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.

Supply Chain and Free Trade Lessons from 2200 Years Ago

Hannah Kain - October 16, 2018

I recently visited Delos, a tiny island in the Greek Archipelago. Now uninhabited, the island houses a wealth of information about ancient supply chain and …

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The Cost of Supply Chain Regulatory Compliance

Hannah Kain - September 11, 2018

Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline both estimate that just the compliance cost for managing the Brexit situation will be around $100 million per company. Similarly, supply chain …

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The Expanding and Changing Requirements for Supply Chain Talent

Hannah Kain - July 30, 2018

A recent supply chain article dropped an alarming statistic. “A 2017 DHL survey notes that the talent shortage (with supply chain jobs outpacing supply by at least …

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Are You Ready When the Sales Team Delivers? How to Scale Your Supply Chain Efficiently

Jeremy Murchland - May 3, 2018

So, you’ve done it! Your sales team, after months or maybe years of presentations, proposal revisions and contract negotiations has landed a deal with one …

Jeremy Murchland

The eCommerce Returns Problem: Focus on Quality First

Jeremy Murchland - March 21, 2018

A recent article in Forbes Magazine, “The Ticking Time Bomb of E-commerce Returns” did a great job of summarizing the issue of different cost of returns. It …

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Low Tech Supply Chain Will Sink High Tech Products

Jeremy Murchland - February 26, 2018

Congratulations! Your company has developed the latest and greatest, high tech, “life-changing” home automation device. But without an effective and efficient supply chain, your hope …

Jeremy Murchland