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.

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 …