Tompkins International Thought Leadership On How To Achieve Supply Chain Success During These Uncertain Times

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Learn from Jim Tompkins’ newest video.

Raleigh, NC - Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, supply chain and new retail strategy expert, has just released his newest thought leadership video Anti-Brittle: Succeeding and Flourishing in these Uncertain and Volatile Times. 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. This comes as result of the digital era, the disruption cycle, the global economy, the new retail, and technology innovations, to name a few.

Organizations need to learn how to succeed and flourish in these uncertain and volatile times. Tompkins explains this happens through organizations having the ability to quickly and efficiently reconfigure strategies, structures and solutions. He further discusses how to achieve success, profitability and growth, while embracing uncertainty.

“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. The key to success is to be flexible, modular, portable, agile, and available on demand, while operating efficiently over a wide range of requirements,” states Jim Tompkins.

About Tompkins International

Tompkins International is a supply chain consulting and implementation firm that maximizes supply chain performance and value creation. It enables 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-BUY-MAKE-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.