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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.

02/10/22

25 Years of Supply Chain Leadership – The Founder’s Story

25 Years of Supply Chain Leadership – The Founder’s Story
In this episode of Smart Supply Chain, ALOM President and CEO Hannah Kain discusses her entrepreneurial journey, from a little girl in Denmark who dreamed of owning her own business to founding one of the largest woman-owned supply chain service providers and B2B e-commerce innovators in the U.S. Today, as ALOM celebrates 25 years of operations, Kain recalls the obstacles she experienced and overcame to cement the company's position as a technology-driven, quality-focused industry leader.
01/26/22

Digital Transformation Giving Rise to Intelligent Supply Chain

Digital Transformation Giving Rise to Intelligent Supply Chain
Digital transformation (DX) involves integrating digital technology into all areas of a business, fundamentally changing the way it operates and delivers value to customers. In this episode, ALOM’s Chief Technology and Privacy Officer Brandon Marugg engages in a thought-provoking dialogue about the goals of DX and how its  impact is creating a more intelligent supply chain.
01/12/22

Seeing Supply Chain Through the Eyes of a CFO

Seeing Supply Chain Through the Eyes of a CFO
While most people realize that CFOs play important roles, most lack a true understanding of the many parts of an organization CFOs touch, especially when it comes to supply chain. This enlightening episode, featuring ALOM CFO Jack Sexton, offers a peek into the mind of a CFO, providing listeners with a better sense of how a CFO thinks about supply chains and how he directly influences an organization's success.
Regulatory Compliance, Talent, Trade and Freight
12/15/21

Supply Chain 2021 – A Look Back and Lessons Learned

Supply Chain 2021 – A Look Back and Lessons Learned
2021’s legacy will be The Year of Supply Chain. Suddenly, supply chain wasn't unfamiliar or uninteresting, but something everyone wanted to talk about. In this episode, ALOM CEO Hannah Kain looks back at the challenges the whack-a-mole supply chain created, the lessons supply chain professionals learned, what she considers to be the biggest surprise of the year, and what, if anything, keeps her up at night. This is an episode you don't want to miss.
Inventory Management, Talent, Trade and Freight
11/17/21

Evolution of Data in the Supply Chain

Evolution of Data in the Supply Chain
Have you always wondered about the correct pronunciation of the word "data"? Are you curious about the different ways data can be used to improve supply chain performance? Do you want to know how machine learning and AI can transform supply chains? ALOM's Chief Technology and Privacy Officer Brandon Marugg answers all these questions and more in this episode of Smart Supply Chain.
Ecommerce, Inventory Management, Technology
11/03/21

The Supply Chain of the Future

The Supply Chain of the Future
What will the global supply chain look like in 2027, and what can supply chain professionals do today to prepare for the future? ALOM's VP of Supply Chain Strategy Lisa Dolan tackles these questions in this riveting discussion that delves into shifting consumer expectations, advances in data and machine learning/AI, green supply chains, and more.
Sustainability, Talent, Technology
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