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 New “Normal” Two Year Plan: The Pulsing Supply Chain

Hannah Kain - April 13, 2020

Food, toilet tissue, PPE’s, and ventilators. I imagine most supply chain professionals have answered more questions about the supply chain over the last weeks than …

Pandemic Meets Supply Chain: Tools, Threats and Thoughts

Hannah Kain - March 12, 2020

Download PDF version WHO just declared the coronavirus a Pandemic. Now we need to pull out every tool in the box to fight back. Supply …


Is Coronavirus Death Stroke to Just-in-Time Supply Chains?

Hannah Kain - February 27, 2020

I love being on safari in Africa. One of the favorite pastimes is to see zebra herds moving and then stopping at watering holes. Zebras …

Supply chain technology deficit – Do new solutions solve yesterday’s problems?

Hannah Kain - February 3, 2020

The race is on! Will technology innovation and implementation outpace the needs caused by increased complexity in the supply chain? I was pondering this issue …

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 …

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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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