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Supply Chain Revolutions: Responding to Digital Disruptions

Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International, continues to shape and grow the supply chain industry through innovative ideas, insight, and intelligence.

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The Tompkins International Supply Chain Leadership Forum 2016

The Tompkins International Supply Chain Leadership Forum 2016 (SCLF) held in Minneapolis, MN was a huge success.

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Respond to the Titans

Throughout The Titans video, Jim Tompkins explains the importance of the Titans’ supply chain logistics and why a business must respond to Alibaba, Amazon, and Walmart by creating a competitive supply chain strategy.

Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference 2015

Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference and EXPO 2015

Dr. James A. Tompkins received the prestigious Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award at the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Annual Conference and EXPO 2015 held in Nashville, Tennessee on June 1, 2015. This award is the highest and most esteemed honor bestowed by IIE. It recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves through contributions…

Chinese Consumerism

Chinese Consumerism

SUNY Confucius Institute of Business held a panel earlier this week looking at business and growth in the year of the goat, with featured guest Michael Zakkour of Tompkins International

Top Gear debuting in China

Top Gear debuting in China

Tompkins International Principal and Author of “China’s Super Consumers” Michael Zakkour talks with the BBC about hit British show “Top Gear” debuting in China and how Chinese consumers who love cars and foreign entertainment will make it a huge hit there.

New Book by Michael Zakkour

New Book by Tompkins International’s Michael Zakkour

China has transformed itself from a feudal economy in the 19th century, to Mao and Communism in the 20th century, to the largest consumer market in the world by the early 21st century. China’s Super Consumers explores the extraordinary birth of consumerism in China and explains who these super consumers are.

Alibaba Effect

The Alibaba Effect

Alibaba is the biggest business story of 2015. Why? Because it is poised to take the e-commerce world by storm.

The Right Fulfillment Center for E-commerce

The Right Fulfillment Center for E-commerce

The explosion in e-commerce brings good news and bad news for retailers – more customer orders, great for business. Overloaded, stressed operations … not great for business.

If you’re struggling to keep up with online demand, it’s time to rethink your plans for order fulfillment. The strategy needed for a successful fulfillment center is not the same as for a traditional distribution center.

Amazon and Walmart Facing the Titans

Amazon and Walmart: Facing the Titans

How can your company face Walmart’s omnichannel success and Amazon’s same-day delivery? Watch this video for an action plan and strategy using five key elements.