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Raging Raleigh rainstorm. Torrential rain hit Raleigh, North Carolina, last weekend with a vengeance. Raleigh-Durham International Airport reported nearly 5 inches in its rain gauge Saturday, a new record for Oct.

REPOST: Supply Chains in VUCA Environments with Jim Tompkins

The Logistics of Logistics

Tompkins Ventures is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with partners spanning Africa, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Central America, China, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Panama, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States. Supply Chains in VUCA Environments with Jim Tompkins.


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Live Webcast – Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey


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.”.

DeliverEnd and Perfit partner to provide end-to-end solution

The Supply Chain Journal

While DeliverEnd’s fleet currently covers only the Indianapolis area , the company has plans to expand into 20 major cities by the end of 2021, including Boston and Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham , North Carolina.

Supply Chains in VUCA Environments with Jim Tompkins

The Logistics of Logistics

Tompkins is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and has offices throughout North America. Supply Chains in VUCA Environments with Jim Tompkins. Jim Tompkins and Joe Lynch talk about Supply Chains in VUCA Environments.

On-Demand Webcast – Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey


He lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and two children. by Alexa Cheater Did you miss our recent live webcast on Avaya’s supply chain transformation? No problem. The complete webcast is now available on-demand. In this webcast, Bryan Ball, Aberdeen Group, and Benji Green, Avaya, discuss the circumstances and challenges Avaya faced on their four-year journey, the catalysts for transformational change, and the dramatic results they were able to achieve.

Rethink Your Approach to Business Through the Lens of Anti-Brittle and Optionality!

Supply Chain Network

I knew as soon as I learned details about MonarchFx in late 2017, that I absolutely needed to be a part of this Distributed Logistics phenomena, and as at the time I made this realization I had double ear infections I was unable to fly, so just jumped in my car and drove 14 hours from Toronto to Raleigh for my interview. My entire career has been focused on first finding AND THEN implementing logistics and supply chain innovations both large and small.

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

Tompkins Blog

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.

New Industrial Distribution Report Features Expert Interview with Jim Tompkins

Tompkins Blog

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. With headquarters in Raleigh, NC, Tompkins also has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International.

MonarchFx Announces ToyHouse LLC as its Newest Seller Client

Supply Chain Network

RALEIGH, N.C. Tompkins is headquartered in Raleigh, NC and has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. PRWEB) November 19, 2018. MonarchFx, a nationwide alliance of best-in-class providers focused on delivering integration, cost efficiency, and high service fulfillment solutions for brands and retailers through distributed logistics, announces our newest client, ToyHouse LLC. ToyHouse LLC is the exclusive distributor for LEGO Systems, Inc.

Tompkins International Releases New Guide to Goods-to-Person Order Fulfillment

Tompkins Blog

RALEIGH, NC, February 19, 2014 — New advancements in goods-to-person order fulfillment technology bring companies faster, more flexible distribution operations to meet today’s growing multichannel challenges. With headquarters in Raleigh, NC, Tompkins also has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. Source: Dematic ( ).

Online grocery startup Farmstead cuts delivery deal with DoorDash

The Supply Chain Journal

In October, Farmstead announced it would be opening in Charlotte, North Carolina, adding the Raleigh-Durham area in November.

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.) What I love about being so engaged with this group is that the work leads to valuable, measurable and visible results.

Jason Miller Blog Post Part 1: Grocery stores aren’t gouging consumers – their costs are going up!


Consumers are suffering from sticker shock, a story noted in the local Raleigh news. It is my pleasure to begin this series of joint blog posts with Jason Miller, Associate Professor of Logistics at Michigan State University.

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

Tompkins Blog

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.

The History of the Shipping Container


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. One visionary, Malcom McLean , features prominently in the industry’s development. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry.

