Chase Darlington FCB Management/Marketing Senior March 11- March 14 Johnson Precision 12 Executive Drive Hudson, NH Johnson Precision is a full service global supplier of premier plastic injection molded components and sub-assemblies. Johnson focuses on life sciences, medical devices, high-end electronics, and analytical lab equipment. During the two days in New Hampshire, I had meetings with the following individuals: Jim Umland (President) Martin (Engineering) Craig (Program Manager) Jack (Operational) Jo (Production) Maureen (Quality control) Michelle (HR Manager) Frankie (Purchasing) Angie (Ordering) Ellen (Finance) Scott (Sales) I was able to see the application of Operation Management in the Production field. I was able to see how an ERP system is used in an organization, and how using this system adds value to the organization, versus the theory in CIS 360. I was able to see how an executive was able to cut through the noise and make logical and productive decisions compared to the Managerial decision making class. I learned from Jim the importance of having good decision makers to help the organization run smoothly. I learned a little about governance in an organization and how delegation relieves the burdens of managers. I learned how valuable ERP systems really are. I was able to observe how production is an unseen necessity in the consumer world. I observed how disagreements were settled in different functions of an organization (production, assembly, etc.). One of the greatest lessons I learned was that adding value is a deal maker, and that Jim adds value in his processes. I felt uncertain about the production world going into this job shadow. I enjoyed the Operation Management class and wanted to explore this option more. After spending two days there, I realized that this is a viable career option. When speaking with the HR Manager, I was able to specify career goals and objectives. The HR Manager was able to help me plan for the future and be decisive in where I should go from here.