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Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium

About Us

  • 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
Latest Supply Chain Consortium Updates
  • Tompkins International Blog Conveyor Systems and Selection
    Wednesday, August 05, 2015
    Choosing the right conveyor system is critical to the success of the rest your automated material handling system.  Conveyor systems are typically used to transport materials for long distances while reducing operational costs and improving safety.  Systems include various types of transport and accumulation conveyors along with: merges, inclines, declines, spirals, scanners, diverts, and sorters.  Floor conveyors can be utilized for various types of products, from small and light to full pallets, while overhead conveyors are configured for specific types of units depending on the application.  Read more.
  • Tompkins International Blog The REAL Future of Using Drones for Delivery
    Monday, August 03, 2015
    These days, it is not unusual when reading about Amazon, to have the subject of drones mentioned. When we first heard about Amazon using drones, the mental image presented was millions of flying machines delivering online-purchased goodies directly to our door within an hour.  Read more.
  • Tompkins International Blog Big Data and Consumer Products Companies
    Thursday, July 30, 2015
    Big data and business intelligence are alive and real at many Consumer Products (CP) companies, both large and small.  The size of the organization is not always a key indicator of the extent that big data is being used to make decisions and solve problems.  Read more.
  • Tompkins International Blog The Customer Benefits Most from Wal-Mart and Amazon Prime Day
    Friday, July 24, 2015
    On the day before Amazon Prime Day, I published a blog entitled "Leveling Your Supply Chain or Leveling Your Competition" that made the following points:  Read more.
  • Tompkins International Blog Customer – Competition – Company Equals a Profitable Supply Chain
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015
    One of my favorite times of the day is early in the morning.  For me it is all about starting the day with a Chocolate Chip Cookie – CCC.  Last week, as I was preparing a keynote address for a client’s Accelerated Solutions Workshop (ASW), I got up early and started my day with a different CCC – Customer, Competition, and Company.  I found this to be an effective way to think about problems, challenges, and opportunities.  As my thinking on this new CCC framework evolved, it became clear that this framework was applicable to almost all organizations.  To really get your arms around how your company is performing, it is useful to structure your thinking as follows:  Read more.
  • Tompkins International Blog Will Forecasts and/or Predictions Benefit The Alignment of Your Priorities and Your Supply Chain?
    Thursday, July 16, 2015
    This morning I read an article that addressed the use of forecasts and predictions to understand the future of retail.  Although an interesting read, I take exception to understanding forecasts and predictions as one in the same.  Read more.
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