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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
Mar 07, 2013

Network Studies: What Are They Really Good For?

Sometimes topics come at you in waves, and that has certainly been the case. What are some of the common questions that have been asked about....More
Gaining the Supply Chain Edge Jim Tomplins
Feb 14, 2013

Business Data is Big Business: Use this Flood of Information to Become Demand Driven

Is the general opinion of grocery shopping overdue for a change? Technology may help this detested chore. Read to find out how....More
Jan 15, 2013

Three Big Reasons Wal-Mart and Amazon's Leaders Are Golden

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, was just named the National Retail Foundation's (NRF’s) Gold Award winner for 2012. Although Bezos has been....More
Jan 03, 2013

A Question Heard Every Day in Retail Stores Could Soon Become Obsolete

“Did you find everything you were looking for today?” We frequently hear sales associates ask this as we’re checking out with our....More
Nov 29, 2012

This Booming Holiday Shopping Season, It’s All About Customer Expectations and Amazon's Genius

The holiday shopping season is upon us – a time where supply chains need to be performing at peak. More than ever, customers today expect....More
Nov 08, 2012

Making Amazon your 'Frenemy'

Amazon is your competitor, whether you like it or not. But are they also your friend? I see some companies suffering from an Amazon anxiety....More
Oct 18, 2012

Is Your Business Strategy Just a Mockingbird, or is it Eagle-Eyed?

Some big news just came out about Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Target offering to match prices with Amazon this holiday season....More
Oct 09, 2012

The Empty Chair: Who Are You Really Working For Every Day?

Consider your job description. What are your biggest concerns and responsibilities –every day and long-term? Now consider your answer in....More
Sep 18, 2012

The Amazon Effect and Your Supply Chain: It Matters

At the recent Supply Chain Leadership Forum in Denver, I started thinking about the heights that supply chain itself has risen to in the past....More
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