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The REAL Future of Using Drones for Delivery

SCM - 3 August 2015 - 12:26pm
These days, when you hear any news about Amazon, it is usually followed by the idea of drones. The post The REAL Future of Using Drones for Delivery appeared first on Tompkins International.

Big Data and Consumer Products Companies

SCM - 30 July 2015 - 11:36am
Big data and business intelligence are alive and real at many Consumer Products (CP) companies, both large and small. The post Big Data and Consumer Products Companies appeared first on Tompkins International.

Supply Chain Edge – July 2015

SCM - 29 July 2015 - 3:45am
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The Customer Benefits Most from Walmart and Amazon, Christmas in July “Prime Day”

SCM - 25 July 2015 - 4:16am
On the day before Amazon Prime Day I published a blog entitled “Leveling Your Supply Chain or Leveling Your Competition”. The post The Customer Benefits Most from Walmart and Amazon, Christmas in July “Prime Day” appeared first on Tompkins International.

The Customer Benefits Most from Wal-Mart and Amazon Prime Day – Christmas in July

SCM - 24 July 2015 - 5:11pm
On the day before Amazon Prime Day, I published a blog entitled “Leveling Your Supply Chain or Leveling Your Competition” The post The Customer Benefits Most from Wal-Mart and Amazon Prime Day – Christmas in July appeared first on Tompkins International.

Customer – Competition – Company Equals a Profitable Supply Chain

SCM - 21 July 2015 - 1:00pm
One of my favorite times of the day is early in the morning. For me it is all about starting the day with a Chocolate Chip Cookie – CCC. The post Customer – Competition – Company Equals a Profitable Supply Chain appeared first on Tompkins International.

Will Forecasts and/or Predictions Benefit Your Supply Chain The Alignment of Your Priorities and Your Supply Chain? “The Alibaba Effect”

SCM - 16 July 2015 - 2:33pm
This morning I read an article that addressed the use of forecasts and predictions to understand the future of retail. Although an interesting read, I take exception to understanding forecasts and predictions as one in the same. The post Will Forecasts and/or Predictions Benefit Your Supply Chain The Alignment of Your Priorities and Your Supply Chain? “The Alibaba Effect” appeared first on Tompkins International.

Will Forecasts and/or Predictions Benefit The Alignment of Your Priorities and Your Supply Chain?

SCM - 16 July 2015 - 2:26pm
This morning I read an article that addressed the use of forecasts and predictions to understand the future of retail. The post Will Forecasts and/or Predictions Benefit The Alignment of Your Priorities and Your Supply Chain? appeared first on Tompkins International.

Is A Supply Chain Infographic That Confuses Rather Than Illuminates A “Misinfographic”?

SCM - 15 July 2015 - 7:03pm
Last night I received a post. The headline read “Countdown: World’s Largest Ecommerce Giant Verses World’s Largest Retailer”. The post Is A Supply Chain Infographic That Confuses Rather Than Illuminates A “Misinfographic”? appeared first on Tompkins International.

Leveling Your Supply Chain or Leveling Your Competition “Christmas in July”

SCM - 15 July 2015 - 12:20am
Here at Tompkins International we like the idea of Christmas in July. July is a slow sales month (after the summer season but before the Back-To-School season) and often retail supply chains are slow. So, boosting sales in July is a good idea and a July promotion may not only increase sales, but also offer an opportunity to clear out merchandise before products begin to arrive for the holiday season, leveling supply chain operations. The post Leveling Your Supply Chain or Leveling Your Competition “Christmas in July” appeared first on Tompkins International.

Leveling Your Supply Chain or Leveling Your Competition

SCM - 14 July 2015 - 8:24pm
I like the idea of Christmas in July. July is a slow sales month (after the summer season but before the Back-To-School season) and often retail supply chains are slow. The post Leveling Your Supply Chain or Leveling Your Competition appeared first on Tompkins International.

How to Choose the Right Sorter for your Material Handling Automation System

SCM - 30 June 2015 - 5:43pm
Sorters are commonly used elements in many material handling automation systems. A sorter is basically a device that can receive inputs (usually products, in single unit or full case form) in any order and separate it into multiple, discrete channels without human intervention. The post How to Choose the Right Sorter for your Material Handling Automation System appeared first on Tompkins International.

