Submarines, airplanes and supply chain...oh my!
In this powerful hero episode Karen Blackburn shares about her amazing journey through manufacturing. Having over 40 years of hands on experience in multiple procurement roles led to a conversation full of wisdom and truth.
Karen started out working for a company that manufactured submarines for the US Navy. She speaks to many of the lessons learned there and how they served her well in future positions. From the deep water to the high skies she also found herself at an aerospace manufacturer.
She currently is the material managers at Dust Solutions and the insight shared about how the world of procurement has shifted was extremely insightful. Karen shares many of the ways sourcing has evolved and how her role is completely different now than it was in recent years.
In true hero fashion we got to know what Karen enjoys outside of work and anytime she can find herself behind the camera in nature makes for a great day. There was so much unpacked in this conversation and we know there is something there for everyone.
Here's to our hero Karen and for the many she is an inspiration to.
Remember to keep asking why!
Guest: Karen Blackburn - Materials Manager at Dust Solutions Inc
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Host: Chris Grainger
Executive Producer: Adam Sheets
Podcast Editor: Andi Thrower