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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 4 Questions About Supply Chain Illusions
    Thursday, January 29, 2015
    An illusion is a false belief not in accord with the facts.  An illusion is a false perception of what one sees, feels, hears, smells or tastes.  So an illusion happens when there is a distortion of our senses resulting in our brain not obtaining an accurate view of reality.  Interesting, but SO WHAT?  Well think about these questions:  What is the definition of a retailer?  What is the definition of a consumer products firm?  What is the definition of a B2B firm?  What is the definition of a B2C firm?  Read more.
  • Tompkins International Blog Supply Chains Value To An Organization
    Wednesday, January 28, 2015
    Today we are faced with a very interesting question on the value of an organization.  Is the value of an organization based on brand, market share, EBITDA, growth potential, stock holding, cash?  The answer is yes, yes, yes.  Is an organization valued on supply chain, technology and its global penetration?  The answers are yes, yes and yes.  So, how does this play out and why are we discussing this today?  Read more.
  • Asia Supply Chain Exellence Report January 2015 Report
    Monday, January 26, 2015
    We hear of amazing growth in China domestic e-commerce, yet cross-border e-commerce has experienced even greater growth due to new platforms and payment methods.  What is the big attraction, both for Chinese consumers and for brands?  Read more.
  • Tompkins International Blog Parcel Rate Increases Defying Logic?
    Thursday, January 22, 2015
    Parcel shippers are still trying to digest the impact of the huge freight rate increase implemented by both UPS and FedEx by changing the way they price ground services for packages measuring less than 3 cubic feet.  The packages are now being charged on a dimensional weight basis for the first time ever.  Read more.
  • Tompkins International Blog Supply Chain Network Design: Picking the Right Tool for the Job
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015
    Supply chain network design activities are essential for keeping supply chain operating efficiently and effectively.  The days of doing a network design every two or three years is quickly being replaced with a need for frequent, smaller scoped design activities to fine tune performance.  Clearly a key point of this process is picking the right tool or tools for evaluating the network.  Read more.
  • Exective's Edge January 2015 - Getting to the Truth about Alibaba
    Thursday, January 15, 2015
    There is a lot of information and misinformation being printed today about the China e-commerce company, Alibaba.  I believe that it is essential for executives to understand what Alibaba does, how it really works and how Alibaba impacts you.  In an effort to keep you accurately informed I would like to present the below information recently printed on Alibaba.  Read more.
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