GSS Gabon’s Warehouse Supervisor, Yanga Estymé and GSS Sudan’s Technician, Hamid Jadid recently joined Logistics Operations Manager, Rahil Shaikh for a short 5-day training trip to BMMI Bahrain.
Both Yanga and Hamid are “shining stars” in their countries of operation and it was the perfect time for them both to visit the BMMI Sitra Headquarters.
Eight months ago a forklift was transported from BMMI Bahrain to GSS Sudan, where Hamid is in charge of its maintenance. In order to fully grasp the mechanics behind the machinery, Hamid flew over to Bahrain to receive training in maintenance, as well as have the responsibility to take back his learnings, not just about the machinery, but also about the warehouse operations.
“I have learned plenty during this trip,” said Hamid. “Not just about the different type of forklifts, but also about the culture and how people deal with each other. It is something I admire about BMMI. This company cares about its people, as well as their working environment.”
Hamid has been working with GSS for ten years and this was his first time visiting Bahrain. Not only did he describe the trip as ‘extraordinary’, but he also hopes to visit again and take back the love the colleagues in the Bahrain warehouses have for each other, back to Sudan. “The working environment and the love is a big deal to me. And BMMI obviously cares. This is the biggest thing I take with me,” he said.
Yanga agreed about the culture in the warehouse and explained that “it is important to transmit the culture I see here in Bahrain all the way to Gabon. People in the warehouse think about their actions and how to optimize the warehouse, they anticipate events that could occur and they are prepared for anything. I love this culture and knowledge and I can’t wait to take it back to Gabon.”
Yanga has been with GSS for nine years and it is also his first time in Bahrain. He was amazed at how modern and new everything in our Headquarters warehouse is and is excited to learn more. “I hope this is just the beginning. I live by the saying ‘seeing is believing’ and that’s exactly how I feel now. I always thought I knew it all, but there is so much more to learn and to share. I can’t wait to share all the knowledge I have learned with my colleagues.”
The men had the opportunity to visit Bahrain’s major tourist attractions on their last day in the country, but had an intense 5 days of training beforehand. Basic forklift maintenance, an introduction to BLS operations and 3PL warehouse operations, health and safety & food safety induction, as well as documentation training were all conducted. Alosra, the Food Production Unit and BMMI Shops, as well as the BMMI Shops’ warehouse, were visited with basic introductions received regarding their operations.