Distribution Operations

Distribution Operations

The right strategies for tomorrow’s product distribution require a different approach. Changing markets, customer demands and fulfillment services all combine to challenge the “rules of thumb” that drive today’s operations and knowledge of end-to-end supply chains. The flows of goods, information, cash and work all combine in new ways to impact facilities planning and design, inventory management, and transportation planning and execution. Tompkins International’s Distribution Operations solutions focus on the entire supply chain and apply the latest operations improvement methods and tools to deliver distribution strategies for tomorrow’s needs.

Distribution Center (DC) and Fulfillment Center (FC) operations are central to every supply chain. Tompkins International’s distribution operations services ensure that your facilities deliver the right product to the right place at the right time, and at the lowest possible cost.

Our evaluation process–proven across multiple industries and thousands of facilities–is focused on people, processes, best practices, growth, flexibility, assets and systems.

Our services include:

Facility PlanningWhether you are looking to implement a new DC or FC, expand an existing site, or maximize your assets, strategic planning guarantees that your distribution operations align with your corporate strategy.

Facility Detailed DesignWe convert visions into detailed roadmaps that ensure a clear path to deployment. By creating a customized and detailed design, we help turn your strategic plans for gaining a competitive advantage through your distribution and fulfillment centers into reality.

Inventory ManagementDevelop an effective approach to inventory management. To create inventory policies that make sense, we analyze the impact of internal and external factors while integrating inventory with purchasing, manufacturing, distribution, marketing, and sales.

Implementation Services: Whether you are looking for on-site support, a program manager, or a team that can deliver a turn-key implementation, our proven approach can provide you with a smooth transition to on-time, operational excellence of your DC or FC.

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