Smart Supply Chain
Nearsourcing: The Fast and The Flexible

Nearsourcing: The Fast and The Flexible

November 16, 2022

Speed into this latest episode of Smart Supply Chain featuring ALOM's Lisa Dolan, vice president of supply chain strategy, and Shawn Bush, supply base manager. These two supply chain experts trade insights and opinions on nearsourcing and why it's a critical strategy in today's environment. This exciting episode races into the history of nearsourcing and why it's coming back with a roar. So strap in and enjoy the ride!

How Tech-Focused COOs Are Transforming Supply Chains

How Tech-Focused COOs Are Transforming Supply Chains

October 12, 2022

Every company, regardless of size or industry, is becoming a tech company, according to ALOM's new Chief Operating Officer Brandon Marugg. In this episode of Smart Supply Chain, he explains what it means to be a tech-focused COO and how that mindset impacts the management of supply chains today and tomorrow. From culture and software integration to "I Love Lucy" and Jenga, this episode is not only enlightening but also entertaining. 

Zen and the Art of a Successful Supply Chain Program Launch

Zen and the Art of a Successful Supply Chain Program Launch

September 14, 2022

The launch of a new supply chain program is undoubtedly exciting, but it can also be stressful. All too often, the planning and contracting process is rocky, and onboarding doesn't meet expectations. In this episode of Smart Supply Chain, Shireen Garrison and Steve Brown, leaders on ALOM's Strategic Account Management team, detail methods to overcome challenges related to new program launches and the art of ensuring their success. Filled with real-life examples and helpful advice, this episode is a must-listen for all supply chain pros.   

The Pick Up – a Fresh Perspective on Picking Strategies

The Pick Up – a Fresh Perspective on Picking Strategies

July 13, 2022

ALOM Director of Operations Steven Pierce lets us pick his brain about various picking strategies and the most popular picking methods. Full of fun, fascinating dialogue and real-world examples about all things picking-related, this episode of Smart Supply Chain provides a fresh perspective on one of the most important supply chain management basics.

The New Math of Supply Chain

The New Math of Supply Chain

May 19, 2022

Within organizations today, supply chain is moving into the spotlight. C-suite execs and boards are realizing supply chain drives their businesses. This realization has changed the way they think about the math of supply chain. In this episode of Smart Supply Chain, ALOM VP of Global Accounts Dana Hicks digs into supply chain’s evolution from a simple cost center into a a critical function that increases revenue and improves customer satisfaction.  

Why Companies Are Moving Closer to Nearshoring Strategies

Why Companies Are Moving Closer to Nearshoring Strategies

May 4, 2022

After several decades of offshoring manufacturing and supplier networks to Asia, many corporations are now embracing nearshoring. In this episode, Rosemary Coates, executive director of the Reshoring Institute, and Hannah Kain, president & CEO of ALOM, partner up to deliver a though-provoking discussion that digs into what's motivating corporations to shift their strategy and how that shift will impact supply chains around the world. 

Industry Outlook and Predictions from 3 Supply Chain Pros to Know

Industry Outlook and Predictions from 3 Supply Chain Pros to Know

April 6, 2022

ALOM leaders Hannah Kain, Lisa Dolan, and Eunice Lobo each bring a different perspective to the supply chain industry in this engaging episode of Smart Supply Chain. These brilliant supply chain experts, who've been named as 2022 Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive, provide a comprehensive industry outlook and share insightful predictions for the coming years. 

 

Building a Winning Team and Culture Over 25 Years

Building a Winning Team and Culture Over 25 Years

March 23, 2022

This episode of Smart Supply Chain is packed with supply chain experts! In honor of ALOM's 25th anniversary, we feature three of the company's employees with the longest tenure: Lisa Dolan, VP of supply chain strategy; Brandon Marugg, chief technology & privacy officer; and Lynn Pensa, senior account manager. These ALOM Long Timers, as we like to call them, have been with the company almost since the beginning. In this episode, they share their thoughts on ALOM's evolution, what makes ALOM unique and different compared to other organizations, and their proudest and most memorable moments at ALOM. 

A Guaranteed Strategy to Achieve Operational Excellence

A Guaranteed Strategy to Achieve Operational Excellence

March 9, 2022

In this episode of Smart Supply Chain, ALOM Director of Operations Eunice Lobo discusses her favorite strategy for achieving operational excellence: the balanced scorecard. Whether you're familiar with the balanced scorecard or completely new to it, you'll find a lot of value in Lobo's expertise and examples of how this strategy can help an organization stay true to its mission and vision while exceeding its customer expectations and financial objectives.  

Win the Supply Chain Talent Battle as the ’Employer of Choice’

Win the Supply Chain Talent Battle as the ’Employer of Choice’

February 24, 2022

Like many industries, manufacturing and supply chain are dealing with a persistent talent shortage – one that the pandemic exacerbated. Not only are organizations competing to acquire talent, but also retain the talent they already have. In this episode of Smart Supply Chain, ALOM President and CEO Hannah Kain and Head of People Paul Vagadori discuss best practices for managing talent, the importance of a diverse workforce, and how organizations can position themselves as the 'Employer of Choice' in this competitive labor market.