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THE TOMPKINS SUPPLY CHAIN CONSORTIUM

Announces New Consortium for

Third Party Logistics

Service Providers

Benchmarking and Best Practices help you put the pieces together.

See the benefits of free and paid membership in the
Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium and start creating
breakthrough opportunities in your supply chain's performance.

 

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Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium for Third-Party Logistics Service Providers (3PLs)

Benchmarking helps companies achieve profitable growth by pinpointing areas for improvement and revealing deficiencies.  Third-Party Logistics Service Providers can now benefit from this same opportunity.

The newly formed Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium for 3PLs is your source for benchmarking and best practices. Through the Consortium, 3PLs – also known as third-party logistics providers, LSPs and contract logistics providers – will gain a strategic advantage and be able to better support their clients by aligning with key industry stakeholders and leveraging benchmarking and best practices of the end-to-end supply chain.

3PL Membership Benefits

  • Gain higher visibility of your company profile  through a comprehensive data directory that shippers can access
  • Use a structured, data-driven process to know how you are performing relative to comparable 3PL and shipper managed operations.
  • Learn how to fully utilize benchmarking and best practices to improve your clients’ supply chains.
  • Develop a clear understanding of proven processes being used by leading, high-performance shipper and 3PL supply chains
  • Receive key inputs for the development of your strategic and tactical improvement plans
  • Gain exposure to leading supply chain experts at Consortium member companies and within Tompkins International
  • Get fact-based analysis and ideas from hot topic surveys, special surveys and research efforts on issues challenging 3PLs today
  • Utilize the reference library for training and development of your supply chain talent
 
Database Structure

Database Structure

Supply Chain Planning Sourcing Manufacturing International Transportation Domestic Transportation Distribution Center Sales and Service
Network Design Supplier Management Facility Design Air Parcel Layout Customers
Network Planning Vendor Collaboration Quality Systems Ocean LTL Operations Call Centers
Demand Planning Order Control Production Scheduling Domestic Ports Truck Functional Practices Stores
Sales Forecasting INCO Terms Human Resources Order Control Dedicated Fleet Labor Management Website Features
Inventory Management Vendor Freight Information Tech Third-Party Services Intermodal Outsourced Distribution  
      Customs Brokers   WMS  
      Trade Management   Direct to Consumer
Core Supply Chain Benchmarks
Key Financial Benchmarks
Technology
Security
Environmental / Sustainability

Latest Supply Chain Consortium Updates

News
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Tompkins International is pleased to announce Mike Futch recently being named Executive Vice President, Tompkins International, making him a part of the Senior Executive Team. Futch has been with Tompkins International for 25 years helping lead the supply chain consulting group. Read more.
Tompkins Blog
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Full supply chain visibility has been a top three goal of supply chain managers for more than a decade. The ability to see your inventory, customers’ orders, and financial transactions, as they move through every node in the supply chain is paramount. This enables opportunities to optimize inventory position, route shipments more efficiently, truly collaborate -not just cooperate, and communicate with customers to provide world class service. Read more.
News
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Euromonitor International is pleased to present an interview with Jim Tompkins, CEO, and Michael Zakkour, Vice President – China/APAC Practice, Global e-commerce Strategy Practice, of Tompkins International. The conversation focuses on Amazon, Alibaba and how the companies compare on an international stage. Read more.
News
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Michael Zakkour, Vice President, Tompkins International, expert on Alibaba, eCommerce, and China, Available for Comments, Interviews, and Discussions Read more.
News
Monday, April 24, 2017
I recently had the privilege of interviewing Jim Tompkins, the CEO and founder of Tompkins International, a leader in the field of supply chain consulting and implementation. He provided some practical insights around values in leadership.

Jim founded the company in the early ‘70s after receiving his PhD in engineering, and suddenly found himself drafted into the army. As he needed to make some money (because he was now married and had no money), he negotiated a skills trade with the army in exchange for allowing him to start a private consulting practice 4 days per month.

This was the start of his company that still exists today. Read more.
Tompkins Blog
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Today more than ever, logistics professionals are at the forefront of designing new transportation and distribution solutions to support ever-changing fulfillment requirements. In today’s competitive B2B and B2C markets, logistics is feeling the pressure of responding to changing demand patterns, shorter lead times, and smaller orders. Responding to today’s customer driven demands requires much more agile solutions vs. traditional logistics networks. Read more.
News
Thursday, April 13, 2017
The retail industry might be the most impacted by digital disruptions, on top of the obvious turmoil retailers’ face due to the rapid growth of e-commerce. Retailers also face all of the disruptions in the transportation industry, as retail has always been about moving merchandise from its point of origin into the hands of consumers. Read more.
News
Monday, April 10, 2017
Developing supply-chain strategy as a process versus a project has become critical to make necessary strategic decisions in today’s dynamically changing e-commerce environment. As digital disruptions continue to evolve in the marketplace, leadership faces numerous challenging decisions to maintain and/or improve market share. Agility and creative thinking is required for you and your supply-chain evolution. Read more.
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