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.

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 …

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 …

Supply Chain Enters The Boardroom

Hannah Kain - October 9, 2020

Supply chain has firmly entered board rooms and C-suite discussions. This trend started in the “before” world, yet was accelerated by the pandemic demand shifts …

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, …

PPE Quality Equals Safety and You Need Both

Hannah Kain - July 15, 2020

More than a century ago, the “Spanish flu” spread around the world. Until Covid-19 hit this year, that was the world’s last pandemic. Nothing of …