Supply Chain IT Strategy and Assessment

Focused on transforming supply chains for profitable growth, our supply chain IT strategy assessment provides a fast, affordable, comprehensive analysis of your organization’s supply chain systems.

Tompkins’ methodology provides a comprehensive review of all systems linked to supply chain performance, with the goal of establishing a clear measure of the current state and future obstacles.

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Supply chain execution, planning and performance management are the anchor points for our assessment methodology, as illustrated below.

The technology assessment pays close attention to your system development standards and framework for internal and external information flows.

Balanced with leading technology and best practices that are currently being deployed in the marketplace, Tompkins provides a roadmap which fits with your supply chain and business objectives.

Our review and analysis process carefully balances strategic infrastructure development with mid-term supply chain performance improvements. Tompkins employs a time-phased assessment to achieve short-term results and long-term excellence.

Our technology assessment framework is heavily focused on the systems which support the supply chain and their relationship to the overall performance.

Areas of concentration across the I.T. applications include:

Trading Partner Collaboration

  • Real-time visibility and exchange with suppliers, customers, carriers in supply chain network
  • Collaboration with suppliers for streamlining inbound processes
  • Visibility into customer order status integrated though customer service web presence

Supply Chain Planning and Management

Forecasting, planning and order management systems aligned with business goals:

  • Inventory levels and working capital availability
  • Alignment of inventory availability with customer service goals
  • Distributed planning across stages of availability and position in the supply network

Global Supply Chain Visibility

  • Communications with global trading partners
  • Import/export compliance and visibility
  • Integrated workflow for linkage of business processes
  • Rules-based response to supply chain events

Warehouse Management (WMS)

Intelligent management of operations within the warehouse:

  • Improved productivity and increased utilization of warehouse space
  • Enhanced customer service
  • Better managed inventory

Warehouse Optimization

  • Labor management for optimized productivity
  • Slotting management for optimized space and traffic management

Warehouse Technology

  • Material handling controls integration with WMS
  • RFID encoding, scanning and WMS integration
  • Voice-directed task execution

Transportation Management

Allows for quick response to rapidly-changing conditions:

  • Reduction in freight and administrative costs and improved on-time delivery
  • Consolidation of orders and optimized loads, freight and parcel rating and routing

Reverse Logistics Management

Structured management of return, disposition and RMA/credit process:

  • Minimized unauthorized returns and transportation cost
  • Improved asset recovery, behavior visibility

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