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.

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 …

Cocktail Napkin Math Portends Ongoing West Coast Port Back-ups

Hannah Kain - February 1, 2022

After decades in supply chain, my main focus area frankly has not been U.S. Ports. Yes, like everyone else, I have recognized that we have …