Oh What A Grind

Oh What A Grind

Started coffee upon reaching the office
Ran some production summaries
Cleaned the mess on my desk that I left yesterday
Reviewed the sorry state of product flow
Brought in some scrap material to be shipped
Delivered and put away some parts
Held scheduling meeting
Conferred with shop electrician
Made sure some electrical parts are being shipped
Wrote and distributed schedules
Brought in more scrap material
Cleaned up desk
Set up three outbound shipments
Lunched
Sorted out material delivery notes
Updated PODelivery tracker
Suffered through a sales call
Updated all my lists
Reviewed parts needed with maintenance department
Shipped stuff
Lost track of stuff for this list

Grind Slave

Grind Slave

Sinus medicine wore off in hour and a half and headache returned Started cleaning coffee pot and was dragged into schedule discussion Discussed materials with another guy in break room
Reviewed forklift repairs
Ran production reports
Reviewed how hot tires are moving through process
Helped receiving do their job
Was told of two new tire sizes that are ready to go into production Discussed staffing due to improved curing process
Printed production summaries
Ran out of paper
Walked the floor and got harassed for tooling changes and green tire inventories Had long discussion with a long-time employee about current state of staff Attended conference call
Visited with wife
Analyzed production
Found new queries to use to do so
Took forever to figure out queries
Agonized over writing the schedule
Finally wrote it and distributed it
Went to pick up supplies in town
Called IT guy about some SAP issues
Can’t remember anymore
Gave up, went home

I, Grinder

I, Grinder

Woke up with headache
Read Bible for about twenty minutes
Visited with family
Went to work
One department was out of necessary blades
Showed them where my stash was
Ran production reports
Computer was sluggish
Walked the floor – no emergencies yet
Updated material usage numbers
Conferred with local supplier and deferred some tire shipments Entered steel braided hose requisitions
Held scheduling meeting
Wrote schedules
Met with production team leader to discuss delivery
Distributed schedules
Analyzed month’s production versus plan
Set up some return deliveries for our raw mat containers
Also set up delivery for some scrap material
Continued production analysis
Ordered some parts
Reviewed task/project list
Followed up on some orders
Went to lunch

Shipped a part out for calibration
Created several POs
Updated task/project list
Missed final balance meeting
Surveyed forklift damage
Conferred with shipping department on the best way to fix the lifts Ended up going to Napa for a radiator hose
Ordered an ignition switch online
Sent shipping info to a vendor
Sent an order in for a “stash” of blades
Added to my task list
Updated a vendor profile in our system
Update PO pricing
Entered requisitions

Friday – still a grind

Friday – still a grind

Signed in
Bought a breakfast sandwich
Cleaned coffee pot
Ate sandwich
Ran production reports while doing the above
Walked the floor
Analyzed one department’s schedule
Updated delivery analysis
Held scheduling meeting with shipping department
Produced schedules
Helped a guy with his iPhone
Talked to a few people
Cleaned up production schedule folder
Distributed schedules
Looked up blue book value of company truck
Got a request for door seal
Took trip into town
Grabbed some food, visited my wife
Checked up on POs
Distributed supplies
Updated tasks
Left

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The Grind

Started one of many production reports
Cleaned coffee pot
Ran second production report
Walked the floor and ignored as many people as possible
Found out local restaurant forced our HR to pay for her lunches/dinners even though we had already discussed doing it next day

Held production scheduling meeting
Attended conference call
Had thirty minute informal production review
Met with vendor for monthly supply order
Had to take some spacers to local machine shop
Wrote schedules – after a painstakingly long time
Distributed schedules
Went to lunch
Managed to understand some goal-reaching issues
Spoke to Fed Ex about some package
Obsessed more over schedules
Began reviewing purchasing punch list
Requisitioned a few things
Had one of our trailers moved
Placed a few orders
Researched depth gauges
Updated task lists
Waited to get picked up
Experienced Excel issues, probably lost some work

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