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

Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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