Best supply chain event of the year so far – well done.
Fantastic event. I had a great time and look forward to next year.
We enjoyed the event and thought it was time well spent. Thought the App was great.
The mobile App made the conference experience richer and the networking more efficient.
This was a great Forum. The meeting location was particularly nice.
Annual Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum
A supply chain forum for executives.
Conference Starts in:
Every year the forum starts with an opening reception, where you will be given the opportunity to connect with supply chain leaders. Also, you will have the chance to make a local connection with a night out on the town. Some of the local connecting over the years has taken place at Target Field home to the Minneapolis Twins, the Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, Broadway Street in Nashville home to Country Music, and a tour of the Miller Brewing Company in Denver.
Quality content and quality speakers make the difference at an executive forum. The Tompkins International Supply Chain Leadership Forum provides both, with relevant supply chain hot topics, enabling all attendees to share ideas and best practices on the newest supply chain technology, transportation methods, material handling options, supply chain execution, fulfillment strategies, and network optimization. This happens through panel discussions, Q&A, fireside chats, interactive sessions, and presentations given by Tompkins International’s leadership team and experts representing many industries including: Retail, Automotive, Consumer Products, 3PLs, Pharma & Health Care, and Food & Beverage.
Learn from Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International. Jim kicks off the Tompkins International Supply Chain Leadership Forum with a never before heard keynote speech that will help grow your supply chain making it more profitable and agile. Jim has been recognized for his innovative and excellence in supply chain knowledge over the years, most notably receiving the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award.
Tompkins International has been a leading supply chain consulting firm for over 35 years recently recognized by Forbes and Gartner. Tompkins International has offices throughout the United States as well as offices in Europe and Asia. We enable our clients to be more profitable and valuable, while also becoming more flexible and adaptive to the marketplace. Join us as we learn from the entire Tompkins International leadership team and supply chain industry experts.
Connecting: A1 - Data Science for the Supply Chain - David Lengacher
Sharing: B1 - Warehouse Software Case Study - Kevin Hume and JDA
Learning: C1 - S&OP and the Real Cost of Inventory - Scott Moon
Lunch - Robotics Demo
Holiday 2018 - Sandra Tompkins
TOMPKINS Talk #1*
Panel Discussion: The State of the Industry
Better Strategy Through GroupThink - Brenda Enney
with Jim Tompkins and Brenda Enney
Conccurent Session 2
Connecting: A2 - Sensorthink / TWES - Rick Kaminska
Sharing: B2 - Transportation Cost Reduction - Brewster Smith and Daniel Sears
Learning: C2 - DC MH Technology on the Forefront - Kelly Reed and Tony Del Cid
Technology's Role in Today's Supply Chain - Kevin Hume
TOMPKINS Talk #2*
Break and Networking Time
Reception and Dinner
Leave for Tobacco Road
Adjourn for the Evening
* A Ted-style talk, with a supply chain spin
Day 2 Kickoff
TOMPKINS Talk #3*
Conccurent Session 3
Connecting: A3 - Common Sense Network Desgin - Dale Pickett
Sharing: B3 - MonarchFx - Lessons Learned and Path Forward - Alex Baker
Learning: C3 - Maximizing Benefits of Returns - Chris Ferrell
Globalization 2.0: New Retail - Michael Zakkour
12:00PM - 2:30PM
Buses Start Leaving for the Airport
* A Ted-style talk, with a supply chain spin
Well known industry leaders
Vice President of North America, Alibaba Group
Lee McCabe is Vice President of North America at Alibaba Group. As head of the company’s North American initiatives, McCabe works closely with all verticals to set the course for how to best utilize Alibaba Group’s ecosystem of brands and services. An expert on the Chinese consumer and ecommerce, McCabe helps U.S. companies understand and maximize the massive opportunity in the Chinese market.
CEO, Tompkins International
Dr. James A. Tompkins is an international authority on designing and implementing end-to-end
supply chains. His focus over the last several years has been in the areas of eCommerce, Omnichannel
and supply chain transformations as a result of digital disruptions. As the founder and CEO of
Tompkins International, he provides leadership for Tompkins global consulting and implementation
business and stresses the requirement for Strategy before Structure and Structure before Implementation.
Executive Director of Learning and Development, JB Training Solutions
Buddy Bush is an inspirational facilitator and keynote speaker who is dedicated to enhancing the work of individual contributors and inspiring better team dynamics. With a diverse management background spanning corporate real-estate to work/life benefits, Buddy brings energy, enthusiasm and a real-world approach to each engagement. Buddy has collected stories from a wide range of clients including Harvard, PepsiCo, Digitas LBi, Abbott Laboratories, and PVH Corp. She applies her passion for business through a blend of tactical insights and memorable levity—because if people are laughing, they are listening. Buddy holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
President, Smart Workforce Strategies
Dr. David DeLong is president of Smart Workforce Strategies, a consulting firm that helps organizations improve performance by solving problems created by changing workforce demographics and risks of knowledge loss. He is also a research fellow at the MIT AgeLab and has been an adjunct professor at Babson College.
See David talk about his presentation "Why We Can't Go Back To The Moon" at the Tompkins SCLF and how to build a sustainable workforce in the Supply Chain.
Professional Speaker, Entrepeneur, Activator
With over a decade of experience in speaking to groups of various sizes, Jeff Tippett knows audiences.
Always laser-focused on getting results, he captures the audience’s attention, provides relevant content,
and entertains them as they learn ways to improve their performance. His drive, passion, and enthusiasm
consistently motivate attendees to implement the strategies he teaches.
Must be a previous/current client of Tompkins International to qualify(Pending Confirmation)