Each month, ALOM supply chain subject matter experts take a look at events, trends and technology shaping the industry and offer thought-provoking opinion and well-considered insight to help bring clarity and greater awareness of key issues.

May The Force Be With Your Supply Chain in 2023

Hannah Kain - January 9, 2023

“I felt a great disturbance in the force.” I am reminded of this famous Obie Wan Kenobi Star Wars movie quote when pondering the future …

Staff Retention Critical to Avoid a Supply Chain Train Wreck

Hannah Kain - December 19, 2022

After having gone to the same nail salon for the last 8 years and receiving very good service, I had a series of bad experiences …

What Gets Measured Gets Done – Supply Chain Impact on Climate Change

Hannah Kain - October 26, 2022

The Mississippi River is drying out. With the 60% of grain exports and 54% of soybean exports, as well as 1/3 of coal exports being …

Near Term Strategies to Balance Supply Chain Risk

Hannah Kain - July 28, 2022

Supply chains are causing so much disruption that only the brave among us dare confess to being a supply chain professional in social connections, lest …

50 Years of Supply Chain: Looking back on 25 years and forward to the next 25 years.

Hannah Kain - June 15, 2022

25 years have gone by since we invented ALOM. Leased an empty building. Bought the first technology. Hired the first staff. Started building the culture. …

Boards and C-suite Get Crash Course in Supply Chain

Hannah Kain - May 6, 2022

“We’re just losing confidence that they’re actually going to deliver,” said Cummins CEO and chairman, Tom Linebarger recently about Cummins’ suppliers as he was commenting …