Why Retailers Need To Be Using Multiple Channels

SCM - 25 June 2015 - 5:38pm
Tompkins International - Your Supply Chain. The Right Way. Last week I read multiple articles regarding the closing of brick and mortar store locations throughout the US. The titles of a few articles stated “Hope” and “Dying Slowly”. The post Why Retailers Need To Be Using Multiple Channels appeared first on Tompkins International.

Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum 2015 Keynote SpeechThe Change of Supply Chain is Rapid and Surprising

SCM - 25 June 2015 - 3:11pm
Tompkins International - Your Supply Chain. The Right Way. Join the Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum 2015. This year’s keynote speaker Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International, will address the latest thoughts on supply chain practices. Jim was selected as the 2015 Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award recipient by the Institute of Industrial Engineers, IIE. The award recognizes those who have distinguished themselves through contributions to the welfare of mankind in the field of industrial engineering. The contributions are of the highest caliber and nationally or internationally recognized. Jim has also fulfilled over 1,500 speaking engagement requests. The post Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum 2015 Keynote SpeechThe Change of Supply Chain is Rapid and Surprising appeared first on Tompkins International.

Profitability of Customer Personalization

SCM - 24 June 2015 - 3:00pm
Tompkins International - Your Supply Chain. The Right Way. In today’s demand driven retail environment, there are many instances in which customer expectations are not satisfied. In large part, this occurs because company supply chains are not designed to meet the new requirements of omnichannel distribution in a profitable format. To understand this problem and how to solve it, Tompkins International conducted an analysis to help retailers understand the economics of omnichannel delivery and the potential benefits of designing the supply chain for that service model. The post Profitability of Customer Personalization appeared first on Tompkins International.

Dimensional Weight Pricing – Shoplifting VS. Highway Robbery

SCM - 16 June 2015 - 1:43pm
Tompkins International - Your Supply Chain. The Right Way. According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention there are approximately $13.0 billion of merchandise shoplifted each year in the United States. Perhaps surprisingly, it is estimated that almost 85% of goods shoplifted are stolen by employees; leaving only 15.2% -- about $2.0 billion – worth of goods which are stolen out of stores by customers. The post Dimensional Weight Pricing – Shoplifting VS. Highway Robbery appeared first on Tompkins International.

Executive’s Edge – June 2015

SCM - 11 June 2015 - 4:24pm
Tompkins International - Your Supply Chain. The Right Way. The post Executive’s Edge – June 2015 appeared first on Tompkins International.

Field Integration Engineer

SCM - 11 June 2015 - 1:15am
Tompkins International - Your Supply Chain. The Right Way. Position Location: Orlando, Florida Position Type: Full-Time Purpose: This position develops and configures from existing libraries conveyor and sorter control programs using Steeplechase VLC, performs field integration of material handling systems, and participates in system testing. Organizational Relationships: The Field Integration and Test Engineer reports to the Director of Software Development and Integration. The position... The post Field Integration Engineer appeared first on Tompkins International.

Distribution Center and Logistics Systems Design Consultant

SCM - 11 June 2015 - 1:07am
Tompkins International - Your Supply Chain. The Right Way. Dimension: Supply Chain Consulting Services Position Location: Raleigh-Durham, NC or Orange County, CA Purpose:  Provides an increasingly visible role in helping to provide solutions to complex supply chain issues, while recognizing DC operational and logistical inadequacies. Provide data analysis, layout/design support, strategic planning and implementation support to project teams. Organizational Relationships: This position involves extensive... The post Distribution Center and Logistics Systems Design Consultant appeared first on Tompkins International.

Senior Software Controls Engineer

SCM - 11 June 2015 - 12:58am
Tompkins International - Your Supply Chain. The Right Way. Position Location:  Orlando, FL Description Tompkins’ Material Handling Integration Department is responsible for the design, specification and commissioning of Material Handling Systems for our customers. In this position you will be responsible for participating in the design, integration, testing and commissioning of Software Systems for automated Material Handling Systems in a distribution environment. The Senior... The post Senior Software Controls Engineer appeared first on Tompkins International.
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