Tompkins International Names Mike Futch Executive Vice President

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Tompkins International is pleased to announce Mike Futch recently being named Executive Vice President, Tompkins International, making him a part of the Senior Executive Team. Futch has been with Tompkins International for 25 years helping lead the supply chain consulting group.

Mike is a proven and successful leader in Logistics and Supply Chain Consulting for a variety of clients and industries. He has achieved significant results over the course of an extensive career for clients that have led to bottom line savings, higher levels of performance, and enhanced service levels across the supply chain and an increase in overall shareholder value. Responsibilities have spanned project execution positions at all levels of engagements including sales, account management, and project management. Areas of expertise include due diligence, network strategy, transportation, DC retrofit design and Greenfield DC development, and implementation. Mike has directed numerous projects from feasibility through start-up for retail, consumer products, and wholesale distribution clients. Some of these clients include Abbott Labs, Advance Auto Parts, Coty, Ford, Gap, Hershey, Ingram Book, Kraft, Levi Strauss, Lipton, Merck, Phillip Morris, Polo Ralph Lauren, Revlon, Tailored Brands, Teva Pharmaceutical, TJX Companies, and many others in different industries. The total list of clients he has served is over 200.

In this new position, Mike will be leading the design and deployment of Tompkins Robotics. Tompkins Robotics is a new product offering by Tompkins International. Tompkins Robotics has joined forces with Lab Z to introduce an innovative material handling sortation system named, t-Sort. Together the two companies will bring this robotic technology to North America for the first time, helping to build world-class supply chains, providing unmatched flexibility and throughput.

“Mike Futch has been a key part of our success and we are thrilled to have him leading the way for Tompkins Robotics. His passion and knowledge will bring us even further success,” said Denny McKnight, President, Tompkins International.

Prior to joining Tompkins International, Mike worked for Deloitte Consulting, Garr Consulting, and the United States Air Force. He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University.

About Tompkins International:
A supply chain consulting and implementation firm that maximizes supply chain performance and value creation. We enable clients to be more profitable and valuable, while also becoming more agile, flexible, and adaptive to the marketplace. Tompkins collaborates with client teams to develop improved operations strategies, supply chain planning, and execution across all the Mega Processes of supply chains (PLAN-BUYMAKE-MOVE-DISTRIBUTE-SELL). Tompkins is headquartered in Raleigh, NC and has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit:

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.