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.

Is Coronavirus Death Stroke to Just-in-Time Supply Chains?

Hannah Kain - February 27, 2020

I love being on safari in Africa. One of the favorite pastimes is to see zebra herds moving and then stopping at watering holes. Zebras …

Supply chain technology deficit – Do new solutions solve yesterday’s problems?

Hannah Kain - February 3, 2020

The race is on! Will technology innovation and implementation outpace the needs caused by increased complexity in the supply chain? I was pondering this issue …

The Silver Lining of Trade War

Hannah Kain - September 12, 2019

The trade wars are raging with businesses struggling to keep up with changing tariff rates, restrictions, retaliation and general fall-out. As a strong free trade …

Supply Ship

Supply Chain Technology – Decision Support Steps Beyond Visibility

Hannah Kain - July 24, 2019

Which technology innovation has the biggest impact on supply chain? If my inbox subject lines are any indication, this question has moved to the forefront …

ALOM BI dashboard preview

The NEW Definition of Supply Chain Disruption

Hannah Kain - June 19, 2019

In the old days, meaning up to year 2018, most supply chain professors would have simply answered that a disruption occurred when product was not …

Between the links

A Different Path to Agility

Hannah Kain - May 17, 2019

Lettuce has traditionally been the poster child for the need for velocity and agility in the supply chain. Food and certain pharmaceuticals require velocity – …

Supply chain fabric roll materials