To create something new requires curiosity and exploration. Evidence suggest that the first wheels were not used for transportation but served as potter’s wheels. It wasn’t until later that curiosity led someone to consider how they might aid in the solution to a transportation problem. The solution, however, was only a temporary fix. A stone wheel, or even a wood wheel, would not serve the needs of today’s automobiles. What we currently refer to as tires, are the result of looking for alternative solutions by asking “Why?”, “What if?”, and “How?”. And as history suggests, we should expect to see continued improvement over the decades to come.
The fulfillment of our mission is achieved through the same curious exploration. Why have we approached it this way? What alternate strategies could we take? Can our strengths be better utilized? How can we make better use of our resources? These are some of the questions that lead us to pursue new and exciting opportunities, and in turn, create new opportunities for those who are seeking them.
Prepare for Change
In less than a year, Stephanie Mayer has made a tremendous impact, and her manner of work epitomizes our value Be Adventurous, Embrace & Drive Change. She has routinely been presented with opportunities to do more because of her effectiveness in the work that she has been given to do. What began as creating specifications and line drawings for our vendors and manufacturing team, has grown into a role that also owns production planning and the purchasing of non-inventory items necessary for production.
Through it all, she has brought an undeniable presence of humility and consistency. One of her peers stated, “Stephanie is worthy of this award because she is just awesome. Her superb communication between manufacturing, sales and shipping ensures everyone is on the same page. She’s absolutely incredible.”
Stephanie, we are proud of the impact that you have made at Clickstop. Thank-you for being adventurous and helping us create an enjoyable, sustainable business that provides opportunity for those who seek it!
What is your role at Clickstop?
How long have you worked here?
What is your Clickstop story? If it were a book, what would the title be and why?
I first came onto the Clickstop team as a Product Specification Coordinator. With that position I was responsible for creating new part numbers for custom items. I would also create line drawings for stock items that we would send to our vendors, or for custom items that manufacturing would use when making the assembly. Around July, I was then added the responsibility of planning the production out in manufacturing. With this role, I work closely with sales on orders to ensure we have all materials on hand and that we are giving accurate ship dates for orders. I also work closely with manufacturing to communicate with them of any large opportunities that may be coming our way, just so they are prepared to allocate resources for production. Around September, we had a team member leave, so we had to move around some buying responsibilities. At that time, I was then added the responsibility of buying our ‘non-inventory’ items, such as tags and thread. At the beginning of October, I then also added the responsibility of creating cargo net custom part numbers. With that change, we then put a process in place in which I was now responsible for planning in all areas of manufacturing; Tie Downs, Tarps, Chain Slings, and Cargo Nets.
Title of my book: Be Ready for Change!
How do you relate to this core value?
I’m always up for a new challenge and trying to find the best way to improve a process. While I like putting my own input on a new process, I also want to collaborate with the other teams involved to be able to come up with the best possible outcome that will work for everyone.
What advice would you give to others who want to embrace this core value?
Always have a positive attitude and be confident in your decisions! Change doesn’t always have to be difficult.
What are you most excited for or proud of on your team?
The purchasing team is amazing and is always willing to help no matter how busy we are. I’m excited that we continue to move forward and put better processes in place to ensure we are getting the customer what they want when they need it!
What was the best compliment you’ve ever received at work?
That I have a very positive attitude and am easy to work with.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
There is never a dull moment at Clickstop! I just need to be open for whatever change may be coming my way.
What can we find you doing when you’re not at work?
Chasing around my 2 children under 2!
Last movie or book you watched/read?
I can’t remember either! My husband and I are currently watching ‘Making a Murderer’ on Netflix.
Dogs or Cats?
What brought you to Clickstop and why is it such a good fit for you?
After working for two different companies that were highly stressful, I wanted to find a company that truly valued its employees. I had only ever heard of good things about Clickstop, so I was excited that this would be the perfect environment for me!
When do you feel truly “alive” at work?
When I’m able to see a project that I was a part of actually succeed!
What small gesture from a coworker has made a big impact on you?
I think the best gesture is if I ever make a mistake, my coworkers don’t get hung up on the issue and are there to help me succeed for the next time.