Friendly, professional work place that offered good work/life balance.
Supply Chain Coordinator/Expediter (Former Employee) – Franklin, PA – October 18, 2012
A typical day at Joy included all aspects of material procurement required to support manufacturing. I would physically check inventory levels, place and expedite orders, manage production schedules and tracking reports, attend meetings and report to my superiors. I learned a lot about what is required to keep a global manufacturing company operating smoothly and efficiently, as well as a lot about the information systems required to manage such large volumes of information; we used SAP and a wide variety of Microsoft Office applications to process the information, enabling me to become very profficient using both platforms. Most of my co-workers were between the ages of 40 and 60, although there were still a good number of young adults in the office. In general, everyone was very pleasent and I got along well with all of them. The hardest part of the job was not having the authority I needed to get things done at an optimally efficient rate. Whenever I had to get a superior to sign off on one of my decisions it naturally slowed down the process. However, I understood the need for checks and balances so it never bothered me much. By far the most enjoyable part of my job was receiving a "highly critical" task, devoting 100% of my attention to it and completing it quickly and correctly.
friendly environment, fast paced, lunch/dinner with clients
no benefits, less-than full utilization of technology available