Bastian Solutions interviews Tompkins Robotics’ CEO, Mike Futch, to find out his thoughts on the technology and future of DC automation development. Click Image below for the full interview on Bastian Solutions’ website.
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Oct 182021
Join Tompkins Robotics at the Autonomous Mobile Robots & Logistics Conference, where you’ll learn about the exciting advances in AMR technology, plus new developments in logistics automation. Leaders in the industry will share their insight and expertise. You’ll also meet the leading suppliers of AMRs and logistics automation who can help you understand and deploy ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
10 - 12
March
Tompkins Robotics is a leading provider of autonomous mobile robot (AMR) solutions to global customers. We utilize innovative technology to facilitate Micro-Fulfillment for the Grocery Industry. Tompkins Robotics have developed and deployed the world’s most flexible, robotic sortation system, tSort, a revolutionary unit and parcel sortation system. tSort uses technology that is unique and proprietary ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Sep 202021
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Sep 092021
Solving the challenge of the last mile using traditional methods, like human teams and traditional automation systems, can require a massive upfront investment of capital and time – and often isn’t enough to gain an edge in an already cutthroat market. Click Image below for a new article at Roboticstomorrow.com describing how automated robotics help ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Sep 082021
Mike Futch Interview with Venari Partners The Venari Podcast | Are robots taking over jobs?    
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Aug 312021
 Mike Futch is seeing Tompkins Robotics advance beyond anyone’s expectations despite the ongoing pandemic. Speaking about the robotics sector in particular, Mike Futch’s excitement on the topic is immediately obvious and palpable in this article.
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Aug 182021
Mike Futch, CEO & President of Tompkins Robotics will be speaking with Rich Flati (IAM Robotics) at the WercDX conference Tuesday, May 5th 9:15 -10:00 am CDT. The topic is: Automated Order Fulfillment. Learn how a new solution automates the order fulfillment exit process by combining the Tompkins Robotics’ tSort system and xChange AMR (collab ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Apr 262021
Tompkins Robotics is a leading provider of autonomous mobile robot (AMR) solutions to global customers. We have chosen PromatDX to unveil our revolutionary new robot – xChange! Now, for the first time ever, a fully automated unit sortation system can be paired with our autonomous tote exchange robot, further reducing the costs of distribution in ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Apr 162021
Tompkins Robotics is a leading provider of autonomous mobile robot (AMR) solutions to global customers. We have chosen PromatDX to unveil our revolutionary new robot – xChange! Now, for the first time ever, a fully automated unit sortation system can be paired with our autonomous tote exchange robot, further reducing the costs of distribution in ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Apr 162021
Tompkins Robotics has teamed with IAM Robotics to provide another industry original, xChange™. Typically a unit sorter system has an associate take the items out of an accumulation chute or mixed order destination, place the units into unique order containers and then place the containers on a takeaway conveyor. Now, for the first time ever, ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Apr 162021
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Apr 072021
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
10 - 12
March
Tompkins Robotics Introduces xChange – A Revolution in Automation Sortation FulfillmentClick preview below to launch press release:
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Apr 052021
A relatively new type of sortation approach is to use mobile robots with sortation mechanisms on top, rather than fixed sortation. Mobile sortation robots can be an alternative to fixed sortation or other less fully automated means of so of sortation such as putwalls, says Mike Futch, president of Tompkins Robotics. Tompkins Robotics’ “t-Sort” features independently moving ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jan 222021
RALEIGH, N.C. – Tompkins Robotics, a global leader in the robotic automation of distribution operations, today announced it has named Mike Futch chief executive officer. Futch, who has served as the company’s president since its inception in 2017, will retain that position and continue to lead the design and forward movement of Tompkins Robotics and ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jan 122021
Tompkins Robotics is focused on the robotic automation of distribution operations. Our core system, t-Sort, utilizes autonomous mobile robots to sort a wide range of items and parcels to consolidation points. Our mobile, scalable and flexible robotics solutions grow and change on demand to maximize performance and meet customer needs. We can deploy our systems ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Dec 222020
