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 guiines 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 guiines 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.