Strategically Managing Your Spend: An Infographic

Talking Logistics

Previous positions with the company include vice president, manager of the Raleigh, North Carolina branch as well as the general manager and later president of the company’s European division. The first two quarters of 2014 impacted a lot of supply chain budgets.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Location: Raleigh, NC. Sources: Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO); LIFT, Detroit, MI; DMDII, Chicago, IL; PowerAmerica, Raleigh, NC; Department of Energy; America Makes, Youngstown, OH. The great recession underscored some inherent weaknesses in the U.S.

New Industrial Distribution Report Features Expert Interview with Jim Tompkins

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

RALEIGH, NC – A new report by financial services firm William Blair & Company features insights and expert predictions from Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, on the evolving state of the industrial distribution industry. Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International.

Live Webcast – Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

The 21st Century Supply Chain

He lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and two children. by Alexa Cheater We’re delighted to be bringing you a great live discussion on successful supply chain transformation based on Avaya’s first-hand experience. Join us on Thursday, April 30 at 1pm EST (5pm UTC) for “Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey.”.

Kelly Reed Recognized as ‘Pro to Know’ by Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

RALEIGH, NC, February 25, 2014 — Kelly Reed, Executive VP, Material Handling Integration, Tompkins International, has been honored as a 2014 “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. With headquarters in Raleigh, NC, Tompkins also has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. Kelly Reed, EVP Tompkins International.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

Raleigh-Durham-Cary N.C. The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy.

Tompkins International Selects 3G Continental from 3Gtms

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

SHELTON, CT, and RALEIGH, NC — 3GTMS , Inc., Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, USA, Tompkins has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia.

E-commerce Surge Requires Flexible, Customer-driven Fulfillment Centers

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

RALEIGH, NC, November 6, 2013 — When is a fulfillment center like a traditional distribution center in this age of e-commerce? Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, USA, Tompkins has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia.

Secret to Successful Operations Strategy Is Alignment with Business Strategy, According to Tompkins International

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

RALEIGH, NC — Companies are increasingly struggling to integrate their operational plans with their strategic business plans, leaving as much as 90 percent of today’s business strategies not implemented as intended. Strategy > Structure > Implementation.

Investing Available Capital in the Right Supply Chain Initiatives Creates Operational Value

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

RALEIGH, NC — As today’s companies experience a “capital superabundance,” now is a critical time to smartly invest available funds. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, USA, Tompkins has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia.

Webinar On Demand Archives - Tompkins International - Tompkins.

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

6870 Perry Creek Road, Raleigh, NC 27616. |. (800) 789-1257. 800) 789-1257. info@tompkinsinc.com. Who We Are. About Us. Our Leadership. Events. Careers. What We Do. Supply Chain Planning. Distribution Operations. Supply Chain IT Systems. Material Handling Integration. Special Services.

October Flatbed Rates Were Highest of the Year

DAT Solutions

The biggest declines for the month were on lanes out of Raleigh and Baltimore. The national flatbed rate for October was the highest of the year, boosted at least in part by rebuilding efforts in Florida and the Gulf Coast after the storms from a couple months ago.

The Alibaba Effect: What It Means for All U.S. Businesses and How They Need to Respond

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

RALEIGH, NC, June 26, 2014 — As Alibaba continues its reign as the fastest growing e-commerce company in the most rapidly growing market in the world, the Chinese e-marketplace is on track to be the #1 retail leader in the world by 2016. With headquarters in Raleigh, NC, Tompkins also has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia.

Personalized, Multichannel Logistics Allows Companies to Customize Fulfillment and Delivery

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

RALEIGH, NC – “Flawless” is the word used to describe customer expectations in the new paper, Personalized Multichannel Logistics , by Tompkins International. With headquarters in Raleigh, NC, Tompkins also has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. Logistics operations need to be flexible and personalized to meet the expectations of today’s customers.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

Tompkins International and One Network Webcast: Explore Taking Supply Chain Visibility to New Heights

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, USA, Tompkins has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia.

ModusLink takes EICC leadership role

ModusLink Corporation

ModusLink currently has 3 facilities that have earned recognition: Raleigh, NC, and Miami, FL in the US, and Penang, Malaysia. I’ve written before on our company’s work with the EICC. Reminder, that’s the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition.)

Post-mortem on Christmas Logistics Chaos: On Customer Commitments and Transparency

NC State SCRC

We had a huge snow and ice storm in Raleigh last week. As we look back on the chaos that erupted during the pre-Christmas rush, discussions with executives suggest that there is still a long way to go. Most logistics companies are still far from being able to fully integrate data and analytics to better manage.

Spring Comes Early for Flatbeds in the Southeast

DAT Solutions

Outbound rates rose in Memphis and Atlanta , but fell in Raleigh and Birmingham. Spring is starting early for flatbeds in the Southeast and much of the Midwest. Heavy equipment and related materials are already moving to construction sites at the end of a mild winter.

New Survey Says Alignment of Supply Chain and Business Strategies Is Critical to Success

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

RALEIGH, NC, April 15, 2014 — Is it important to connect your supply chain strategy with your business strategy? According to a recent survey by Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium, nearly 80 percent of participants agree.