Tompkins Robotics offers flexible financing for its award-winning, fully modular t-Sort system RALEIGH, N.C. – Tompkins Robotics has launched a new lease program for its customers, enabling retailers, third-party logistics (3PL) providers and other businesses to rapidly deploy the company’s t-Sort autonomous mobile robot (AMR) solutions with minimal capital expenditures. Tompkins Robotics’ lease program allows ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Dec 012020
Nordstrom is turning its Nordstrom Rack off-price stores into one-stop online order pickup locations for all of its banners. The luxury retailer is introducing online order pickup at U.S. Nordstrom Rack stores for Nordstrom.com, NordstromRack.com and HauteLook.com orders. Nordstrom is also enabling all Nordstrom Rack stores to fulfill online orders for customers. Later in 2020, ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Oct 192020
A big bright spot — if you can call it that — during the pandemic has been the blazing growth of food retail e-commerce, which is enjoying triple-digit sales growth. But even as evidence mounts that many grocery shoppers will stick with e-commerce — online ordering, curbside pickup, home deliveries — after the pandemic subsides, ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Oct 072020
In this episode, Tee sits down with Mike Futch, President of Tompkins Robotics to talk about his vast experience in the world of industrial robotics and discuss the Tompkins’ t-Sort Robot. We also talk about micro-fulfillment, how robotics affects the labor force in different markets, and what’s next for the industry. This wide-ranging conversation includes ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Oct 062020
EDGE 2020 Live! is where industry meets community in a true commitment to end-to-end supply chain education. At EDGE, CSCMP’s dedication to the creation of a true community, not just another network, shines through. Our volunteer members are as passionate about unbiased, complete supply chain education as we are—and it shows! Our homegrown network of volunteer ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
20 - 23
September
FLOW gathers the 6 River Systems (6RS) community — our customers, partners, employees, and key stakeholders — for two high-energy days of learning, inspiration, feedback and fun. On September 16-17 learn about and influence new products, connect with 6RS users and team members in our Ask Me Anything sessions and customer panels, network with 500+ peers during ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
16 - 17
September
New overhead transport system optimizes a wide range of fulfillment and distribution operations RALEIGH, N.C. – Tompkins Robotics has expanded its product offering with the addition of xPress, an overhead robotic system capable of transporting a variety of goods and materials with speed and accuracy without disruption to floor-level activities. xPress can be deployed in ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Aug 132020
Mike Futch of Tompkins Robotics discusses how COVID-19 has affected warehouse automation and microfulfillment for good– and perhaps even for the better! Watch the Video
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jul 232020
LogisticsIQ™’s latest market research study “Warehouse Automation Market By Technology (AGV/AMR, AS/RS, Conveyors, Sortation, Order Picking, Automatic Identification and Data Capture, Palletizing & Depalletizing, Overhead Systems, MRO Services and WMS/WES/WCS), By Industry (E-commerce, General Merchandise, Grocery, Apparel, Food & Beverage, Pharma, 3PL), By Functions (Inbound, Picking, Outbound), By Geography – Global Forecast to 2025“, estimates that ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jun 162020
Big grocery retailers need coherent e-commerce strategies sooner rather than later. But those strategies aren’t easy to come by, Mike Futch, CEO of Tompkins Robotics, said. Tompkins Robotics is a subsidiary of supply chain firm Tompkins International. Its product is t-Sort, an army of independent, wheeled robots that — you guessed it — sort things. For grocers, ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
May 272020
Portable system helps retailers ensure cost-effective, rapid delivery to meet growing customer demands RALEIGH, N.C. – Tompkins Robotics has announced a new t-Sort solution designed specifically for micro-fulfillment operations. The new micro-fulfillment solution utilizes the company’s award-winning t-Sort autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to optimize operations in a store backroom, micro-fulfillment center (MFC) or dark store. ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
May 262020
Mike Futch presents at Modex 2020
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Apr 132020
Bruce Baring, Vice President of Tompkins Robotics gives a quick overview of t-Sort at Modex 2020. Visit www.tompkinsrobotics.com for more information
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Mar 312020
Tompkins Robotics introduces t-Sort, the world’s first portable, automated sortation solution. Visit: www.tompkinsrobotics.com to learn more.
