Anti-Brittle: Succeeding and Flourishing in these Uncertain and Volatile Times

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Tompkins Robotics Staff
Tompkins Robotics Staff

We are excited to share with you the latest video from Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, supply chain and new retail strategy expert. Anti-Brittle: Succeeding and Flourishing in these Uncertain and Volatile Times focuses on the level of uncertainty and volatility organizations are facing today as a result of the digital era, disruption cycle, commerce, new retail, and technology innovations such as data science and robotics, to name a few. Tompkins’ continues to shape and grow the supply chain industry through innovative ideas, insight and reinvention.

This video focuses on the level of uncertainty and volatility organizations are experiencing today. Surviving and thriving in today’s environment requires a flexible but unbreakable approach. That is why, as Tompkins explains, your supply chain must operate as a living system, capable of adapting and constantly evolving to provide a series of options pertaining to what is happening at any given moment. Further, he explains this happens through organizations having the ability to quickly and efficiently reconfigure strategies, structures and solutions; concluding with how to achieve success, profitability and growth, while embracing uncertainty.

Organizations need to learn how to succeed and flourish in these uncertain and volatile times. The uncertain and volatile times of today demand the deployment of anti-brittle, no regrets solutions that allows for the intelligent movement across options to provide solutions applicable to the requirements of the day.

We hope you will take a few minutes to watch this video and learn how to build an anti-brittle supply chain to achieve long-term profitability, growth and success. Tompkins International has multiple business units that enable clients to become anti-brittle throughout their supply chain. Our supply chain consultants can help your supply chain become more agile, flexible and adaptive to the marketplace through the use of our Mega Processes of supply chains (PLAN-BUY-MAKE-MOVE-DISTRIBUTE-SELL). The material handling integration solutions team support our clients with effective and efficient systems within distribution and fulfillment centers that are essential to every businesses’ profitability. MonarchFx can provide a series of scalable options to meet your evolving needs through our distributed logistics model; NexusFx can help your direct-to-consumer strategy adapt to ever-changing customer expectations; SensorThink’s innovative digital platform can help you navigate IoT uncertainties; and lastly, Tompkins Robotics has the first portable, automated unit and parcel sortation system that is available to the market.

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In response to COVID-19 and limiting travel, Tompkins Robotics is now offering interactive virtual tours using a variety of stationary and roaming cameras throughout the facility.  We have the capability to demonstrate five t-Sort systems with various configurations, robots and functionalities.  The main demonstration system includes three different induction types: manual, robotic and A-frame.  Our systems are capable of e-commerce order fulfillment, store replenishment, backroom and parcel / postal sortation.  We can demonstrate the original t-Sort robotic system in multiple dual level configurations and an elevator system to move robots between the levels.  Our larger t-Sort Plus robots run on single level systems with both tilt tray and crossbelt options.  In the very near future we will demonstrate the new t-Sort Mini in an additional system. We have a wide variety of inventory to demonstrate products including general merchandise, apparel, grocery, fragile goods, odd sizes and shapes and a wide range of product weights.  You will also have a chance to learn about the technologies that are integrated into our system such as automated induction, automated charging, integrated weight and dimension capture, our proprietary wireless network and Warehouse Execution System (WES), new innovations such as our automated sorter exit solution and more.  And if mobility and flexibility are important to you, we can demonstrate how easy it is to reconfigure a system, remove or add a sort table, and even fold a table into a smaller footprint for move or transport.