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.
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May The Force Be With Your Supply Chain in 2023
Hannah Kain - January 9, 2023
“I felt a great disturbance in the force.” I am reminded of this famous Obie Wan Kenobi Star Wars movie quote when pondering the future of supply chains. As I meet more business colleagues face-to-face, …
Chess vs Supply Chain: The Next Move is Yours
Hannah Kain - March 10, 2021
Chess players are often admired for their analytical skills and ability to make decisions. Yet, chess is so much simpler than supply chain. There are …
German Supply Chain Act Signals Global Shift in Transparency and Compliance
Hannah Kain - February 17, 2021
Supply chain pros just may be suffering from PTSD after a harrowing year with rapid changes. The pandemic brought huge demand shifts, now followed by …
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 …