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Mar 312020
In typical Modex fashion, robotics and automation were among the hot topics discussed by keynote speakers, exhibitors, and attendees. A vast array of capabilities, sizes, and industry-specific robotics could be found throughout the show floor, each showing off a new capability. It’s clear that robotics continue to evolve and show no signs of slowing down progress in ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Mar 132020
Tompkins Robotics (MODEX Booth 9002) can set up its t-Sort unit and parcel sortation system in a customer facility just as fast as it set it up for Modex. According to Mike Futch, president of Tompkins Robotics, the system can break down and set up within a single shift, allowing customers with limited space to ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Mar 112020
Tompkins International business unit is designated Robotics category winner by Supply Chain Management Review RALEIGH, N.C. – Tompkins Robotics has been selected as a recipient of the 2nd annual NextGen Supply Chain Awards. Tompkins Robotics was one of five solution providers recognized by Supply Chain Management Review for utilizing technologies that will shape tomorrow’s supply ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Mar 032020
Supply Chain Management Review’s NextGen Supply Chain Awards will honor five solution providers and end user companies for utilizing technologies that will shape tomorrow’s supply chains during the NextGen Supply Chain Conference. Tompkins Robotics has been selected for the 2020 Robotics Solution Provider Award. The 2020 awards will be presented on April 28th during the ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Feb 182020
Tompkins Robotics used the show to announce a new partnership with Nordstrom to design and deploy parcel sortation systems to help the retailer streamline and optimize distribution operations at sites across the U.S. Tompkins’ t-Sort AMRs are able to move along the shortest route possible to sort items and packages by shipping order, destination, or ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jan 202020
Nordstrom has teamed up with Tompkins Robotics, a business unit of Tompkins International, to design and deploy cutting-edge parcel sortation systems. The robotic solution will help streamline and optimize the fashion retailer’s distribution operations at a few sites throughout the U.S. The solution utilizes Tompkins Robotics’ t-Sort autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to support e-commerce and ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jan 152020
RALEIGH, N.C. – Tompkins Robotics has teamed up with Nordstrom to design and deploy cutting-edge parcel sortation systems to help streamline and optimize the fashion retailer’s distribution operations at a few sites throughout the U.S. The revolutionary robotic solution utilizes Tompkins Robotics’ t-Sort autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to support e-commerce and retail replenishment needs. “In ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jan 092020
New t-Sort Mini offers an affordable, efficient robotic solution for sorting small and lightweight items RALEIGH, N.C. – Tompkins Robotics has expanded its autonomous mobile robot (AMR) product line to include the t-Sort Mini. At nearly half the size of the original t-Sort solution, the t-Sort Mini is ideal for sorting small items up to ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jan 082020
Nordstrom is working with two tech companies, Attabotics and Tompkins Robotics, at one of its nine U.S. distribution centers. The retailer is testing ways to speed deliveries and cut down on cardboard waste, while tackling other supply chain headaches. Faced with mounting pressure from Amazon, companies are trying to figure out how to make same-day ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Dec 052019
Despite conflicting predictions, online grocery is beginning to gain momentum, with sales estimated to reach $29.7 billion in 2021, more than double the $14.2 billion in sales in 2017, according to Statista. Grocery is largely responsible for Walmart’s e-commerce growth in the last 12 months, with the retail giant posting its strongest quarterly growth in ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Nov 262019
Organizations collaborate to provide clients with cutting-edge robotic solutions to drive supply chain excellence Raleigh, N.C. – Tompkins Robotics, a leading provider of flexible, scalable, portable, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), has announced a strategic partnership with Bastian Solutions to expand delivery of its powerful t-Sort solution and product line to help clients improve efficiency and ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Nov 212019
Most people would agree that the nature of global commerce is transforming at an ever-increasing pace and that technology is one of the major drivers of this change. You do not have to look far for it to become obvious that everyone is “connected” all the time. This constant state of connectedness has created an ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Nov 192019
Automation in distribution centers (DC), fulfillment centers (FC) and warehouses is not only becoming more and more important, it is becoming a necessity. Automation adoption has continued to rise over the past six years, as companies are facing increased pressure to cut costs, address the workforce shortage and provide an optimal customer experience. Robotics are ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Nov 072019