Tompkins International Selects 3G Continental from 3Gtms

Tompkins Blog

SHELTON, CT, and RALEIGH, NC — 3GTMS , Inc., Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, USA, Tompkins has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. Recognized as a Top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Inbound Logistics for 2013, 3GTMS is headquartered in Shelton, CT and has rapidly expanded market share opening offices in Raleigh, NC and Wayne, PA (located outside of Philadelphia).

Personalized, Multichannel Logistics Allows Companies to Customize Fulfillment and Delivery

Tompkins Blog

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.

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

Tompkins Blog

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. Never” is the best answer, according to Tompkins International experts featured in the new video Fulfillment Centers and E-commerce.

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

Tompkins Blog

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. With headquarters in Raleigh, NC, Tompkins also has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. Strategy > Structure > Implementation.

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

Tompkins Blog

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.

Tompkins Blog

6870 Perry Creek Road, Raleigh, NC 27616. |. (800) 789-1257. 800) 789-1257. 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. Benchmarking & Best Practices Consortiums. Our Focus Industries. Retail. Consumer Products. Pharmaceutical & Healthcare. Third-Party Logistics. Our Thinking. Client Success Stories. White Paper.

New Report Unveils Top 5 Transportation Issues Expected in 2014

Tompkins Blog

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.

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

Tompkins Blog

DALLAS, Texas and RALEIGH, NC - Top demand-driven value networks experts from Tompkins International and One Network Enterprises will host a new webcast, “ Supply Chain Control Towers: Separating Fact from Fiction ,” October 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm CST/2:00 pm EST. “Few concepts have generated as much interest within the supply chain community as ‘control tower’ technologies,” explains Mark Zelenak, Vice President of CPG at One Network Enterprises.

This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019)

Talking Logistics

“I am playing rugby this semester,” my daughter, a freshman in college, announced a few weeks ago. I don’t know anything about rugby, other than it kinda looks like American football, except it’s played with no helmets and pads, the ball is a bit bigger, and there’s a lot of diving into the end zone. When I visited her in February, I bought her the only piece of equipment she needed: a mouth guard.

Nashville to Host 2014 Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum

Tompkins Blog

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.

Loads and Rates Rise as Month Ends

DAT Solutions

On the East Coast, choose between Baltimore to the north and Raleigh to the south, or go from one to the other, with a TriHaul (triangular) route to replace the low-priced southbound leg. Outbound rates are moving up in Raleigh, NC, and there’s lots of freight available. The lane from Raleigh to Baltimore paid $2.75/mile last week for flatbeds. Rates are up in Baltimore, too but the return trip to Raleigh doesn’t pay well – it’s only $1.55/mile.

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

Tompkins Blog

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. Aligning Supply Chains with Business Strategy , a new report by Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium based on survey findings from 172 participants, makes a strong case for the importance of connecting supply chain and business strategies. “We

We Need Supply Chain Immunity, not Resiliency: A Position Paper


For example, companies like Amazon are constructing massive distribution centers outside of major hubs like Atlanta, Raleigh, and Chicago, and are building them with direct access to on-ramps that go onto interstate highways built in the 1950s.

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

Talking Logistics

On Wednesday Amazon announced “the expansion of Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery to even more metro areas including Charlotte, Cincinnati, Fresno, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton, and Tucson, plus new areas in Central New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and San Diego.” Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (April 22-26, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Here’s a video of the drone in action: This news follows last month’s announcement by UPS that it is collaborating with Matternet to deliver medical samples via unmanned drones at WakeMed’s flagship hospital and campus in the Raleigh, N.C. Have you seen the video of the chimpanzee using Instagram? Here it is in case you missed it: Here's a video of a Chimpanzee using Instagram. It's eye-opening.

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


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.

Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

More rural locations such as in the Eastern part of the state have even lower costs – despite their ideal logistics footprints – than Raleigh and other metropolitan areas. North Carolina, the Tar Heel State.

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. The combination of inclement weather, capacity shortages, and stiff marketplace competition had many companies spending more than budgeted.