May 6-8, 2019
Durham, North Carolina

What are People Saying?

  • As always, I was so impressed with this year’s SCLF, the biggest message that I am walking away with this year is to embrace the digital imperative, build resilience, vitality and Focus; focus all resources on business disruptions and become a disruptive innovator.

  • Best supply chain event of the year so far – well done.

  • Fantastic event. I had a great time and look forward to next year.

  • We enjoyed the event and thought it was time well spent. Thought the App was great.

  • Great content.

  • The mobile App made the conference experience richer and the networking more efficient.

  • This was a great Forum. The meeting location was particularly nice.

Annual Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum

A supply chain forum for executives.

Conference Starts in:

CONNECTING.

Every year the Supply Chain Leadership Forum starts with an opening reception, where you will be given the opportunity to connect with all attendees. You will also have the chance to connect on the golf course, at a tour of Peter Millar’s distribution center, while enjoying a demo given by Siemens, and as you are being entertained by NFL Referee, Walt Coleman.

SHARING.

Quality content and speakers make the difference at an executive forum. The Supply Chain Leadership Forum provides both, with relevant supply chain hot topics, enabling all attendees to share ideas and best practices on the newest supply chain technology, transportation methods, material handling options, supply chain execution, fulfillment strategies, and network optimization. This happens through, interactive sessions, Q&A, and presentations.

LEARNING.

Learn from Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International.  Jim kicks off the Supply Chain Leadership Forum with a keynote speech that will help grow your supply chain making it more profitable and agile.  Jim has been recognized for his innovation and excellence in supply chain knowledge over the years, most notably receiving the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to learn from Chris Sultemeier, Walmart, EVP of Logistics (retired) and Tim Lowe, President, Lowes Foods, LLC.

Connecting
Sharing
Learning

2019 Forum Schedule

Full schedule of keynotes, sessions & workshops

8:00AM - 12:30PM

Golf Outing

Complimentary 18 Holes Shotgun Start

Continental Breakfast in Carts

12:30PM - 2:00PM

Lunch Buffet

1:30PM - 6:00PM

Forum Registration

2:15PM - 4:30PM

Live Demonstration

Siemens

2:15PM - 4:00PM

Tour of Peter Millar DC

5:45PM

Reception & Dinner

8:00PM

Adjourn for the Evening

7:30AM

Registration & Breakfast

8:15AM

Welcome & Forum Opening

8:30AM

Opening Keynote

Dr. James A. Tompkins

CEO, Tompkins International
CEO, MonarchFx

9:30AM

Break & Refreshments

10:00AM

Concurrent Session 1

11:00AM

TOMPKINS TALK:

Tim Lowe

Lowes Foods LLC, President

11:30AM

Lunch

12:30PM

Tompkins Spark Talk #1

12:45PM

Q&A WITH:

Dr. James A. Tompkins

1:30PM

Concurrent Session 2

2:30PM

Break & Networking

3:00PM

Concurrent Session 3

4:00PM

TOMPKINS TALK:

Mudit Rawat

NexusFx, Chief Strategy Officer

4:30PM

Break & Networking

6:00PM

Reception & Dinner

7:00PM

TOMPKINS TALK:

Walt Coleman

NFL Referee

9:00PM

Adjourn for the Evening

7:30AM

Breakfast

8:30AM

DAY TWO KICKOFF:

Highlights from Day One
Tompkins Spark Talk #2

9:00AM

TOMPKINS TALK:

Sonja Stetzler

Effective Connecting, Founder

9:30AM

Break & Refreshments

10:00AM

Concurrent Session 4

11:00AM

CLOSING KEYNOTE:

Chris Sultemeier

Walmart, EVP Logistics (Retired)

12:00PM

Adjourn the Forum

12:00PM - 2:30PM

Bus Transportation to the Airport

Speakers

Well known industry leaders

Jim Tompkins

Dr. James A.

Tompkins

CEO, Tompkins International

Dr. James A. Tompkins is an international authority on designing and implementing end-to-end supply chains. His focus over the last several years has been in the areas of eCommerce, Omnichannel and supply chain transformations as a result of digital disruptions. As the founder and CEO of Tompkins International, he provides leadership for Tompkins global consulting and implementation business and stresses the requirement for Strategy before Structure and Structure before Implementation.

Dr. James A. Tompkins is an international authority on designing and implementing end-to-end supply chains. His focus over the last several years has been in the areas of eCommerce, Omnichannel and supply chain transformations as a result of digital disruptions. As the founder and CEO of Tompkins International, he provides leadership for Tompkins global consulting and implementation business and stresses the requirement for Strategy before Structure and Structure before Implementation.

Dr. James A. Tompkins received the prestigious Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) on June 1, 2015. The award is an attribute that recognizes Dr. Tompkins through the contributions he has provided to the welfare of mankind in the field of industrial engineering. In addition, Jim has served as President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the Materials Management Society, and the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education, and Purdue has named him a Distinguished Engineering Alum. He has also received more than 50 additional awards for his service to his profession.

His 35-plus years as CEO of a consulting / integration firm and his focus on helping companies achieve profitable growth give him an insider’s view into what makes great companies even better. As a high-level business and supply chain strategy advisor, his unique perspective prepares corporations and executives for the future.

