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Top Tips for Product Naming Success

Moon’s paper discusses the factors that should be considered in the naming of a product, put in context to the item master, and the many factors that should be considered in describing an item. The series of discussions will help companies develop a comprehensive strategy for managing part... »


The Alibaba Effect Video – One Year Anniversary

On June 25, 2015 Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International breakthrough video The Alibaba Effect will be celebrating its one year anniversary. Tompkins International will be celebrating the success of The Alibaba Effect and how Jim Tompkins has continued to shape and grow the supply chain industry... »


Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award

Dr. James A. Tompkins received the prestigious Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award at the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).  This award is the highest and most esteemed honor bestowed by IIE. It recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves through... »


OVERCOMING CHOICE OVERLOAD – The New Realty of Supply Chain

Many people regard choices as a good thing. But, one must realize too few choices begets discomfort or unhappiness and too many choices leads to confusion, regret of alternatives not taken, and second guessing. Today, the business world is more complex than it has ever been. Read More »


New Video Coming Soon The Titans: Alibaba, Amazon, and Walmart

Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, supply chain and retail operations strategy expert, reveals what your business needs to know about The Titans: Alibaba, Amazon, and Walmart, in his newest thought leadership video coming soon. Read More »


The Titans: Alibaba, Amazon, and Walmart – What is Customer Centricity?

Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, supply chain and retail operations strategy expert, reveals what your business needs to know about The Titans: Alibaba, Amazon, and Walmart, in his newest thought leadership video coming soon. Read More »


The Titans: Alibaba, Amazon, and Walmart What is Omnichannel?

Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, supply chain and retail operations strategy expert, reveals what your business needs to know about The Titans: Alibaba, Amazon, and Walmart, in his newest thought leadership video coming soon. Read More »


4PLs Make the Final Move

4PLs Make the Final Move

Analyst Insight: Fourth-party logistics providers (4PLs) are gaining traction in the final delivery service provider industry. The explosion of order-direct to customer delivery has created a need for final delivery service providers with varying capacities and capabilities. 4PLs can provide a... »


Advanced Supply Chain Planning for Tomorrow's Markets

Advanced Supply Chain Planning for Tomorrow's Markets

Analyst Insight: If supply chains are not planned, then they evolve and often become overly costly, risky and ineffective in serving customers. However, today's dynamic markets require much more than routine planning. Each mega-process in the end-to-end supply chain (Plan, Buy, Make, Move,... »


Top Retail Megatrends Require an Omnichannel Supply Chain

Top Retail Megatrends Require an Omnichannel Supply Chain

Analyst Insight: The retail industry is undergoing massive transformations as a result of three megatrends: technology, globalization and supply chain. New technologies have changed the definition of the word "shopping." Globalization has resulted in products designed for international consumption... »


Consumer Products Companies Can Be Multichannel, Too

Consumer Products Companies Can Be Multichannel, Too

Analyst Insight: Consumer products companies are making far greater use of alternative sales channels than ever before. They are proactively reaching out to customers, whether in B2B or B2C environments, to gain share of mind and increase sales. Consumer products companies have also become much... »


The Future Model: Driving Speed to Value for 3PLs and Customers

The Future Model: Driving Speed to Value for 3PLs and Customers

Analyst Insight: Implementation time-lines for transportation management outsourcing continue to shrink thanks to cloud-based systems, process standardization, and features like automated carrier contract management. This is not the case for facility start-ups. With 10+ key milestones, hundreds of... »


Getting To the Truth About Alibaba: Three Whoppers and a Good One

Three of the leading news and business publications recently wrote related stories on Alibaba. Between November 30 and December 22 three articles on Alibaba were published that are just plain wrong. Read blog here »


Reward & Recognition Processes

Did you know that only about 18% of supply chain partners have a formal rewards system in place? In this survey-based report, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium sharpens the lens on today’s rewards and recognition processes in the supply chain industry. Download report »


Supply Chain Assessments and Benchmarking

Discover the ins-and-outs of supply chain assessments and benchmarking in this new report. Learn how they work, what the benefits are, and how you can apply these practices to your organization. Download report »


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