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Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium is the premier source for supply chain benchmarking and best practices knowledge.  With more than 350 participating retail, manufacturing and wholesale/distribution companies, the Consortium sponsors a comprehensive repository of over 10,000 data points complemented by search capabilities, online analysis tools, topic forums and peer networking for supply chain executives and practitioners.  The Consortium is led by the needs of its membership and an Advisory Board that includes executives from Domino’s Pizza, Hallmark, Ingram Micro, Kane is Able, Miller-Coors, and University of Wisconsin.  To learn more about how your company can become a member of the Supply Chain Consortium, contact Patty Trocchio, 919-855-5424 or visit www.supplychainconsortium.com/new.

Latest Supply Chain Consortium Updates

Tompkins International Blog
Thursday, August 11, 2016
When considering any material handling equipment, the size of the products you will be moving is very important. Knowing what the size of the item to be conveyed, lifted, moved, or stored allows you to select the right equipment for the job. Read more.
Tompkins International Blog
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Technology magazine CIOReview has recently recognized Tompkins International as one the 20 most promising logistic tech solution providers of 2016. The list is an annual catalog of 20 companies that are at the forefront of providing logistics solutions and impacting the marketplace. Read more.
Tompkins International Blog
Monday, July 25, 2016
Verizon has acquired Yahoo. This acquisition cost Verizon $4.8 billion. This price includes Yahoo’s core business. Yahoo shareholders still have an estimated $31 billion in investments in Alibaba. In addition, there are also investments in Yahoo Japan and a small portfolio of patents remaining. Read more.
Tompkins International Blog
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Fifteen years ago Steve Jobs asked the question, “Is Yahoo a technology company or a content company?” Ten years ago Yahoo was unable to answer the technology vs. content question. Four years ago Marissa Mayer joined Yahoo and without answering the question began a journey of acquisitions and a massive overhaul of Yahoo. July 18, 2016 Yahoo shared their latest quarter’s financial statement. Not a good report, as revenues for the second quarter fell 15% and operating profit fell 64%. Based on these results and the last six months of the “Yahoo Yard Sale” many believe the July 18 financial statement was the beginning of the end for Yahoo. Many are offering opinions on various things that were done or were not done to result in the sad demise of a business that at one point was viewed as the “Best of the Best.” The opinions being voiced include: executive turnover, activist shareholders, declining revenues, poor cost control, the prolonged Yahoo yard sale, etc. These are not the cause of the demise of Yahoo, but, rather the symptoms that indicate the demise of Yahoo. Read more.
Tompkins International Blog
Thursday, July 14, 2016
We are less than two months away from the premium Tompkins International Supply Chain Leadership Forum 2016 (SCLF). We want to provide some more exciting details about the SCLF being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota August 29th through August 31st. This year you will be joining our CEO, Jim Tompkins, along with 200 other supply chain executives and experts. You will have the opportunity to connect with one another, share insight, and learn together due to the remarkable lineup of events and speakers taking place throughout the two days; allowing all to connect, share, and learn. Read more.
Tompkins International Blog
Thursday, July 07, 2016
The entire Tompkins International team has recently been recognized by SupplyChainBrain. SupplyChainBrain has released their 2016 Great Supply Chain Partner list; Tompkins International is honored to be included in the list of 2016 Great Supply Chain Partners. Read more.
Tompkins International Blog
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Among the issues surfacing related to the impacts of the British vote to exit the European Union are questions regarding changes in supply chains, particularly by those owned by U.S. companies. Although the majority of immediate concerns has been driven by questions related to financial markets, as well as, of course, the political chaos occurring both in London and Brussels, business interests are also correct to be concerned. After all, the original intent of forming the EU was the creation of the “Common Market” and supply chains have evolved in response to this goal. Inasmuch as the U.K. and the U.S. are primary trading partners, let's consider how U.S. companies supply chains will be impacted should the exit be final. Read more.
Tompkins International Blog
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Leading change is not easy. One of the difficulties is gaining support from staff members. Communicating the rational for change and repeating your message is important in order to gain staff support. Read more.
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