Dr JamesA. Tompkins, PhD.
Chairman of Tomkins Ventures
Dr. James A. Tompkins, Ph.D. is an international authority on designing and implementing end-to-end supply chains. He is a serial entrepreneur who has started several businesses; worked with private equity; designed many industrial facilities and automated materials handling systems; implemented many supply chain information technology solutions, and worked to enhance the performance of many 3PLs and 3PL clients. Dr. Tompkins is an advisor to Sellside Group, LLC.
Jim is widely viewed as a thought leader in the supply chain, logistics and material handling industries and one of the most influential spokespersons of the last three decades. His leadership, innovation and creativity through his speeches, books, videos, articles, blogs and podcasts have made him the voice of advancement as the field has evolved from material handling to distribution to logistics and now to supply chain. As the founder and chairman of both Tompkins Ventures and Tompkins International, his focus over the last several years has been in the areas of digital commerce, Unichannel and supply chain reinvention, and helping companies connect supply chain processes with the customer journey to increase long-term profitable growth. Jim coined the phrase “Sell Everywhere,” which is the strategy of selling through a wide range of online and offline channels where consumers shop, buy and enjoy products, offering a seamless, end-to-end customer experience.