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has been working in a
co-op program at UPS
for nearly a year. The
20-year old Kettering
says, "During the time
I've spent as a co-op
at UPS, I've become
familiar with how a package moves from a customer to a UPS facility and through the facility
itself. I've often wondered how the processes
used to move packages throughout the building
could be improved, but I really became interested
after I was given projects that dealt with package
handling and transportation."
That interest has really taken hold of Walker,
who plans to work for UPS full time upon graduation in June 2018, implementing new automated
equipment and improving operations.
"I am passionate about designing effective and
efficient processes and systems that create time
and place utility through the handling, storage,
control and distribution of materials," says the
Faybiana is one of this year's MHEDA Honor
Scholarship recipients, a program which rewards
students pursuing a career in industrial distribution and logistics with a $5,000 scholarship to
pursue their dreams.
Two years ago, one of Daniel Piechnik's
mentors suggested to him that he meet
with the Senior Materials Planner of a large
"What was supposed to be a 15 minute
chat quickly became a two-hour conversation," says Piechnik. "He explained how
he applied materials handling principles to
double inventory turnover in two years, build
strong supplier relationships, and save tens
of thousands of dollars in the process. I then proceeded to meet with
six other materials handling professionals. I could see that their work
was both enjoyable and impactful."
Today, the 20-year-old Vancouver native is pursuing a degree in
Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management from the University
of British Columbia.
"To me, materials handling is where the rubber meets the road,"
he says. "It is a dynamic career where there will always be exciting
new problems to solve."
Upon his graduation in May 2017, Piechnik is considering two options.
"The first path is joining the manufacturing industry in a procurement
role. The second possibility is entering supply chain consulting in order
to gain exposure to a wider variety of fields. After three years, I plan on
continuing my education with a Master's in Supply Chain Management."
Piechnik was awarded a $5,000 MHEDA Honor Scholarship for the
2016/17 school year.
"The materials handling industry demands a knack for numbers,
an ability to communicate and a sense of urgency. I know that as I
continue to develop these skills, there will always be opportunity to
apply them to solve challenging new problems and make a discernible
difference. What more could one ask for in a career?"
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2016
From the Desk of Liz Richards
MHEDA University Calendar
Ask Your Board
MHEDA Member Profile
Best of the Best
MHEDA Member's Populate Dealer Recognition Lists
MHEDA's MVP Program Turns Five
MHEDA MVP and MVS Award Recipients
Enhancing Safety in the Warehouse
A Look at Ergonomics in the Distribution Center
How to Keep Pallet Rack Safer
Is Your Warehouse Really Safe?
2016 Emerging Leaders Conference
Building and Protecting Your Personal Brand in an Online World
MHEDA Convention Recap
Forklift Dealership Management Conference
Memo to Material Handling Millenials
Spotlight on Association News
Index of Advertisers by Product Category
The Last Word
The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2016