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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.

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. 
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.
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