Logistics will be one of the most important components of retail, wholesale and CPG companies’ business in 2020. Consumers continually expect better performance, as do customers serving consumers, so logistics is and will continue to be a hot topic at the senior levels of company management. Two principle (sometimes competing) factors are creating this need ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Nov 052019
Organizations team up to deliver best-in-breed, scalable automation solutions to help clients improve efficiency and capacity Raleigh, N.C. – Tompkins Robotics, a leading provider of portable, scalable autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), has announced a strategic partnership with PULSE Integration to deliver its t-Sort solution to companies looking to keep up with rising and evolving customer ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Oct 292019
There are several factors that exist today that collectively drive companies to think more about Commerce than ever before.  We at Tompkins International have recently reorganized into seven Business Units and have adopted an ecosystem model for the overall enterprise.  The model defines our business into four core competencies Strategy, Commerce, Logistics, and Technology.  The ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Oct 222019
More and more often, supply chain executives are being asked to do what was at one time, deemed impossible.  Today we are being asked to proactively build a cost conscience fulfillment and distribution network that is agile and adaptable such that it could be completely reactive in today’s environment that is filled with disruption, quickly ...
Thompson Brockmann
Thompson Brockmann
Sep 032019
In an age where ‘clicks’ are increasingly surpassing ‘bricks’ and store closures are more than double the number of openings, retailers are constantly seeking new ways to utilize retail space. Kohl’s has taken many strides in this area, from selling Amazon items and accepting returns to renting space to Planet Fitness for on-site gyms. Earlier ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Aug 272019
Booth: 9002
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
09 - 12
March
Booth: 1652 Learn More
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
12 - 14
January
Unlike the traditional systems that are rigid and difficult to scale, Tompkins Robotics’ t-Sort modular systems are easy to install. “We can easily integrate our robot into a warehouse of any size, quickly,” says Futch. Read more
Mike Futch
Mike Futch
Jul 262019
Robotics, flexible automation, autonomous vehicles and the like are no longer just something “everyone else” must be doing. Offerings and awareness have continued to increase, especially as the perceived shortage of qualified and affordable labor continues. As a result, we’re still not close to “lights out” manufacturing with completely automated processes. Mike Futch, president of ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jul 222019
Learn more about Tompkins Robotics t-Sort: https://tompkinsrobotics.com
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jul 182019
To help businesses in selecting promising robotics solutions, a distinguished panel of prominent marketing specialists and analysts, along with CIOReview’s editorial board has assessed and shortlisted the companies offering pioneering technology solutions in the robotics industry. This listing gives a comprehensive understanding of solutions that can be implemented to automate and optimize your business process. ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jun 282019
Learn more about Tompkins Robotics t-Sort: https://tompkinsrobotics.com
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jun 192019
Booth: 531
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
28 - 30
October
Booth: 2431
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
21 - 23
October
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
12 - 14
September
Negative publicity and speculation that robots will eventually replace humans in the warehouse has circulated quite a bit in the last few years. While it’s true that robots are making their way into more and more operations, the truth is there are not enough skilled workers to fill the number of available jobs. Read more
Mike Futch
Mike Futch
May 232019
A group of supply chain executives met over breakfast at this year’s Supply Chain Leadership Forum to share their views, experiences and current challenges. As it turns out, one topic was viewed so serious that it dominated the discussion. The question was, “How are you attracting and retaining top talent amidst the current labor shortage?” ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
May 232019
Tompkins Robotics has debuted t-Sort Plus for its parcel sortation system suite. The t-Sort system uses independent robots that can go to any divert and induction station autonomously along the shortest path. Robots, chutes, and induction stations can be added at any time with no interruption to operations. Read more
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Apr 302019
Negative publicity and speculation that robots will eventually replace humans in the warehouse has circulated quite a bit in the last few years. While it’s true that robots are making their way into more and more operations, the truth is there are not enough skilled workers to fill the number of available jobs. ? According ...
