ALOM Recognized by Astra for Streamlining the Global Supply Chain with Strategic Alliances

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Astra today named global supply chain provider ALOM as the winner of its strategic alliance award, recognizing the international alliances ALOM has forged.

In the challenging supply chain industry, developing the right kind of global partnerships can open up opportunity for everyone.

That's one of the reasons why Astra today named ALOM as the winner of its strategic alliance award, recognizing the international alliances ALOM has forged.

The award is given by Astra Women's Business Alliance to acknowledge an Astra-certified woman business enterprise (WBE) for excellence in the establishment and use of strategic alliances leading to contracts with companies diverse in ethnicity, geography and core competency. ALOM won the 2009 Excellence in Strategic Alliances Award for its global expansion through in-depth partnerships.

"As a supply chain management provider, ALOM is part of the ultimate global industry," said Hannah Kain, President & CEO of ALOM. "Being able to service customers worldwide is paramount. Our customers demand that we produce, source, and ship throughout the world. For ALOM, our global partnerships are a necessity to service our Fortune 500 customers. Our travel budget and our jetlag have gone up, but so has our sales. Because of the partnerships, we have been able to sustain growth with our largest customers. Our partners have also inspired us and allowed us to benchmark our performance. We have certainly reaped the benefit of the work we put into selecting partners that are truly strategically and culturally aligned with ALOM."

Greater efficiency ultimately serves consumers and businesses everywhere. "Our customers continue to face challenging times," Kain added. "In response, we continue to create a supply chain that enables our customers to reduce costs and turn their supply chain into a competitive advantage. Our demand-driven approach allows our customers to minimize inventory while meeting customer demand. It is a strong value proposition, especially in this economy."

The award ceremony took place today in the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco.In attendance were several ALOM customers who are taking advantage of ALOM's global partnerships.

About ALOM
ALOM is a Fremont, California-based supply chain management provider that has been ISO-certified since 1998. Services include materials and inventory management, logistics, assembly, light manufacturing, fulfillment, and reverse logistics from 14 locations across North America, Asia and Europe. More information is available at http://www.alom.com

About Astra
The mission of Astra is the relentless pursuit of leadership, opportunity and diversity for women in business. Astra certifies women business owners under WBENC standards and procedures, creates contracting opportunities for women-owned businesses, and provides training and workshops for women business owners, corporate and agency procurement professionals in the states of Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Northern California.

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