Warehouse Team make the move
By Capt. Luis Barber
The team, which is headed by French 1Lt. Thierry Leturcq, includes 12 civilian and two military staff. Other than stocking, providing and moving such items as desks, chairs and desklamps, they are responsible not only for the consumable supplies, such as stationery, pencils, glue and paper for photocopier machines, but for providing all supply support for the dining facilities except for the food products. They also provide beds and the rest of the material needed for furnishing the accommodations of the Command Billeting Office at HQ SFOR, Butmir.
It is the on-going move of HQ SFOR from the Ilidza complex to Camp Butmir that is currently making for long days and plenty of strenuous work for the warehouse. For this work, 1Lt. Leturcq relies on his 'move' crew of eight civilian (two of them coming from the Site Commander Civilian Team in Butmir) led by Mr. Orhan Kapetanovic, Supervisor of the supply specialist team in the Warehouse.
The day begins at 08:00 and technically runs until 20:00. But this is a special moment and their days more typically finish somewhere between 22:00 and beyond midnight "Every day the team knows what time they begin, never at what time they will finish!" said Leturcq.
According to movement plan, and in advance of it, the team
prepares the move by checking the condition of the furniture located in
Ilidza through a global inventory and estimates the need to co-operate
with different HQ departments.
But with the completion of the move the Warehouse Team will not be able to put their feet as there is another important task lurking in the shadows: they will have to begin an update of all accounts and prepare the inventories in Butmir 2000. Mr. Senad Arifhodic and Mrs. Zejneba Veledar are in charge of this mission. But, of course, it is, and will be, necessary to provide regular, normal customer services, and this is the job of Expendables manager, Mr. Maid Dedic, Supply specialist Reuf Kapidzic and the Assistant customer manager support Amer Vladavic.
Related link: SFOR at Work