Mike Futch
Mike Futch
Apr 252019
Warehouse robotics are growing at a rate that exceeds manufacturing robotics.  As key robotic skills improve and end users are educated in the best applications of robotics, robot adoption for warehousing tasks beyond transportation will become the drivers of growth in warehouse robotics. Warehouse robotics is growing at a faster pace than the more mature ...
Jim Serstad
Jim Serstad
Apr 232019
CHICAGO – After three-plus days of seeing robots at last week’s ProMat and Automate trade show event — large, small, static, and mobile — it’s become clear that robotics and automation is more than just a “kick the tires” technology for many companies. Now that I’ve had some time to step back, check my notes, ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Apr 162019
Meet our team at the Supply Chain Leadership Forum (SCLF) being held May 6nd through May 8th, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. The purpose of the SCLF is to bring supply chain executives together from a wide range of industries to connect, share, and learn together. The topics of discussion relate to supply chain, business ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
06 - 08
May
Tompkins International introduces Tompkins Robotics, a revolutionary unit and parcel sortation system that has been patented for North America and Europe. Tompkins Robotics has developed and introduced the world’s first, portable automated sortation system, named t-Sort. This new and innovative robotic technology will help build world-class supply chains, providing unmatched flexibility and throughput. Our designs ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Mar 282019
Last summer, EmployBridge chief work analyst Joanie Courtney noted how persistently low unemployment levels created an unusual environment for employers seeking to staff up in their warehouses ahead of the perennially hectic holiday season. “With consumer optimism at record levels and unemployment in single-digits, employers must get aggressive and more creative in their efforts to… ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Mar 222019
Mike Futch, President of Tompkins Robotics presented t-Sort to an audience of retail professionals, faculty, and students during “Techno Trends: Revolutionizing the Business of Fashion” hosted by the Retail Marketing Society at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City on Wednesday, March 20th. 
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
20
April
In addition to working with collaborative arms such as those from Universal Robots, the company has implemented applications with Tompkins Robotics (and its t-Sort system), as well as integration with other automated storage and retrieval systems, such as those from OPEX. Read more
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Mar 202019
t-Sort Plus is a new product offering in the t-Sort unit and parcel sortation system suite. Raleigh, NC – Tompkins Robotics introduces t-Sort Plus. t-Sort Plus is a new product offering in the t-Sort unit and parcel sortation system suite. The t-Sort system is an innovative robotic material handling system and has applications for both ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Feb 202019
As end-user education expands for best-practice robotics, adoption for warehousing — beyond transportation — will become a top driver of growth. Read more
Jim Serstad
Jim Serstad
Feb 062019
Strong strategic alignment among the people, processes and technology components of a firm’s supply chain and across an organization have a huge impact on the success of the supply chain and the organization. This has always been true, but in today’s complex, disruptive, competitive business environment, it is more difficult to establish and maintain this ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Feb 062019
Tompkins Robotics’ t-Sort system has been selected by Modern Materials Handling, Material Handling Product News and Material Handling 24/7 as a winner of their fourth-annual Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Awards. t-Sort was the winning product in the category of conveyors and sortation. Tompkins Robotics is a business unit of Tompkins International.  The Readers’ Choice Product of the ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Feb 062019
Tompkins Robotics has introduced a new robotics system referred to a t-Sort for unit and parcel sortation. Analysts I spoke with believe Tompkins Robotics has the most potential for becoming the go-to provider of robotics to grocery retailers, CPG companies and companies in multiple industries because Tompkins Robotics is a division of Tompkins International. Tompkins ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Feb 052019