A “Swiss Army Knife” of Supply Chain Talent Requirements: Views from a Former Wolfpack Student

NC State SCRC

He then went into global imports for the central purchasing group in Raleigh. Stuart William was in one of my former MBA classes at NC State in 2008, and graduated into one of the worst economies ever in May of 2009. Upon graduation, there simply weren’t any jobs available at all! During that period, he networked with as many people as possible, including a fund raising arm at Wake Tech. He met a colleague who worked at Car Quest, and after several interviews, started there.

Transition at the SCRC

NC State SCRC

This unique model attracts prospective students, researchers, and industry leaders to NC State to see the impressive things going on in Raleigh. Today’s guest post is from Dana Magliola, the new director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative here at NC State who shares some thoughts on transition at the SCRC. The supply chain is an ecosystem where constant change is the norm and time is currency.

Post-Hurricane Floods Boost Rates in Southeast for Vans, Not Flatbeds

DAT Solutions

On the other hand, freight volume dropped by two-thirds on the lane from Atlanta to Raleigh , as flatbed freight couldn’t make it into those flooded areas. Freight started moving into Florida again last week, due to pent-up demand following Hurricane Matthew.

New Report Unveils Top 5 Transportation Issues Expected in 2014

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

RALEIGH, NC — Shippers and carriers this year can expect to see many new trends related to transportation, as well as a continuation of several critical challenges from 2013. Chris Ferrell, Director Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium. Trends in the Transportation Industry , a report by Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium, pulls back the curtain on today’s hottest transportation issues.

Reflections on the LIVING Supply Chain SCRC Meeting

NC State SCRC

The SCRC meeting featured a group of executives, students, and faculty participating at the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting yesterday in Raleigh, held at the new Talley Student Center on the NC State campus. The SCRC meeting was a huge success yesterday. I led off the discussion and took this opportunity to share some of the highlights of my new book, The LIVING Supply Chain, (with Tom Linton as co-author), and try out some of these new ideas on an unsuspecting group of people!

An Economic Primer and Forecast from Professor Mike Walden

NC State SCRC

If you are in a Charlotte or Raleigh, or a metro area, the economy is much better. I really enjoyed hearing Professor Mike Walden from NC State speak at the NC Museum of Art this morning. Mike gave a really nice talk on the fundamentals of economics, as well as some interesting observations about the impact of the presidential elections and the condition of the local economy as well. Here is a transcript of his talk. We are at the tail end of the election cycle.

Nashville to Host 2014 Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

RALEIGH, NC, and NASHVILLE, TN. June 19, 2014 — Supply chain leaders will convene in the country music capital of the world this August for the 10 th annual Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum. The August 25-27 event will help companies focus their efforts on the right initiatives.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates North America’s regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Raleigh, NC, USA. Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference next week? If so, let’s connect.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

Raleigh-Durham-Cary N.C. Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry. The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence.

Van and Reefer Load Volumes Rise, as Flatbeds Falter

DAT Solutions

Outbound rates plummeted 20% in Raleigh over the past month, including a drop of 12¢ per mile just last week. Van and reefer volume increased last week, although rates were unchanged as a national average. Flatbed volume and rates continued to drift down.

Sun Belt States are Hot for Seasonal Freight

DAT Solutions

Jacksonville is also going strong, with big rate increases on the lanes to Miami up 13¢, and to New Orleans , up 40¢ Rates are rocketing up in Raleigh , after a down month. Four major lanes out of Raleigh had double-digit increases last week.

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Insights from the SCRC Meeting on Supplier-Led Innovation

Supply Chain View from the Field

We had a great turnout with over 120 executives at our SCRC meeting today at the downtown Marriott in Raleigh. The theme, Supplier-Led Innvoation, featured a number of excellent speakers and insights. After I did a kick-off discussion emphasizing the importance of trust, integrity, and leadership in driving innovation, Dan Kettler from John Deere followed up with a discussion on how Deere is implementing their Partner Integration program for branded products in Turf Care.

Major Freight Markets Saw Biggest Rate Surge of the Year

DAT Solutions

Flatbed load counts are still strong in Texas , but it was the port cities of Los Angeles and Jacksonville that propelled rates, along with inland markets like Cleveland, Raleigh, and Rock Island, IL. Rates on the top 100 van lanes showed the strongest surge of the year.

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

DAT Solutions

Hot Markets include: Jacksonville, Savannah, Raleigh, and Roanoke. Spot market freight showed signs of renewed life last week, even though rates slipped lower compared to the week before last. The good news: average van rates were higher in July than in June, which is not the usual trend.

Get Ready for La Niña, With Snowy Winter in the Northern U.S.

DAT Solutions

Guest blogger Kevin Selfe holds a BSc in Meteorology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Winter is on the way, and the coming season’s weather pattern represents a big question mark for transportation and logistics pros.

3 Signs that Reefer Rates Could Rise Soon

DAT Solutions

One Southeast regional lane to avoid: Raleigh to Baltimore. National average rates dropped again last week, but all equipment types could be getting ready for a rebound.

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Is the Freight Recession Really Over?

DAT Solutions

Raleigh to Baltimore also paid 32¢ better on average at $2.61/mile, another rate that’s more typical for summer. At the beginning of the year, DAT Pricing Analyst Mark Montague declared that the freight recession was over.