Nina Čebin, Production Planning Manager based in Slovenia
When it comes to keeping up with the demand, Nina is the mastermind! She manages production to ensure we deliver when we say we will. Nina’s world is about planning, prioritising, optimising and collaborating all things related to production schedules, operations, workflow and resources, to ensure our products meet quality standards and customer expectations.
1. What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Besides a strong cup of coffee with a decent dose of caffeine? A good workout definitely helps me to start my day in the right way!
2. What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional?
Doing both (personal and professional) together is my biggest achievement. I’ve always had ambitious goals and worked hard for them. I am proud how I successfully finished my studies, while training in a football team that won the national championship cup. I also somehow managed to work in my free time to gain work experience. My life was full on, but it was worth it!
3. What does a typical day look like for you and what are you currently working on?
My days are still typically hectic. During the week, my job here at Papercast keeps me busy. I coordinate production workflows, plan resources and schedules for several production departments, and prioritize operations for maximum performance. I also collaborate with sales, procurement, development and other staff. The weekend is my time for relaxation and getting out – I love visiting new places and meeting new people.
4. If you could switch jobs with someone, who would it be and why?
I don’t think I would switch jobs with anyone. As a goal-oriented person, I have worked hard to get here – and will continue to do so. Switching to a job I did not spend time and effort working towards would not feel satisfying for me. I would just add the knowledge and experience of the people I look up to, and then work hard for new opportunities.
5. What is on your wish list for your next five years here?
I wish that we continue our success as an expanding team with continuous manufacturing productivity. My personal wish is to have new challenges to break through along the way and grow in the process. Furthermore, I have had amazing mentors and managers to learn from. In the coming years I would like to provide similar guidance and share my knowledge and skills with others, taking on potential leadership roles.
6. What is the best thing about Papercast technology?
It is a simple and elegant solution that has a real positive impact on peoples’ day to day lives by improving public transport. Furthermore, it is a future oriented solution that is energy efficient with low power consumption and eco-friendly. I personally love the design of our products and the level of customisation we provide our customers.
7. What is your biggest achievement at Papercast to date?
I am proud of the scale of our progress. In just the last few short years we have updated the technology, optimised work processes and increased production capacity by more than three times – and there is still room to grow and evolve.
8. What do you see as your biggest priority this year?
Bold goals that were set at the beginning of 2020 became questionable as the world went into a pandemic state. This affected the optimistic plans of most businesses. My priority is to meet those goals despite these uncertain times. So far, we are doing well in that direction by increasing our production capacity and improving product quality.
9. What is your view on how e-paper is disrupting the digital bus stop display market?
I think this is the natural course of things as LED technology becomes outdated. E-paper technology is considerately more energy efficient, costs less to run and provides us with real-time data managed in the cloud. The world is changing and moving forward, and we are moving with it.
10. What are a few words of advice would you give to our customers/prospects right now?
Go for it and make your city smart!