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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, GlaxoSmithKline, Hallmark, Ingram Micro, Kane is Able, Miller-Coors, The Coca-Cola Company, Target 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 Retail Sales and the Implication on Real Estate: Part I
    Wednesday, February 25, 2015
    Recently, Tompkins International completed internal research on correlations between retail and real estate.  This research was done in order to give guidance on where retail sales are made and how retail impacts real estate.  We primarily analyzed how these factors affect sophisticated and unsophisticated countries differently.  Read more.
  • White Paper How to Survive and Prosper in Todays Sales Promotional World
    Wednesday, February 18, 2015
    Sales promotions have grown to become a very important component of companies overall strategy.  They impact the top line, bottom line, brand recognition, customer satisfaction and the supply chain of every company.  Learn more about what companies are doing with sales promotions and how their supply chains are being used to support promotional activity.  Read more.
  • Tompkins International Blog Designing for Material Handling Excellence
    Thursday, February 12, 2015
    Tompkins International recently celebrated our 15th year as a Material Handling integration firm.  As I reflect on these 15 years and the success of this business dimension, I see some very important lessons that have significantly contributed to our success in designing and implementing material handling systems.  Here are the top 3 interrelated lessons that I encourage you to ponder:  Read more.
  • Exective's Edge February 2015 - Aging Material Handling Equipment: Are There Risks for Your Company?
    Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    We have suspected that the average age of material handling equipment was creeping upward based on our observations in the large number of DCs we visit.  What we needed were some facts.  To validate our suspicions we produced a survey on the topic of aging material handling equipment and got feedback from a large number of retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and 3PLs.  We wanted to understand if our observations were right and also ask other questions about companys views on their material handling equipment.  Read more for few of the highlights of the report.
  • Tompkins International Blog The Phygital Shopper; the Fidgety Supply Chain Professional
    Monday, February 09, 2015
    In early-January Mindtree, the global information technology and outsourcing company, published U.K.-based research on omnichannel retail that provided quite a bit of insight into the oft-used buzzword and introducing us to a new term: the phygital shopper.  Its a catchy phrase used to describe tech-savvy shoppers who seamlessly move between traditional, brick-and-mortar shopping and online purchases; who mix online and in-store experiences, and use technology to match personal demand with available supply rather than supply anticipating demand.   Read more.
  • Tompkins International Blog The Results Are In On Retail Performance 2014: Part II
    Thursday, February 05, 2015
    In part 1 of this two-part blog, I explained why analyzing the retail performance data of year 2014: 1) was important as retailers, consumer products companies, distributors, 3PLs, and others tried to anticipate the future; and 2) was very confusing and difficult for a wide variety of reasons, but I will give this my best shot here.  Read more.
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