Tompkins offers three major practice groups in China and the APAC region: Consumer Market & eCommerce Strategy, Supply Chain & Operations, and DC & MHI Design.

Beginning in the late 1970s and continuing through the 80s, China underwent a deliberate transformation from an isolated and closed society with a planned economy (among the least productive in the world) to its current position as the second largest economy in the world, a re-emergent global power, and home to the fastest growing middle class and consumer market on Earth.

Tompkins International has been on the ground in China from the very beginning of the "Opening Up and Reform" movement in the 1980s, through its growth into the most important manufacturing country in the world in the 90s and 2000s and during its emergence as a consumer, services, technology, and investment driven economy today.

Since the late 1980s, we have been providing research, strategy, and implementation for multinationals, SMEs, brands, retailers, and industrial companies, and we have successfully launched and grown hundreds of companies in the Greater China market. See our Asia Strategy page to learn more, link: Asia Strategy


Our Material Handling Integration solutions provide greater thought around your business’ real needs, balancing costs with benefits, instead of simply relying on equipment.  While many companies design facilities that depend heavily on conveyors and other mechanization, there are smarter design solutions that provide more productivity, throughput, and flexibility—often with less capital investment.

Effective and efficient systems within distribution and fulfillment centers are essential to every company’s profitability. In fact, the recent surge in online ordering and changing customer expectations dramatically impacts material handling in Distribution and Fulfillment Centers.

We offer the specialized knowledge and experience to facilitate affordable material handling designs at the lowest possible operating costs for short- and long-term distribution needs. Look to Tompkins for designing, implementing and supporting material handling integration within your facilities. See Material Handling Services page to learn more, link: Material Handling Integration

MonarchFx is an alliance of leading logistics service providers, supply chain technology providers, and partners, managed by experienced executives, that provides world-class logistics and fulfillment solutions through an innovative logistics ecosystem.  It serves retailers, brands, and other sellers with multiple fulfillment channels, providing speed, quality, and efficiency, operating with distributed logistics centers for nationwide coverage, allowing for same-day delivery.  It is high-service, facilitated by advanced robotics, analytics, and artificial intelligence methods for inventory allocation.  For more information about MonarchFx visit:


Building and managing a direct-to-consumer (D2C) channel is complicated. You’ll need to assign dedicated internal resources, deal with multiple technology, fulfillment and last mile vendors, and provide 24/7 customer support.  At NexusFx we take care of all that for you.  From helping you build a D2C strategy to fulfilling and delivery your orders.  With us as your strategic partner, you can launch and grow your D2C channel with less effort and risk, allowing you to focus on your core competency – building your brand.  For more information about NexusFx visit:

SensorThink is the first digital platform to bring The Connected Warehouse® to life. Every piece of information can be collected, processed, and analyzed, allowing you to see and analyze your operations in a way never before possible. For the first time, tie all of the elements of production, performance, and execution into one platform. SensorThink is a Warehouse Execution System (WES), Internet of Things (IoT) platform, and data analytics engine built for the warehouse in the Digital Age. In addition, SensorThink can manage your operations, security, maintenance, and environmental controls in one place. SensorThink truly is a control tower for all your warehouse operations. SensorThink is located in Orlando, FL. For more information, visit

Tompkins applies a methodology to supply chain solutions that we call "Strategy, Structure, Implement" (SSI).  This approach is focused on identifying and deploying the best possible solution, defined by the greatest value for the client and support of their organizational goals.  It is the opposite of a "one-size-fits-all" approach that is tied to specific products, methods, or models.   Our client-tailored and data-driven engagements are informed by broad company expertise, research, and supply chain industry thought leadership.   At Tompkins, our consultants take pride in enabling clients to be more profitable and valuable, while also becoming more agile, flexible, and adaptive to the marketplace.  

Tompkins collaborates with client teams to develop improved operations strategies, supply chain plans, turnkey distribution and fulfillment center solutions, technology implementations, and facility design and execution across all the Mega Processes of supply chains (PLAN-BUY-MAKE-MOVE-DISTRIBUTE-SELL).  We also provide expertise and insight to companies seeking to enter new global markets, as well as a benchmarking consortium whose members receive valuable data for improving their supply chain performance and applying best practices. See Services tab to learn more: Services

Tompkins Robotics, a Tompkins International company, is focused on the robotic automation of distribution operations. Our primary system t-Sort consist of autonomous mobile robots that sort a wide range of items and parcels to consolidation points. t-Sort is the world’s first portable, automated material handling sortation system that is creating a huge paradigm shift in the supply chain and how the basic distribution function of order fulfillment is accomplished. We continue to expand this core system with complementary robotic systems to automate processes in fulfillment operations. Our systems maximize performance with mobile, scalable, flexible, and portable robotics solutions. We create profit and value for our clients; making them more agile and adaptable to the highly dynamic changes in the marketplace. For more information about Tompkins Robotics visit: