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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.

11/16/22

Nearsourcing: The Fast and The Flexible

Nearsourcing: The Fast and The Flexible
Speed into this latest episode of Smart Supply Chain featuring ALOM's Lisa Dolan, vice president of supply chain strategy, and Shawn Bush, supply base manager. These two supply chain experts trade insights and opinions on nearsourcing and why it's a critical strategy in today's environment. This exciting episode races into the history of nearsourcing and why it's coming back with a roar. So strap in and enjoy the ride!
10/12/22

How Tech-Focused COOs Are Transforming Supply Chains

How Tech-Focused COOs Are Transforming Supply Chains
Every company, regardless of size or industry, is becoming a tech company, according to ALOM's new Chief Operating Officer Brandon Marugg. In this episode of Smart Supply Chain, he explains what it means to be a tech-focused COO and how that mindset impacts the management of supply chains today and tomorrow. From culture and software integration to "I Love Lucy" and Jenga, this episode is not only enlightening but also entertaining. 
09/14/22

Zen and the Art of a Successful Supply Chain Program Launch

Zen and the Art of a Successful Supply Chain Program Launch
The launch of a new supply chain program is undoubtedly exciting, but it can also be stressful. All too often, the planning and contracting process is rocky, and onboarding doesn't meet expectations. In this episode of Smart Supply Chain, Shireen Garrison and Steve Brown, leaders on ALOM's Strategic Account Management team, detail methods to overcome challenges related to new program launches and the art of ensuring their success. Filled with real-life examples and helpful advice, this episode is a must-listen for all supply chain pros.   
07/13/22

The Pick Up – a Fresh Perspective on Picking Strategies

The Pick Up – a Fresh Perspective on Picking Strategies
ALOM Director of Operations Steven Pierce lets us pick his brain about various picking strategies and the most popular picking methods. Full of fun, fascinating dialogue and real-world examples about all things picking-related, this episode of Smart Supply Chain provides a fresh perspective on one of the most important supply chain management basics.
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. 
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