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

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Tompkins International is pleased to announce Mike Futch recently being named Executive Vice President, Tompkins International, making him a part of the Senior Executive Team. Futch has been with Tompkins International for 25 years helping lead the supply chain consulting group. Read more.
Tompkins Blog
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Full supply chain visibility has been a top three goal of supply chain managers for more than a decade. The ability to see your inventory, customers’ orders, and financial transactions, as they move through every node in the supply chain is paramount. This enables opportunities to optimize inventory position, route shipments more efficiently, truly collaborate -not just cooperate, and communicate with customers to provide world class service. Read more.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Euromonitor International is pleased to present an interview with Jim Tompkins, CEO, and Michael Zakkour, Vice President – China/APAC Practice, Global e-commerce Strategy Practice, of Tompkins International. The conversation focuses on Amazon, Alibaba and how the companies compare on an international stage. Read more.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Michael Zakkour, Vice President, Tompkins International, expert on Alibaba, eCommerce, and China, Available for Comments, Interviews, and Discussions Read more.
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Monday, April 24, 2017
I recently had the privilege of interviewing Jim Tompkins, the CEO and founder of Tompkins International, a leader in the field of supply chain consulting and implementation. He provided some practical insights around values in leadership.

Jim founded the company in the early ‘70s after receiving his PhD in engineering, and suddenly found himself drafted into the army. As he needed to make some money (because he was now married and had no money), he negotiated a skills trade with the army in exchange for allowing him to start a private consulting practice 4 days per month.

This was the start of his company that still exists today. Read more.
Tompkins Blog
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Today more than ever, logistics professionals are at the forefront of designing new transportation and distribution solutions to support ever-changing fulfillment requirements. In today’s competitive B2B and B2C markets, logistics is feeling the pressure of responding to changing demand patterns, shorter lead times, and smaller orders. Responding to today’s customer driven demands requires much more agile solutions vs. traditional logistics networks. Read more.
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
The retail industry might be the most impacted by digital disruptions, on top of the obvious turmoil retailers’ face due to the rapid growth of e-commerce. Retailers also face all of the disruptions in the transportation industry, as retail has always been about moving merchandise from its point of origin into the hands of consumers. Read more.
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Monday, April 10, 2017
Developing supply-chain strategy as a process versus a project has become critical to make necessary strategic decisions in today’s dynamically changing e-commerce environment. As digital disruptions continue to evolve in the marketplace, leadership faces numerous challenging decisions to maintain and/or improve market share. Agility and creative thinking is required for you and your supply-chain evolution. Read more.
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