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Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum 2020
May

4 - 6

Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum 2020

A supply chain forum for executives.

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SensorThink Series

SensorThink Series - Episode 1
Sep

19

SensorThink Series - Episode 1

Introduction to Digital Technology in the Warehouse

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SensorThink Series - Episode 2
Sep

19

SensorThink Series - Episode 2

A Technology Shift is Underway in the Warehouse

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SensorThink Series - Episode 3
Sep

27

SensorThink Series - Episode 3

How Are Your Assets Performing?

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SensorThink Series - Episode 4
Oct

3

SensorThink Series - Episode 4

Managing Labor in the Warehouse

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SensorThink Series - Episode 5
Oct

11

SensorThink Series - Episode 5

Maintenance in an IoT Warehouse

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SensorThink Series - Episode 6
Oct

16

SensorThink Series - Episode 6

Are Your Buildings as Safe as They Can Be?

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SensorThink Series - Episode 7
Oct

24

SensorThink Series - Episode 7

Understanding the Impact of Energy on Operations

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SensorThink Series - Episode 8
Oct

31

SensorThink Series - Episode 8

How Does Environment Affect Performance?

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In the News

Meet Our CEO, Jim Tompkins
Aug

20

Meet Our CEO, Jim Tompkins

In the 8th grade, a 4-foot-8-inch Jim Tompkins aspired to be a professional basketball player. It wasn’t until his senior year in high school that Jim decided he wanted to follow his dad’s longtime advice to become an engineer. When forced to rewrite a failing English paper on the topic, Jim rewrote it about industrial engineering, and since then has always wanted to be an engineer.

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Customer Demands and eCommerce Solutions
Aug

12

Customer Demands and eCommerce Solutions

With customer demands and eCommerce sales continuing to grow at lightning speed day after day, the supply chain is taking on a different—and highly important—role in shaping the customer experience. A late delivery or laborious return process can cause enough dissatisfaction to drive a customer to the competition. In addition to fast shipping and low prices, retail giants like Amazon and Walmart place a heavy emphasis on the customer experience, a China-born concept that is now going global. Widely known as ‘New Retail,’ Alibaba defines its holistic approach as “the complete integration of online, offline, logistics, and technology for a single value chain.” According to Frost & Sullivan, by 2020, customer experience will exceed price and product as the key brand differentiator, further fueling the urgency for supply chain leaders to adapt to this burgeoning trend.

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Anti-Brittle: Succeeding and Flourishing in these Uncertain and Volatile Times
Jun

27

Anti-Brittle: Succeeding and Flourishing in these Uncertain and Volatile Times

We are excited to share with you the latest video from Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, supply chain and new retail strategy expert. Anti-Brittle: Succeeding and Flourishing in these Uncertain and Volatile Times focuses on the level of uncertainty and volatility organizations are facing today as a result of the digital era, disruption cycle, commerce, new retail, and technology innovations such as data science and robotics, to name a few. Tompkins’ continues to shape and grow the supply chain industry through innovative ideas, insight and reinvention.

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Tompkins International Thought Leadership On How To Achieve Supply Chain Success During These Uncertain Times
Jun

25

Tompkins International Thought Leadership On How To Achieve Supply Chain Success During These Uncertain Times

Raleigh, NC - Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, supply chain and new retail strategy expert, has just released his newest thought leadership video Anti-Brittle: Succeeding and Flourishing in these Uncertain and Volatile Times. Tompkins’ continues to shape and grow the supply chain industry through innovative ideas, insight and reinvention.

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Tompkins International Announces Additions to Executive Team
May

28

Tompkins International Announces Additions to Executive Team

Raleigh, NC - Tompkins International is proud to announce additions to its executive leadership team.  These additions are a direct result of the company’s growth.

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MonarchFx: Providing Smartest Logistics Solutions To The Healthcare Industry
May

23

MonarchFx: Providing Smartest Logistics Solutions To The Healthcare Industry

Over the past few years, e-commerce has made remarkable progress and is boosting the sales of all industries. Healthcare is one such industry that is highly influenced by the evolution of e-commerce. The statistics taken from Goldman Sachs shows that the healthcare industry is about to spend approximately $32 billion on e-commerce and web services annually. That is five times more than the $6 billion online retailers currently spend annually on all forms of e-commerce and services. E-commerce is transforming everything and in order to match up with the growing, e-commerce industry, sellers of healthcare products require a new ecosystem, which they can rely on. In response to this, MonarchFx, a Tompkins International company, offers a nationwide healthcare ecosystem. It integrates offline, online, logistics & data across a single unified supply chain for sellers of healthcare products and delivers high-tech solutions to the ever-changing healthcare sector.

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Industry Executives Met at the Supply Chain Leadership Forum to Discuss Common Challenges and Solutions
May

16

Industry Executives Met at the Supply Chain Leadership Forum to Discuss Common Challenges and Solutions

A dozen supply chain executives met over breakfast at this year’s Supply Chain Leadership Forum (SCLF) to share their views, experiences and current challenges. When asked, “What’s going on in your operations?” by Denny McKnight, moderator of the discussion and President of Tompkins International, a common theme quickly emerged from the group, which was, “how are you attracting and retaining top talent amidst the current labor shortage?”