Modern Materials Handling Material Handling Product News and Material Handling 24/7 announced that Tompkins Robotics’ t-Sort system is the winner of the Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Award. Raleigh, NC – Tompkins Robotics’ t-Sort system has been selected by Modern Materials Handling, Material Handling Product News and Material Handling 24/7 as a winner of their fourth-annual Readers’ Choice ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Feb 052019
The JDN has spotted the most advanced solutions for stores during the NRF’s big show 2019. Check out the sixth episode of the video series. Read more
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jan 302019
The ONLY Conference Focused On Optimizing Direct-To-Customer and Omnichannel Operations and Fulfillment
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
09 - 11
April
A top event for in-company material flow and computer-controlled processes from procurement to production and distribution in the heart of Europe.
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
19 - 21
February
Retail has evolved. To succeed, top retailers must master the demands of omnichannel fulfillment. For supply chain executives, this means selectively adopting emerging technologies, rapidly developing urban fulfillment processes, and actively building strategic relationships with logistics service providers.
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
24 - 27
February
Discover the latest solutions to move your business forward as the industry's leading innovators showcase their latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain equipment and systems at ProMat 2019 held April 8-11 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
08 - 11
April
According to a recent article by Forbes, technology to compete against a disruptive Amazon will continue to be central to the retail play of 2019. However, it isn’t the only thing driving what will makes retailers’ tech shopping list. While you can expect to see more holographic 3D images at malls and stores to wow ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jan 222019
Going into the new year, we expect to see many reports discussing problems faced during the 2018 holidays. We will also see many success stories from companies that learned from their past holidays and have joined the robot revolution.   If you have not yet taken this step, now is the time to re-evaluate your ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jan 212019
More robots will become fulfillment centers’ model employees. With Amazon’s 100,000-plus robotic drive units a big part of its fulfillment-center secret sauce, rivals are eager to employ their own robots to help fulfill growing online orders faster. Tompkins Robotics, for example, has introduced its own t-Sort robotic drive units that can sort individual items to ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jan 202019
The 2019 National Retail Federation Big Show included panels on a myriad of topics including supply chain optimization, direct-to-consumer brands and leadership diversity. But, the topic that permeated discussions regardless of subject matter was technology.  Read more
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jan 182019
Going into the new year, we expect to see many reports discussing problems faced during the 2018 holidays. We also will see many success stories from companies that learned from past holidays and have joined the robot revolution.  If you have not yet taken this step, now is the time to re-evaluate your operations to understand ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jan 072019
t-Sort is the first portable, automated material handling sortation system; creating a paradigm shift in how the distribution function of order fulfillment is accomplished. Read more
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Dec 312018
The Innovation Lab at NRF 2019 will showcase top technologies helping retailers deliver seamless customer convenience and thoughtful experiences. It will take an in-depth look at how these technologies, deployed across the shopping journey, are driving increased conversion and cost-saving efficiencies. Find out more
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
13 - 15
January
Home Delivery World has been dedicated to driving the evolution of eCommerce logistics by bringing shippers and solution providers together under one roof for the past 7 years. It is the most comprehensive event in the country that covers the entire delivery cycle from warehousing to the customer's doorstep. 2,500+ retailers, grocers and logistics providers will gather to discuss evolutions in the last mile & supply chain and we look forward to seeing you there!
