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Jim Tompkins
Tompkins Associates

Jim Tompkins is the president and CEO of Tompkins Associates, the leader in global supply chain services and strategies. For more than 30 years, his practical expertise and leadership have helped hundreds of companies worldwide achieve Supply Chain Excellence.

Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1969, his Master of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1970 and his Ph.D. in 1972, all from Purdue University. He is the 1984 recipient of the Reed-Apple Award from the Material Handling Education Foundation, the past president of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the Material Handling and Management Society and the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education. He is a 1999 recipient of the Distinguished Engineer Award from Purdue University’s School of Engineering. Jim is also a 1999 inductee in Modern Materials Handling’s Hall of Fame and is currently serving a term on the 2007 Distribution Center Management Editorial Advisory Board.

Jim has written or contributed to more than 25 books including Bold Leadership for Organizational Acceleration, Logistics and Manufacturing Outsourcing: Harness Your Core Competencies, The Supply Chain Handbook and No Boundaries. He is also co-author of Facilities Planning, the world’s standard science text for the planning and designing of industrial facilities.

He has been quoted in business and industry magazines such as Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Fortune, Modern Materials Handling, and DC Velocity. With more than 500 published articles to his credit, Jim is a well-known, respected author in business and industry circles. He also hosts the Global Supply Chain podcast series and writes the GoGoGo! blog on supply chains, change, and leadership. Jim is also a prolific speaker, and has given more than 3,000 presentations to audiences across the world.

 

 

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