Ashley began working for JEM in August 2009. Before working for JEM, he worked in the warehouse for a local haulage firm, where he gained knowledge on warehousing, IT systems and pick and pack processes.
When he joined JEM, Ashley started off working for a specific client, SK Chase, picking and packing in the warehouse. “After 5 years, it only seemed natural for me to progress and take over as general warehousing and despatch manager gaining a wealth of new knowledge and responsibility within the company.”
“My typical day at JEM consists of ensuring the warehouse operates at peak efficiency, developing warehouse operations systems by determining product handling and storage requirements, equipment utilisation, inventory management and shipping, training and managing my warehouse team to solve day-to-day operational issues and reach short and long-term performance goals while ensuring productivity, quality and client service standards are met.”
Ashley also ensures that JEM maintain a safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures and complying with legal regulations.
The thing Ashley loves most about JEM is that, “the employees to me are like my second family. In fact, I think I spend more time here than I do at home. Every day is different, and I love to tackle the new challenges each day brings.”
Ashley has a musical side too. “I used to be a DJ on a local radio station as well as the London and local nightclub circuits.”