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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.

What Do World Currency Changes Mean to Logistics Providers?

SCM - 8 June 2015 - 1:12pm
Tompkins International - Your Supply Chain. The Right Way. In the past year, the US Dollar, the Euro, the Pound, the Canadian Dollar, and the Peso, to name a few, have had significant fluctuations across the board. The post What Do World Currency Changes Mean to Logistics Providers? appeared first on Tompkins International.

Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference and EXPO 2015

SCM - 5 June 2015 - 8:51am
Tompkins International - Your Supply Chain. The Right Way. Dr. James A. Tompkins received the prestigious Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award at the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Annual Conference and EXPO 2015 held in Nashville, Tennessee on June 1, 2015. This award is the highest and most esteemed honor bestowed by IIE. It recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves through contributions... The post Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference and EXPO 2015 appeared first on Tompkins International.

Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award

SCM - 5 June 2015 - 7:33am
Dr. James A. Tompkins received the prestigious Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award at the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Annual Conference and EXPO 2015 held in Nashville, Tennessee on June 1, 2015. This award is the highest and most esteemed honor bestowed by IIE. It recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves through contributions... The post Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award appeared first on Tompkins International.

Are You Truly Minimizing Your Total Freight Spend?

SCM - 3 June 2015 - 1:03pm
Tompkins International - Your Supply Chain. The Right Way. There is no scarcity of information available on the practices of Transportation Management (TM) and Transportation Management Systems (TMS) along with their features and functions. The post Are You Truly Minimizing Your Total Freight Spend? appeared first on Tompkins International.

Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award

SCM - 2 June 2015 - 2:46pm
Tompkins International - Your Supply Chain. The Right Way. Dr. James A. Tompkins received the prestigious Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award at the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Annual Conference and EXPO 2015 held in Nashville, Tennessee on June 1, 2015. This award is the highest and most esteemed honor bestowed by IIE. It recognizes individuals 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. The post Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award appeared first on Tompkins International.

Supply Chain Edge – May 2015

SCM - 31 May 2015 - 1:31pm
Tompkins International - Your Supply Chain. The Right Way. May 2015 The post Supply Chain Edge – May 2015 appeared first on Tompkins International.

How Today’s E-commerce Requires the Evolution to NEXT

SCM - 26 May 2015 - 5:48pm
Tompkins International - Your Supply Chain. The Right Way. Retailers need to adapt to next and next and then to next. As I have predicted e-commerce has taken a huge toll on brick and mortar stores. The post How Today’s E-commerce Requires the Evolution to NEXT appeared first on Tompkins International.

The Alibaba Effect Video – One Year Anniversary

SCM - 26 May 2015 - 4:48pm
On June 25, 2015 Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International breakthrough video The Alibaba Effect will be celebrating its one year anniversary. The Alibaba Effect has been viewed by thousands. The video continues to be viewed by hundreds daily. Tompkins International will be celebrating the success of The Alibaba Effect and how Jim Tompkins has continued to shape and grow the supply chain industry through innovative ideas, insight, and intelligence. The post The Alibaba Effect Video – One Year Anniversary appeared first on Tompkins International.

Transportation Senior Consultant/Project Manager

SCM - 24 May 2015 - 3:15am
Client-facing skills: written, verbal communication; polished presentation skills; able to speak with everyone from the warehouse floor to the VP of Supply Chain. Life-skills: Has to be able to work on his/her own (there will be times when he’s the only consultant on-site), be a self-starter (able to keep  on-task when working from office or... The post Transportation Senior Consultant/Project Manager appeared first on Tompkins International.

Best Practices for Loading Dock Safety

SCM - 21 May 2015 - 1:27pm
Dock safety is and should be a part of every operation. A Greenfield or up-fitting an existing facility is an excellent time to address dock safety, but just because you’re in an existing facility doesn’t mean safety cannot be enhanced. The post Best Practices for Loading Dock Safety appeared first on Tompkins International.
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