Join the Consortium

Overview

Hello and welcome to the Supply Chain Consortium.  You have been invited by your peers to participate in a Benchmarking and Best Practices process that has the potential to significantly enhance the performance of your supply chain.  Benchmarking compares your supply chain strategies, operations, processes and performances to that of your peers and to companies that are thought to be exceptional performers.  Best Practices identify the supply chain processes that have proven to deliver superior results in real world implementations.

Benefits and Tools

The Supply Chain Consortium provides a broad range of tools, events and processes to its members to drive world class performance, including:

Extensive online interviews that collect data on more than 11,000 benchmark and best practice data points

Intervivew Question

All inclusive access to the Core Benchmarks, all topics, and data.

The Core Benchmarks are the most critical benchmarks that define the performance of an entire supply chain.  They are the most frequently used and monitored benchmarks that companies track across the Consortium.  Core Benchmarks are the measures that are the most important to the success of supply chains.

 

In addition to the Core Benchmarks, you will have all inclusive access to every topic in our database. Current topic areas include:

  • Profile
  • 3PL
  • China
  • Domestic Transportation
  • Distribution Center (DC) Operations
  • International Transportation
  • Planning
  • Manufacturing
  • Sourcing
  • Sales & Service
  • Finance
  • Supply Chain Technology
  • Security
  • Environment

Core Benchmarks

A search tool for quickly locating consortium resources on specific issues

Search
Strategic Assessment Dashboard – A "top down" confidential view of each member’s supply chain that answers the fundamental questions – How am I doing overall and where are the gaps?
Dashboard

Scorecard - Scorecards provide a single portal comparing your most important metrics.  Discover where you rank among your peers and identify key areas for improvements in your supply chain.

Scorecard

3PL Search - The Third Party Logistics Service Provider Search Tool allows you to search and browse through our 3PL companies that meet certain criteria based on your organizational needs.

  • Searches are created using one or more of the 13 dimensions defined based on the needs of your organization.
  • You may compare an unlimited number of providers to each other at the data level along each of the major topics.
  • Searches return a list of all providers that match the criteria selected.
  • Detailed information is available for each provider should you need to contact them.

3PL Search
Analytical reports – in-depth reports that provide meaningful summaries of benchmarking and best practice data and practical guidance on applying key learning’s
Analytical Reports

Online queries and filters for analyzing the data gathered in online interviews and Hot Topics

Custom Filters allow you to narrow down the selection of criteria into a data set that meets your exact needs.  With over 25 different category groupings, more than 95 secondary filtering options and free form data comparison, you will be able to compare your metrics against an unlimited set of criteria.

Custom Data Filters

Leadership Forum – Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum is the one supply chain event that has it all.  This forum features executive-facilitated discussions, unique networking opportunities, keynote speeches by noted supply chain experts, and exclusive access to benchmarking results.

Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum

Training Aids – self-paced training courses that guide members through the effective application of each of the consortium’s resources

Training

The links on the Resource Center home page provide additional information on each of these resources.

Industries and Market Segments

The Supply Chain Consortium has been expanded to cover the following major industries:

In addition to industry designations, consortium member companies are further defined by market segments as follows:

These industry and market segment designations are useful for filtering the data to provide comparisons of "companies like me".

Initiatives

The initiatives sponsored by the consortium answer many questions for you and other members, including:

All data provided by consortium members are aggregated with data provided by other members.  Company specific data is safeguarded by the review facilitator, Tompkins International, and is not shared with other members or external entities in any form that could be attributed to a specific participant.  Individual responses are kept absolutely confidential.

Review Facilitator

Tompkins International transforms supply chains for profitable growth.  For more than 35 years, Tompkins has evolved with the marketplace to become the leading provider of growth and business strategy, global supply chain services, distribution operations consulting, information technology implementation, material handling integration, and benchmarking and best practices.  The company is known for innovative, practical solutions that improve supply chain performance and produce value-based results.  Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, Tompkins has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia.  For more information, visit www.tompkinsinc.com.

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