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.
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:
Every year the forum starts with an opening reception, where you will be given the opportunity to connect with supply chain leaders. Also, you will have the chance to make a local connection with a night out on the town. Some of the local connecting over the years has taken place at Target Field home to the Minneapolis Twins, the Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Broadway Street in Nashville home to Country Music, and a tour of the Miller Brewing Company in Denver.
Quality content and quality speakers make the difference at an executive forum. The Tompkins International 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 panel discussions, Q&A, fireside chats, interactive sessions, and presentations given by Tompkins International’s leadership team and experts representing many industries including: Retail, Automotive, Consumer Products, 3PLs, Pharma & Health Care, and Food & Beverage.
Learn from Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International. Jim kicks off the Tompkins International Supply Chain Leadership Forum with a never before heard 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.
Tompkins International has been a leading supply chain consulting firm for over 35 years recently recognized by Forbes and Gartner. Tompkins International has offices throughout the United States as well as offices in Europe and Asia. We enable our clients to be more profitable and valuable, while also becoming more flexible and adaptive to the marketplace. Join us as we learn from the entire Tompkins International leadership team and supply chain industry experts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Must be a previous/current client of Tompkins International to qualify(Pending Confirmation)