White Papers

Top Tips for Product Naming Success

Tompkins International’s newest white paper, Top Tips for Product Naming Success, written by Scott Moon, Principal, 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.

Redesigning The Supply Chain Organization for Omnichannels:
Why Is This So Challenging?

As Supply Chain Management (SCM) continues to expand in its understanding, its impacts on stakeholder value, and its role in the business and operational strategies of each company, the question of the most effective organizational design has risen to the executive suite along with the awareness of its growing influence. This paper provides you with needed guidelines for SCM organizational redesigns. When a redesign is done correctly, factoring in all pieces of the puzzle and answering the correct questions, an organization can enable change, and in fact, produce greater profitability from all channels.

What Is Supply Chain Network Design and Why Is It Important?

The primary purpose of a supply chain network design is to assess company policies and programs and to meet targets to accomplish long‐term strategic objectives.Most business units or functional areas within a company are impacted by a network design project.

Program Management Office: Its Objectives, Methods, and Value for Supply Chain Management

This Paper addresses the Program Management Office (PMO) at the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) level. How it is best organized, staffed, operated, and value-based. It describes leading practices and provides guidelines for supply chain leaders seeking transformative improvements in their operations.

Creating a Successful Network Design: Starts with Operations Strategy

There needs to be an operations strategy when designing a supply chain network. There are many things involved in designing a well oiled, effective, and profitable supply chain. A business must understand what functionalities and performance is expected from the network design.

Dimensional Weight Pricing

Dimensional Weight pricing for parcel has been activated for a couple of months now and the realities are setting in for those impacted by it. This white paper addresses some thoughts about what companies can do to combat dimensional weight pricing now that it is here.

How to Survive and Prosper in Today’s Sales Promotional World

Sales promotions have grown to become a very important component of companies overall strategy. They impact the top line, bottom line, brand recognition, customer satisfaction and the supply chain of every company. Learn more about what companies are doing with sales promotions and how their supply chains are being used to support promotional activity.

Put Systems: How a Put System in Your Distribution and Fulfillment Operations Can Overcome Key Challenges

As competition escalates among today’s retailers, organizations across all industries are searching for ways to reduce warehousing costs. This paper navigates put system operations and explores advantages such as improved labor management and stronger order accuracy. Find out if this evolving methodology could be the critical next step for your company to create a successful multichannel operation.

Retail Backrooms: A Revolution in Roles and Business Value

Retail backrooms are becoming more critical than ever in today’s evolving omnichannel world. Regardless of the product or market, retailers need to reevaluate how they are utilizing their backrooms. This white paper exposes a new way of thinking about backrooms and answers today’s most pressing questions about them. What role do they play in supply chains? How can retailers develop a strategy for their business that includes the backroom? How can they be leveraged for increased business value?

The Alibaba Effect: What Today’s 3PLs Need to Know

Alibaba has burst on to the global scene and it is poised to make a huge impact on today’s marketplace. This new player, coupled with increasing customer expectations, means that today’s 3PLs need new omnichannel strategies and solutions. Download this new paper to learn how marketplaces like Alibaba are developing new opportunities for retailers and consumer product companies, and the best ways that 3PLs can provide smart supply chain solutions to support them.