Press Releases

Tompkins International Recognized By SupplyChainBrain

SupplyChainBrain has released their 2016 Great Supply Chain Partner list which includes Tompkins International.

Top Tips for Product Naming Success Whitepaper

Read Tompkins International’s newest white paper Top Tips for Product Naming Success written by M. Scott Moon, PMP, Principal, Tompkins International. Moon’s paper discusses the factors that should be considered in the naming of a product, put in context to the item master, and the many factors that should be considered in describing an item.

Michael Zakkour’s Book China’s Super Consumers was Recently Named as a Top Four “Must Read”

Michael A. Zakkour is the Vice President and China/Asia Pacific Practice Leader for Tompkins International. He has more than 20 years of experience in international market strategy and consulting, primarily in China and Asia with additional experience in Europe and the Middle East.

Market Guide for Supply Chain Strategy & Operations Consulting

Gartner recently released their Market Guide for Supply Chain Strategy & Operations Consulting report. The report discusses supply chain strategy consulting services by specialist, Michael Dominy, Dana Stiffler, and Greg Aimi. The Market Guide was created for guidance when a company is searching for a supply chain strategy or operations consulting firm.

Supply Chain Strategy 2016

Now that holiday 2015 is behind us companies need to reflect back on 2015 and determine their supply chain strategy for holiday 2016 and beyond.

The Titans: Alibaba, Amazon, and Walmart

On November 4, 2015, Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International, newest thought leadership video The Titans: Alibaba, Amazon, and Walmart: Game Changing Strategies: Time For You To Respond will be released. Jim Tompkins continues to shape and grow the supply chain industry through innovative ideas, insight, and intelligence.

OVERCOMING CHOICE OVERLOAD – The New Realty of Supply Chain

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Two hundred supply chain experts have taken their seats to listen to Dr. James A Tompkins begin his keynote speech at the 2015 Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum. Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International has begun to address the new reality of supply chain, Overcoming Choice Overload.

The Customer Benefits Most from Walmart and Amazon, Christmas in July “Prime Day”

On the day before Amazon Prime Day I published a blog entitled “Leveling Your Supply Chain or Leveling Your Competition”.

Will Forecasts and/or Predictions Benefit Your Supply Chain The Alignment of Your Priorities and Your Supply Chain?
“The Alibaba Effect”

This morning I read an article that addressed the use of forecasts and predictions to understand the future of retail. Although an interesting read, I take exception to understanding forecasts and predictions as one in the same.

Leveling Your Supply Chain or Leveling Your Competition
“Christmas in July”

Here at Tompkins International we like the idea of Christmas in July. July is a slow sales month (after the summer season but before the Back-To-School season) and often retail supply chains are slow. So, boosting sales in July is a good idea and a July promotion may not only increase sales, but also offer an opportunity to clear out merchandise before products begin to arrive for the holiday season, leveling supply chain operations.