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
03 - 05
April
Each year the National Retail Federation (NRF) publishes the shrinkage realized within the all aspects of the retail industry.  With shrink consistently hovering around 1.4%, tightening margins require that retailers become more creative to sell enough goods to cover this loss.  When you apply this percentage against the industry revenue, what appears to be a ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Oct 242018
Dr. Ted Stank, executive director of University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute, recently facilitated a panel on supply chain megatrends. The biannual forum draws the top supply chain leaders from companies such as IBM, Cummins, Kimberly-Clark, Procter & Gamble and FedEx. Speaking on a panel with supply chain executives from Kimberly Clark and FedEx, ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jul 242018
At least three Central Florida companies are warning that 25 percent tariffs on Chinese equipment and parts set to kick in Friday will make it harder for them to do business. Tompkins Robotics in Orlando, an e-commerce supply chain automation company,estimates it would take 18 months to set up factories in the U.S. to produce ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jul 062018
Tompkins Robotics has joined forces with Lab Z to introduce the world’s first, portable automated sortation system, named t-Sort. Tompkins Robotics, combined with TWES, will help further evolve supply chain logistics automation, improving the efficiency of logistics operations. t-Sort is a means of automated order fulfillment for units to complete an order, and parcel shipping ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jul 022018
How does Robotic automation overcome the perception that it only eliminates jobs? In the past evaluating automation was typically about the Return On Investment (ROI), but more and more companies are considering automation because they are not able to staff their current manual operations. Projects that most often focused on cost reduction are increasingly focused ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jun 262018
The technology situation for robotics has greatly improved in the past five to 10 years. This has created more widespread availability of good quality, low cost sensors (e.g., depth cameras, GPUs, etc.) that can be used in automation and robotics solutions. Tremendous growth in the commercialization of robotic arms, industrial and more recently collaborative versions, ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jun 132018
Over the past decade, businesses have accumulated a sea of data on their operations, customers, and business practices. Businesses have attempted to consume this data to drive effective business solutions with limited success. We are at the precipice where solutions seamlessly consume traditional data and merge it with unstructured data to cohesively drive business planning ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jun 122018
When we think about automation and robotics we most often associate such solutions with manufacturing. Rapid growth in e-commerce, however, has created a greater need for automated material handling solutions in warehouse and distribution centers. Read more
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jun 122018
Items and/or parcels are inducted onto the t-Sort robots. The entire system is portable and flexible to grow or subtract in minutes. Robots take the shortest route to each order. Compact design allows hundreds to thousands of destination locations open at all times in a fraction of the floor space. t-Sort robot system utilizes redundancy ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jun 112018
Items and/or parcels are inducted onto the t-Sort robots. The entire system is portable and flexible to grow or subtract in minutes. Robots take the shortest route to each order. Compact design allows hundreds to thousands of destination locations open at all times in a fraction of the floor space. t-Sort robot system utilizes redundancy ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jun 112018
Increased visibility across the supply chain is a growing demand from businesses and customers alike.  Businesses need to rapidly detect and react to supply chain disruptions to meet service levels, customers want real time knowledge of order status.  This demand for visibility is also penetrating the walls of the warehouse.  A connected environment and emerging ...
Rick Kaminska
Rick Kaminska
Jun 052018
To satisfy customers, businesses need an operations strategy which stays in front of ever-changing consumer expectations. The key to an operations strategy is combining fulfillment and distribution into an integrated flow requiring more advanced capabilities in greater numbers of facilities. Fortunately, developments in robotics are providing opportunities to automate economically throughout the network. Picking solutions ...
