In Episode #116 of Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast, Radu Palamariu, Managing Director Asia Pacific of Alcott Global interviewed Tonya Jackson, SSVP and Chief Product Delivery Officer of Lexmark.
Listen to the full episode here.
Key highlights of this episode:
- Tonya’s career of 36 years with one company
- Chips shortages and how engineering works with supply chain to fix it
- How Tonya’s team designed an inhouse supplier visibility tool in record time
- Key career advice
People fear what they don’t know and that often involves change. But for Tonya, change is good and being uncomfortable is good. It means that you are exploring something new, outside of your comfort zone and it gives you a new experience and it challenges you. No matter what area you are in, if you are offered something outside of your core skill set and you are interested, do not hesitate and allow yourself to be out there. You should have a balance of excitement and fear, because when you first make that move, you’ll start to change the wave and you’ll start developing a new muscle. To make it simple, don’t back down from an opportunity because you don’t know much about it, instead always take that opportunity to learn. And that is one of the key learnings of this episode.
About Tonya Jackson
Tonya Jackson is the Senior Vice President and Chief Product Delivery Officer for Lexmark International. She has been with Lexmark for 36 years and in her current role, she is responsible for hardware and supplies development, supply chain, manufacturing, and service delivery.
From 2016 to 2020, she served as Chief Supply Chain Officer, responsible for worldwide supply chain operations and the shared services centers for Lexmark. She has been in global supply chain operations since 2013.
About Leaders in Supply Chain Podcast
The host, Radu Palamariu, has been named as a top 3 Global Supply Chain Influencer on Linkedin and has been featured on Forbes, Bloomberg, Bangkok Post and MIT Supply Chain Talent magazine. Radu invites executives to share stories and perspectives around technology, logistics, e-commerce, supply chain and manufacturing, and their views on how the future will look like, on his Leaders is Supply Chain Podcast channel. All episodes are available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcasts.