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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 Best Practices for Loading Dock Safety
    Thursday, May 21, 2015
    Dock safety is and should be a part of every operation.  A Greenfield or up-fitting an existing facility is an excellent time to address dock safety, but just because you're in an existing facility doesn’t mean safety cannot be enhanced.  Read more.
  • White Paper What Is Supply Chain Network Design and Why Is It Important?
    Friday, May 15, 2015
    The primary purpose of a supply chain network design is to assess company policies and programs and to meet targets to accomplish long-term strategic objectives.Most business units or functional areas within a company are impacted by a network design project.  Read more.
  • Article The Benefits of Pooling Distribution
    Monday, May 04, 2015
    What if someone told you that you could significantly reduce your transportation spend and, at the same time, increase your service levels to customers by reducing the transit times and your carbon footprint.  It sounds too good to be true, right?  What if they then said that the concept has been around for years and it is being used by some of the top retailers in the US?  Read more.
  • Tompkins International Blog Adopting a Program Management Office in Your Supply Chain Organization
    Friday, May 01, 2015
    Learn more about the importance of the Program Management Office (PMO) as viewed from the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) level and how it is best organized, staffed, operated, and value-based.  I will briefly describe leading practices and provide guidelines for supply chain leaders seeking transformative improvements in their operations.  Read more.
  • Newsletters April Supply Chain Edge Newsletter
    Thursday, April 30, 2015
    THE FUTURE OF RETAIL GLOBALIZATION 2.0: The Four New Roads to Growth and Profit

    THE APPLE WATCH THE IPHONE AND CHINA: "Sold in China" Joins "Made in China"

    Read the newsletter.
  • Tompkins International Blog Calculating the True Return on Investment on Your Material Handling System - How ROI Calculations are Evolving
    Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    One of the final steps in distribution and fulfillment center material handling design efforts is to determine the return on investment (ROI), a tried and true method of ranking the economic benefits of multiple alternatives.  However, translating the results of economic analysis is not as easy as just ranking the key indicators.  Read more.
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