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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.

12/07/23

A CEO Perspective: 2024 Supply Chain Outlook

A CEO Perspective: 2024 Supply Chain Outlook
In this episode of "Smart Supply Chain," ALOM CEO Hannah Kain identifies industry trends she’s watching closely as we head into 2024. Relying on decades of experience, she delves into how volatile geopolitics, technological advancements, and sustainability initiatives are reshaping today’s supply chains. Tune in to hear one of the industry’s most respected and visionary experts as she shares her 2024 supply chain outlook.
07/26/23

Logistics: Getting Anything Everywhere All at Once

Logistics: Getting Anything Everywhere All at Once
In the latest episode of Smart Supply Chain, ALOM Director of Logistics Brandon Hulse challenges the common misperception that logistics is merely about delivering finished goods to the customer and explores the all-encompassing role of logistics in every part of the supply chain. This informative episode highlights the consequences of undervaluing logistics and champions the need for strong logistics partners to forge efficient, effective supply chains.
07/12/23

The True Cost of Supply Chain Quality

The True Cost of Supply Chain Quality
In this can’t-miss episode of Smart Supply Chain, we welcome back a audience favorite, ALOM CEO Hannah Kain, and introduce a fresh voice to the podcast, Kaveh Moraghebi, Senior Director of Quality and Sustainability at ALOM. Together, they discuss one of the industry’s most debated topics – the true cost of quality in the supply chain. These supply chain savants delve into the impact on quality on the entire supply chain, from product design to the end user. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a curious newbie, you'll walk away with a more nuanced understanding of the complex topic that is quality.
05/24/23

Pushing Reverse Logistics Forward

Pushing Reverse Logistics Forward
In this age of booming ecommerce and heightened customer expectations, returns management is increasingly complex. This episode of Smart Supply Chain, featuring ALOM Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy Lisa Dolan, unpacks how reverse logistics significantly influences customer satisfaction and brand reputation, along with highlighting innovative strategies and solutions to navigate the ever-evolving returns environment. 
05/11/23

CFO Viewpoint: The Price of Supply Chain Uncertainty

CFO Viewpoint: The Price of Supply Chain Uncertainty
Inflation, increasing interest rates, a shaky economy, softening consumer demand, geopolitical unrest, war ... the list of factors creating uncertainty in the global supply chain continues to grow, putting even more pressure on supply chain professionals. In this episode of Smart Supply Chain, ALOM CFO Jack Sexton discusses the price of supply chain uncertainty and offers tips on how to manage these ballooning costs and create a resilient, cost efficient supply chain.  
04/26/23

How ChatGPT Will Change Supply Chains

How ChatGPT Will Change Supply Chains
With the buzz around ChatGPT continuing to increase, Smart Supply Chain connected with one of our listeners' favorite experts, ALOM COO/CTO Brandon Marugg, and asked him to share his thoughts about this powerful AI and the future of chatbots. In this can't miss episode, Brandon not only explains ChatGPT, but also digs into how it will change supply chains and the benefits and risks related to using this type of AI. 
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