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Apr 04, 2014

A Game-Changer for the Transportation Industry

Estimates from the 2013 holiday season suggest that 33-40% of seasonal shopping was done online. While the numbers for the rest of the year are not....More
Mar 18, 2014

How to Get the Most Out of Your Transportation Management System

Does your organization utilize a transportation management system (TMS)? If it does, are you maximizing its greatest potential? Studies show that of....More
Dec 27, 2013

Realism and Final Delivery for Holiday 2013

Being realistic means being practical and/or pragmatic. For holiday 2013, there were five really big factors that were going to impact final....More
Nov 05, 2013

Ship-from-Store: Show Me the Money ... and Show me the Customers

What is ship-from-store, and what are the advantages of implementing this concept in customer fulfillment?....More
Nov 01, 2013

Why Companies Should Employ More of Their Available Capital for Operations Improvements

There’s a ‘capital superabundance’ occurring overall in business today. This means that most large companies are earning capital at impressive rates....More
Jim Tompkins
Sep 24, 2013

Why Now Is the Time to 'Face the Titans'

We've all been watching as Amazon and Walmart shake up the retail landscape. They're on the offensive, so what should other organizations do for....More
Jul 11, 2013

Technology: Creating New Roles Daily for Retail and Consumer Products Supply Chains

While consumer products companies and retailers have experienced their share of changes over time, the rapid transformation we are seeing now has....More
Jim Tompkins
Jul 03, 2013

Investigate Transportation Fuel Alternatives for Your Company

Did you know that more than 80 percent of cargo in the U.S. is transported by diesel power? Additionally, almost all heavy duty trucks are diesel-....More
Jim Tompkins
Jun 18, 2013

How Do Your Transportation Metrics Compare?

With faster paced shipping options becoming more and more of the norm, we’ve seen transportation’s role in the supply chain gaining speed....More
Jim Tompkins
May 20, 2013

Online Sales Tax Bill: How Does it Click with Amazon's Long-term Strategy?

Retailers, both online and brick-and-mortar, have been closely watching new legislation being debated in Congress. Will it affect your business?....More
Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International
Apr 30, 2013

Competing Against Today's Biggest Supply Chain Challenges

How do you keep up with, much less compete, with the challenges facing today's supply chain?....More
Apr 18, 2013

J.C. Penney's Biggest Challenge: Leadership 'Got Mud in its Hair' by Running with Ron Johnson’s Strategy

Ron Johnson as CEO led to loss of $1b in revenue - but did Penney's board get just what it asked for?....More
Apr 15, 2013

Improving Fulfillment & Distribution Center Design with Material Handling: Stretch the 'Neck' of Your Supply Chain

How should you improve your distribution centers so that they're as efficient and successful as possible?....More
Apr 09, 2013

The Amazon Cure: How Businesses Can (and Should) Create Long-Term Value and Leave the Island

Uncertainty is appearing on the horizon for businesses. Can they change course to avoid it, or is it too late?....More
Mar 13, 2013

Weathering the 'Perfect Storm': Major E-Commerce Competitors in Industrial Distribution Market Just Ahead

Industrial distribution is at its biggest crossroads in history, and they need to be prepared for the storm that is brewing....More
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