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 www.supplychainconsortium.com/new.

Latest Supply Chain Consortium Updates

Articles
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
In Part I of this series we discussed the culture, values, and expectations from best in class planning. We concluded that planning encompasses all of the best thinking at the time the plan is created to develop a roadmap for organizational alignment. When planning is at its best, the team aligns around a common value vision to help navigate uncertainty. Read more.
White Papers
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Integrated Business Planning (IBP) sits at the heart of many organizations as the management process that runs the entire business. The real power of IBP is in enabling effective decision making to control the future direction of the company. Read more.
Reports
Monday, January 09, 2017
Learn wny every company needs a supply chain strategy, the components of a successful strategy, and how it is managed. Follow along with the advanced solutions workshop in this detail report. Read more.
Tompkins International Blog
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
In the healthcare sector cost cutting is fast becoming a daily mantra, as organizations from pharma to medical products all look for ways to maintain profit margins in the face of lost patents to new healthcare reimbursement levels. However, in the supply chain simply cutting 10% of costs is not as easy as taking 10% of labor out of the process. Quality and control must not be comprised; however, process waste should not be ignored as a target for improvements. An approach of eliminating unnecessary steps, inventory, and in building the right network starts with inbound materials and flow through customer shipments. Opportunities can be found in all areas of the supply chain, but first we have to understand all the major parts of our internal supply chain. Read more.
Reports
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Learn more about the DC, FC and DC/FC Metrics Survey Report. Read more.
Articles
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Planning is often a misused term to describe the internal discussion that should be had to align the vision for a long term focus. Read more.
Articles
Thursday, December 08, 2016
The "singles day global shopping festival" breaks sales records and lays the foundation for "new global retail" model. Read more.
Tompkins International Blog
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Just as advanced supply chain planning was reaching for new heights, for example, real progress in expanding Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) to integrated business planning, from functional process planning models to Advanced Planning Systems (APS), from simple data analysis to advanced analytics, and from network analysis to network designs for fulfillment, along comes the “big bang” the Digital Era. Read more.
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