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.

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 …

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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

REAL Supply Chain Competitive Advantage – Staff Experience and Commitment

Hannah Kain - April 15, 2019

It is hard to remember when I was ever more proud in my life. This past month an ALOM staff member was named the 2019 …

Lisa Dolan on SDCE cover

Visibility into Supply Chain Business Intelligence

Hannah Kain - February 26, 2019

I could not help contemplating the high fives going around at United Airlines headquarters for meeting their luggage delivery KPI goals. I was recently at …

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