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News - November, 2014

Markitforce is charging ‘Full Steam Ahead’!

This month Markitforce unveiled the quarterly theme launch across all sites: Full Steam Ahead. This theme is a great way to see out the outstanding year we’ve had at Markitforce and is a culmination of the past 18 months of theme launches leading us to today.

The management team really took to the part by dressing up with our CEO as ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ and our gracious Warehouse Manager’s Bill and Bobby playing the role of a very convincing ‘The Fat Controller’. The team were allocated with a jigsaw piece as they arrived, sharing puzzled looks as to why and patiently waited for their piece of the puzzle to be called to the front. Each piece of the puzzle represented the important role every single individual played in the business from; reception, account management, finance, IT, despatch, inventory, pick pack and production. Once the puzzle was complete, Thomas the Tank Train came to life!

The message behind ‘Full Steam Ahead’ refers to the platform that our business is about to launch – a new WMS system which has been several months in the making. This will streamline and improve process and procedures to achieve superior results in all aspects of our business.

We welcomed guest speaker George who is the project manager from our new WMS provider to introduce some new ideas and concepts with the new system implementation and to take questions from the team.

The day also happened to coincide with the race that stops a nation – Melbourne Cup, where all staff were invited to create a hat in the spirit of ‘Country Colours’. Of the numerous entries in the hat competition we had 4 stand outs who each won a prize and bragging rights to the best hats of 2014. We all participated in sweeps with many happy (and some unhappy) punters.

All in all the day was a success filled with fun, excitement around the quarter ahead, and Melbourne Cup winners.