve my techniques with an eye on a more efficient, and possibly shorter, workday.