To share his knowledge and provide up-to-date information on supply chain and business trends, he developed his blog called “Creating Supply Chain Excellence.” Jim is also a thought leader, sharing insights on business strategy through his presentations and videos, including his most recent, Supply Chain Revolutions: Responding to Digital Disruptions.

He has written or contributed to more than 30 books, including Caught Between the Tiger and the Dragon, Bold Leadership, Logistics and Manufacturing Outsourcing, The Supply Chain Handbook, No Boundaries and Facilities Planning. Jim has been quoted in hundreds of business and industry magazines such as The Journal of Commerce, Supply & Demand Chain Executive, and FORTUNE, and he has spoken at thousands of international engagements.

Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1969, his Master of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1970 and his Ph.D. in 1972, all from Purdue University.

Chris Sultemeier

Chris

Sultemeier

Walmart, EVP Logistics (Retired)

Chris Sultemeier the former head of Logistics for Walmart. Chris Sultemeier has over 30 years of experience in leadership and supply chain operations.  During his 28 year career at the world’s largest retailer, Chris established solid relationships with CEOs and top level leaders for partnering transportation, 3rd party warehouse distribution-fulfillment and retail companies; allowing him to bridge those relationships globally into the international market for the supply chain arena. Chris served as President/CEO of Walmart Transportation LLC and retired as the Executive Vice President of Logistics for Walmart Stores, Inc.

Chris Sultemeier the former head of Logistics for Walmart. Chris Sultemeier has over 30 years of experience in leadership and supply chain operations.  During his 28 year career at the world’s largest retailer, Chris established solid relationships with CEOs and top level leaders for partnering transportation, 3rd party warehouse distribution-fulfillment and retail companies; allowing him to bridge those relationships globally into the international market for the supply chain arena. Chris served as President/CEO of Walmart Transportation LLC and retired as the Executive Vice President of Logistics for Walmart Stores, Inc.. In 2007, he was awarded the prestigious Sam M. Walton Entrepreneur of the Year Award on Sustainability.  Chris currently serves on the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Board. Chris graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Chris was an Army Airborne Ranger and received his professional engineering license in Civil Engineering.

Tim Lowe

Tim

Lowe

President, Lowes Foods, LLC

Tim has over 28 years of broad retail experience and currently as President of Lowes Foods, LLC. Tim previously served as Executive Vice-President, Merchandising for Supervalu. Tim also held the position of Senior Vice-President of Operations, Senior Vice-President of Merchandising as well as President of Shoppers Food. Prior to SuperValu Tim's broad career also included time in General Merchandise including positions with companies such as Wal-Mart and Meijer. He is a graduate of the University of Houston where he graduated with a B.S. in Pharmacy.

Tim and his wife Karla reside in Winston-Salem, NC. They have four children, three of which are married.

Sonja Stetzler

Sonja

Stetzler

Founder, Effective Connecting

Sonja Stetzler, MA, CPC is the founder of Effective Connecting, a business specializing in developing and improving employees’ communication skills. A respected speaker, coach and strategist within the business world, she has worked with companies such as Microsoft, Duke Energy, Bank of America, Carolinas Health Systems, and Blythe Construction. For the past two years she has worked with and coached executives who delivered presentations at the Material Handling Industries’ Executive Summit.

Sonja received her B.S. from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina and her M.A. in Organizational Communication from Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is certified as an Executive Coach through Queens University’s certificate program. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and the National Speakers Association.

Mudit Rawat

Mudit

Rawat

Chief Strategy Officer, NexusFx

Rawat is the Chief Strategy Officer at NexusFx and focuses on client strategy, technology and partnerships. He advises clients on eCommerce strategy, setting up and optimizing new operations, and track and measure KPIs.

Past experience: Prior to NexusFx, Rawat started Urbery, Canada’s first on-demand grocery and alcohol delivery platform. Before becoming a full-time entrepreneur, he worked in the Corporate Strategy Group of Sobeys, one of Canada’s largest grocery retailer. He has also worked in various business development and consulting roles in companies such as Oracle and CGI. He also holds an MBA degree from Schulich School of Business.

Walt Coleman

Walt

Coleman

NFL Referee

Walt Coleman has been applauded by hundreds and booed by millions. He has been in practically every home in America via television. You see he is a National Football League referee, one of the most maligned yet anonymous men in the world. Contrary to popular belief, he is quite normal in other respects. He has a wife Cynthia, two children, four grandchildren and is an executive with Hiland Dairy in Little Rock, Arkansas.

This 12 month a year businessman has spent the last 28 years as an official for the National Football League. He is a referee and wears number 65 on the back of his striped shirt.

Forum Pricing

Premium Pricing

$850

Must be a previous/current client of Tompkins International to qualify (Pending Confirmation)

Regular Pricing

$1200

 

Refund Deadline is Friday, April 12, 2019

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Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum 2019

May 6-8, 2019

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919-855-5424
ptrocchio@tompkinsinc.com

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Durham, NC

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is situated among the rolling hills of the Duke Forest on the campus of Duke University.

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3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC 27705

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Located in the Research Triangle region, the Inn is two miles from vibrant downtown Durham and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

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The championship Duke University Golf Club, which shares the property with the Inn, is the only Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course in the region.

 

Known for exceptional service and luxurious accommodations, the Inn is the recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award for 15 consecutive years.

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