Nashville to Host 2014 Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum

Tompkins Blog

RALEIGH, NC, and NASHVILLE, TN. This year’s forum will take place at the Hilton Nashville Downtown and boasts 15 breakout sessions, several general sessions, and an offsite dinner and live music at The Listening Room Café. Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium is the premier source for supply chain benchmarking and best practices knowledge. The post Nashville to Host 2014 Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum appeared first on Tompkins International.

From networking to insights: our 5 favorite parts of ISM 2018


ISM 2018 in Nashville, TN was a whirlwind of an event! Procurement Sourcing The TechThousands of supply chain management professionals spent last week at the Institute for Supply Management’s annual conference, encompassed with 4 days of educational sessions, 2 days of intriguing vendor exhibitions, having hundreds of inspiring conversations, and building countless relationships.


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COP21 – Freight and Climate Change


This Black Friday Shawn Simms was first in line at Best Buy in Nashville, TN to bag a Thanksgiving bargain – a Toshiba HDTV for $149.99. A quick check showed that shipping the TV from Taiwan to Nashville (ocean & trucking) led to about 6.7 Click the button on the right to see our sources. SEE CALCULATION × Sources for Freight Emissions The following facts are from disparate sources, but tell a consistent story.

Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times

Supply Chain Shaman

Before boarding the plane, I watched a traveler pull a diet Coke from the bin and thought about the struggle to source sweetener with the rise of COV-19. As I poured the dog food into the bowl for my pups, I wondered if I was going to have to switch kibble due to the looming issues of sourcing taurine—a health additive in many pet foods. The answer is to increase modeling, evaluate sourcing strategies, and build the right push/pull decoupling points.

The Brittle China/U.S. Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

… If you don’t have a first-tier supplier who’s sourcing from China, then your supplier’s supplier is.”[1] ” John Scannapieco, an attorney with Baker Donelson in Nashville, observes, “More companies are seeing that this pandemic really crippled their business and are thinking they need to diversify their supply chain.

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2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

Next year’s conference will be on September 8th-11th in Franklin, TN, south of Nashville, TN. Popular techniques included business process outsourcing, contract manufacturing to reduce the cost of labor, low-cost country sourcing, tax efficiency projects, and the elongation of payables to improve cash-to-cash. It has been awhile. After the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , I took the time to recharge and took a month off from writing.

Top 10 Companies with Best Corporate Responsibility Records

Material Handling and Logistics

Source ID. Also in 2017, 76% of the company’s 10 priority ingredients were sustainably sourced. Source ID. Source ID. They plan to produce/procure 35% of electricity from renewable sources by 2020 and aspire to power all facilities with renewable energy by 2050. Source ID. Source ID. Smokeless Tobacco canning process taken at the Nashville, Tenn. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Sun Belt States are Hot for Seasonal Freight

DAT Solutions

Atlanta , Memphis and Nashville were fairly quiet last week, and trends out of Roanoke were mixed. The big Texas markets, primarily Houston , but also Dallas and Fort Worth , continue to be stable and reliable sources of flatbed loads. McAllen , TX has been the top source of reefer load posts on DAT load boards for the past six weeks, because of fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, on both sides of the border. Freight markets are heating up in the Sun Belt.

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