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Smart Supply Chain, a podcast produced by ALOM, offers fresh thinking and actionable takeaways to elevate physical, digital and environmental supply chain performance globally.

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About the Host

Jennifer Duell is a published author and journalist with a passion for operational excellence and an insatiable curiosity about everything.

It’s exciting to talk with the best minds in supply chain to reveal insights that are propelling the industry forward.

05/19/22

The New Math of Supply Chain

The New Math of Supply Chain
Within organizations today, supply chain is moving into the spotlight. C-suite execs and boards are realizing supply chain drives their businesses. This realization has changed the way they think about the math of supply chain. In this episode of Smart Supply Chain, ALOM VP of Global Accounts Dana Hicks digs into supply chain’s evolution from a simple cost center into a a critical function that increases revenue and improves customer satisfaction.  
05/04/22

Why Companies Are Moving Closer to Nearshoring Strategies

Why Companies Are Moving Closer to Nearshoring Strategies
After several decades of offshoring manufacturing and supplier networks to Asia, many corporations are now embracing nearshoring. In this episode, Rosemary Coates, executive director of the Reshoring Institute, and Hannah Kain, president & CEO of ALOM, partner up to deliver a though-provoking discussion that digs into what's motivating corporations to shift their strategy and how that shift will impact supply chains around the world. 
04/06/22

Industry Outlook and Predictions from 3 Supply Chain Pros to Know

Industry Outlook and Predictions from 3 Supply Chain Pros to Know
ALOM leaders Hannah Kain, Lisa Dolan, and Eunice Lobo each bring a different perspective to the supply chain industry in this engaging episode of Smart Supply Chain. These brilliant supply chain experts, who've been named as 2022 Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive, provide a comprehensive industry outlook and share insightful predictions for the coming years.   
03/23/22

Building a Winning Team and Culture Over 25 Years

Building a Winning Team and Culture Over 25 Years
This episode of Smart Supply Chain is packed with supply chain experts! In honor of ALOM's 25th anniversary, we feature three of the company's employees with the longest tenure: Lisa Dolan, VP of supply chain strategy; Brandon Marugg, chief technology & privacy officer; and Lynn Pensa, senior account manager. These ALOM Long Timers, as we like to call them, have been with the company almost since the beginning. In this episode, they share their thoughts on ALOM's evolution, what makes ALOM unique and different compared to other organizations, and their proudest and most memorable moments at ALOM. 
03/09/22

A Guaranteed Strategy to Achieve Operational Excellence

A Guaranteed Strategy to Achieve Operational Excellence
In this episode of Smart Supply Chain, ALOM Director of Operations Eunice Lobo discusses her favorite strategy for achieving operational excellence: the balanced scorecard. Whether you're familiar with the balanced scorecard or completely new to it, you'll find a lot of value in Lobo's expertise and examples of how this strategy can help an organization stay true to its mission and vision while exceeding its customer expectations and financial objectives.  
02/24/22

Win the Supply Chain Talent Battle as the ’Employer of Choice’

Win the Supply Chain Talent Battle as the ’Employer of Choice’
Like many industries, manufacturing and supply chain are dealing with a persistent talent shortage – one that the pandemic exacerbated. Not only are organizations competing to acquire talent, but also retain the talent they already have. In this episode of Smart Supply Chain, ALOM President and CEO Hannah Kain and Head of People Paul Vagadori discuss best practices for managing talent, the importance of a diverse workforce, and how organizations can position themselves as the 'Employer of Choice' in this competitive labor market. 
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