Mike Futch
Mike Futch
May 222018
An increasing number of companies are struggling to find quality people to fill positions in their warehouse operations. This issue is not limited to a particular region of the country or industry, but is widespread throughout the supply chain world. Forward thinking leaders are making changes in both how they recruit employees and how they ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
May 152018
This is no longer your father’s materials handling industry. Leading suppliers are developing a culture of innovation, leading to new solutions for new challenges. Read more
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
May 152018
Technologies that were previously considered futuristic, overly complex, and unable to be financially justified are becoming mainstream. This is no longer “emerging technology”, it is here, it works, and is now being implemented, changing the supply chain. Warehouses, distribution centers, and fulfillment centers (DC/FC) are accelerating their adoption of newer technology solutions. It is time ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
May 082018
One of the biggest ongoing challenges in consumer goods material handling is how to accommodate the rise of ecommerce. Many product manufacturers are opting to handle fulfillment in house and need to augment their typical pallet-load unitizing operations with automated small-parcel management. Since this is a relatively new area of operations, many plant and packaging ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
May 012018
Day 3 at MODEX set our sights on 2018 and beyond – the future of supply chain is now. Watch the video
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Apr 122018
Raleigh, NC – Tompkins Robotics, a division of Tompkins International, and RightHand Robotics, a leader in robotic piece-picking solutions, announced today a collaboration that will combine the world’s first portable, automated sortation system, t-Sort, with RightPick, robotic piece-picking systems, providing unmatched flexibility and throughput for eCommerce and omni-channel fulfillment. “The response from customers visiting our ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Apr 102018
Longer onboarding and training, rising benefit and compensation rates, and shortages in labor are driving more and more warehousing, distribution and fulfillment facilities to invest in automated solutions for operations. As the technologies improve and the applications become wider and more flexible, robotics are being adopted by a greater number of warehouse operations throughout the ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Apr 102018
Tompkins Robotics, a Raleigh, N.C.-based division of Tompkins International, partnered with SI Systems, Easton, Pa., to create faster, space-optimized, ''no-pick-labor-required'' solutions designed for the emerging uni-channel fulfillment ecosystem. Tompkins Robotics’ t-Sort robots combined with SI Systems’ broadest portfolio of Robotic A-Frame dispensing technologies creates optimized order flow. Read more
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Apr 092018
Measuring 15 inches wide, the t-Sort robotic sortation system from Tompkins is ideal for unit and parcel sortation. Each robot performs similarly to a tilt-tray or crossbelt sorter, but without a track, navigating in any direction instead. Easily programmed to meet unit and parcel sorting needs, the robots travel to any divert and induction station ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Mar 222018
t-Sort is the world’s first, portable automated sortation system providing unmatched flexibility and throughput. Our design can accomplish volumes ranging from millions of units a day to a small operation in the backroom of a supercenter or mall anchor store, at lower capital and greater performance than the systems on the market today. More info: ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Mar 092018
To satisfy customers, businesses need an operations strategy which stays in front of ever-changing consumer expectations. The key to an operations strategy is combining fulfillment and distribution into an integrated flow requiring more advanced capabilities in greater numbers of facilities. Fortunately, developments in robotics are providing opportunities to automate economically throughout the network. Picking solutions ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Feb 022018
This new and innovative robotic technology will help build world-class supply chains, providing unmatched flexibility and throughput. Raleigh, NC – Tompkins Robotics, a division of Tompkins International, has just released a new video sharing the innovation behind t-Sort. Watch this video as it explains Tompkins Robotics and the benefits it provides. Tompkins Robotics has partnered ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Jan 252018
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has started, warehouse robotics is raging in the logistics arena. Amazon’s acquisition of Kiva, the company regarded by many as being the first to introduce warehouse robotics, left a void that is continually being filled by new, exciting, and emerging technologies. The distribution industry has become more accepting of this technological ...
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Nov 282017
Customer expectations are changing as new sales outlets are being used. With the application of social media, omni-channel and e-commerce customers now have more price options, selections, delivery methods and shopping experiences. The ability of a business to keep the customer satisfied greatly depends on fulfillment capabilities. Read More
Mike Futch
Mike Futch
Oct 182017
Big Data, Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, the Amazon Effect—no matter what your business is up against, it’s probably safe to say your warehousing and distribution operations do not look like they did five years ago. Read More
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff
Oct 112017