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Tompkins International Announces 2020 Annual Supply Chain Leadership Forum
May

15

Tompkins International Announces 2020 Annual Supply Chain Leadership Forum

Raleigh, NC - Tompkins International announces the 2020 Annual Supply Chain Leadership Forum will be held in Pinehurst, North Carolina from May 4-6, 2020 at The Carolina Hotel. The purpose of the Supply Chain Leadership Forum is to bring supply chain executives together from a wide range of industries to connect, share, and learn.  The topics of discussion relate to supply chain, business strategies, and operations.  Supply chain executives from all major industries are in attendance, including retail, consumer products, 3PL, pharmaceutical, and select service providers.

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Tompkins International Annual Supply Chain Leadership Forum Keynote Speech
May

7

Tompkins International Annual Supply Chain Leadership Forum Keynote Speech

Raleigh, NC - th Annual Supply Chain Leadership Forum.  Two hundred supply chain experts have taken their seats to listen to Dr. Tompkins begin his keynote speech.  Dr. Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International and CEO of MonarchFx, is explaining the disruption cycle, the level of organizational chaos, and how the volatility of global economies is forcing organizations to deal with an unprecedented level of uncertainty.

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2019 Supply Chain Leadership Forum
Apr

11

2019 Supply Chain Leadership Forum

The 15th annual Supply Chain Leadership Forum (SCLF) is being held May 6-8 at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club in Durham, North Carolina. This year’s event will feature presentations from industry experts and live demonstrations of best-in-class supply chain technologies. 

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Tompkins International Announces Speakers and Events for  2019 Supply Chain Leadership Forum
Apr

1

Tompkins International Announces Speakers and Events for 2019 Supply Chain Leadership Forum

th annual Supply Chain Leadership Forum (SCLF) being held May 6-8 at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club in Durham, North Carolina. This year’s event will feature presentations from industry experts and live demonstrations of best-in-class supply chain technologies. 

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Tompkins International Showcases Innovations at ProMat 2019 Press Conference
Mar

27

Tompkins International Showcases Innovations at ProMat 2019 Press Conference

Come hear from Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International. Jim will be discussing the Tompkins International core competencies ecosystem, which includes commerce, logistics, strategy, and technology. Featured during the press conference will be live demonstrations and discussions of the following:

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Tompkins International Has History
Mar

19

Tompkins International Has History

Come see us at ProMat 2019 in Chicago! Visit booth # S4250.

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Training for Emerging Factory Technologies
Sep

14

Training for Emerging Factory Technologies

As factories and distribution centers become increasingly automated, the workers who remain will be those who are trained to best troubleshoot when problems arise—and when needed, deliver the extra human touch to enhance the end-customer’s experience.

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Why smarts are central to Internet of Things in the warehouse
Apr

17

Why smarts are central to Internet of Things in the warehouse

The connected warehouse, enabled in part by Internet of Things (IoT) technology, is a concept that’s gaining interest as companies try to cope with e-commerce service level and cost reduction pressures. But, is this concept more vision than reality?

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How IoT in the Warehouse Helps Productivity
Apr

3

How IoT in the Warehouse Helps Productivity

Employees perform better when they can work in a comfortable environment; but controlling the climate in a warehouse comes at a cost. Finding the right balance of climate control and worker performance requires information and analysis.

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NextGen Supply Chain: Lights-Out Logistics in the Connected Warehouse
Feb

27

NextGen Supply Chain: Lights-Out Logistics in the Connected Warehouse

Cross the threshold into Tompkins International’s newly-reopened Emerging Technology Center (ETC) in Orlando, and you’ll instantly find yourself immersed in a vision that the organization’s founder and CEO, James Tompkins, first dreamed of back in 2012.

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DCs weigh workplace safety after shooting at UPS package center
Jun

15

DCs weigh workplace safety after shooting at UPS package center

Tighter warehouse security can deter theft, but preventing violence requires social awareness, experts say.

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The Benefits of a Connected Warehouse
Apr

13

The Benefits of a Connected Warehouse

The Internet of Things (IoT) was originally the concept of “things talking”. In the early days we envisioned RFID tags on everything, helping to identify and locate any object in the universe. The RFID tag would uniquely identify the item, determine its location, and put a time stamp to the transaction. It was a straightforward concept. It was either there, or it was not. It was all about identity and location.

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An IoT Platform For Material Handling
Apr

6

An IoT Platform For Material Handling

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about using sensor data to make better decisions. The use of sensor data to make better decisions is nothing new in warehousing. Warehouse management systems (WMS) have for decades relied on scans from barcode scanners to confirm floor level activities have occurred correctly. In the last ten years, we’ve seen other automatic identification technologies to achieve the same sorts of process reliability.

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ProMat 2017 Day 2 Video Review
Apr

5

ProMat 2017 Day 2 Video Review

SCDigest Editor Dan Gilmore and Materials Handling Editor Cliff Holste from the Exhibition Floor in Chicago.

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SensorThink launches warehouse execution system
Mar

24

SensorThink launches warehouse execution system

Supply chain software startup SensorThink has released a specialized warehouse execution system (WES) product designed to serve automated distribution centers (DCs) such as those being launched by parent company Tompkins International.

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Introducing SensorThink
Mar

20

Introducing SensorThink

SensorThink is the first digital platform to bring The Connected Warehouse™ to life. Every piece of information can be collected, processed, and analyzed allowing you to see and analyze your operations in a way never before possible.

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SensorThink® Emerges from Stealth Mode, Announces the Release of the First Digital Platform for the Warehousing Industry
Mar

13

SensorThink® Emerges from Stealth Mode, Announces the Release of the First Digital Platform for the Warehousing Industry

Company Delivers on the first packaged Warehouse Execution System (WES) to fully integrate with the Internet of Things (IoT) in The Connected Warehouse™.

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