Jim Tompkins

CEO , Tompkins International

 

Dr. James A. Tompkins is an international authority on leadership, logistics, material handling, outsourcing, and supply chain best practices. As the founder and CEO of Tompkins International, he provides leadership for Tompkins globally.

His 30-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. Listen to an interview of Jim Tompkins on the Business Leader Radio show.

As a high-level business advisor, his unique perspective prepares corporations and executives for the future.

To share his knowledge and provide up-to-date information on supply chain and business trends, he developed the GoGoGo! Blogand Global Supply Chain Podcast.

He has written or contributed to more than 30 books and eBooks, including Caught Between the Tiger and the Dragon, Bold Leadership, Logistics and Manufacturing Outsourcing, The Supply Chain Handbook, andNo Boundaries. 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 more than 4,000 international engagements.

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 awards for his service to his profession.

 

Posts by Jim Tompkins

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

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

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

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

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
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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
JIM TOMPKINS SUPPLY CHAIN EDGE

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
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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
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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
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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
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