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.
Between The Links
Cooking, supply chain and vaccines. Some year-end thoughts
Hannah Kain - December 23, 2020
I was baking traditional Danish Christmas cookies in December. Into the dough went cloves, cardamom, all spice, nutmeg, cinnamon. Many of us associate the spices with Christmas, and no wonder: Not too long ago, these …
Supply Chain Planning Considerations – What Will 2021 Bring?
Hannah Kain - December 2, 2020
The 2021 planning cycle is well underway in corporate America. However, the crystal ball has become murky. At least we had the illusion of being …
The Unforeseen (and mostly overlooked) Supply Chain Human Tragedy: It’s time to do something.
Hannah Kain - September 15, 2020
“Sometimes it is feeling like prison.” This is what one crew member, Ajith Nandasena, said after being stuck at sea for 13 months. Ajith was …
Preparing Supply Chains for the Unknown – from Survival to Thriving
Hannah Kain - August 12, 2020
How do you prepare for the unknown? That’s a question many people have asked over the last six months as we realized that the world, …
Shifting Supply Chain Channel Strategy – where are you placing your bets?
Hannah Kain - June 4, 2020
I’ve been hitting the “Buy” button much more frequently these last months than ever before. I am not alone. Ecommerce has seen huge upswing, while …