In addition to working with collaborative arms such as those from Universal Robots, the company has implemented applications with Tompkins Robotics (and its t-Sort system), as well as integration with other automated storage and retrieval systems, such as those from OPEX>.
Today, the rise in e-commerce is affecting businesses across all markets and ushering in an era of rapid service delivery. One of the industries that is extensively influenced by the surge in e-commerce is healthcare. Consequently, with the healthcare industry spending billions on e-commerce and web services annually, smart sellers of healthcare products that provide digitally oriented purchasing experiences are performing better than the ones that do not. Therefore, in order to keep up with the growing influence of e-commerce, healthcare product companies are looking for an answer to their supply chain-related challenges. Delivering a solution that resolves the security, time-sensitivity, and compliance tracking in a healthcare product business’ supply chain, MonarchFx, a North Carolina-based logistics company, is assisting organizations to reinvent typical healthcare product purchasing.“MonarchFx ecosystem integrates the offline, online, and logistics data across a single unified supply chain to assist healthcare companies to fulfill their organization-specific needs to safely and securely deliver in two days or less” says Benjamin Patipa, MD, Vice President of healthcare strategy at MonarchFx.
Raleigh, NC - NexusFx, a Tompkins International company, is proud to announce Mudit Rawat as Chief Strategy Officer. NexusFx empowers consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands to build and manage direct-to-consumer (D2C) experiences, engagements and sales through its technology, marketing and services platform. The NexusFx digital toolset also enables brands to access and utilize critical first-party data, assisting them in making real-time decisions.
Raleigh, NC - NexusFx, a Tompkins International company, is proud to announce Stephen Tallevi as Chief Commercial Officer. NexusFx empowers consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands to build and manage direct-to-consumer (D2C) experiences, engagements and sales through its technology, marketing and services platform. The NexusFx digital toolset also enables brands to access and utilize critical first-party data, assisting them in making real-time decisions.
Yet it is what Amazon is doing to get products from the manufacturer to its distribution centers -- the so-called first mile of its e-commerce ecosystem -- that could completely tip the scales against Walmart, Target, or any other retailer ever hoping to catch up to it, let alone surpass it.
Last month, USA Today reported that Amazon Logistics' Beijing Century Joyo Courier Service has delivered over 5,300 shipping containers from overseas in the past year. It said that customers can use Amazon's service to ship goods across the Pacific to arrive at a U.S. port, or they can sign up for full end-to-end package delivery and have their goods brought to Amazon's distribution centers, and ultimately right to the customer.
SAN FRANCISCO — Quietly and below the radar, Amazon has been ramping up its ocean shipping service, sending close to 4.7 million cartons of consumers goods from China to the United States over the past year, records show.
Raleigh, NC - Tompkins Robotics, a Tompkins International company, introduces t-Sort Plus. t-Sort Plus is a new product offering in the t-Sort unit and parcel sortation system suite. The t-Sort system is an innovative robotic material handling system and has applications for both unit and parcel sortation. This revolutionary and innovative automated sortation system consists of autonomous robots. The technology is solving distribution and order fulfillment problems of leading retailers as they adapt to the realities of unichannel customer demands with unmatched flexibility and throughput.
Raleigh, NC - MonarchFx, a Tompkins International company, is proud to announce Chris Talley as Vice President of Product Development and Deployment. Talley will join our team to assist with the development, procurement, integration, implementation, enhancement, and maintenance of a suite of integrated, best-of-breed applications designed to deliver rapid value and a competitive advantage for MonarchFx sellers.
The move is NFI's latest effort to grow its geographic footprint and product portfolio, following its acquisition of freight broker United Express in 2016 and its purchase in 2017 of port logistics provider California Cartage Co. and Canadian 3PL Dominion Warehousing & Distribution. And in 2018, NFI joined the MonarchFx alliance, a consortium of logistics providers organized by supply chain consulting firm Tompkins International as a bid to capture a share of the e-commerce fulfillment market.
Gene Tyndall, exec VP at Tompkins International and now running the company's interesting MonarchFx efulfillment network. He has offered predictions each year since I started doing this in 2008.
Let's give Gene credit for starting off by reviewing his top three predictions for 2018Read More
Raleigh, NC – Tompkins Robotics’ t-Sort system has been selected by Modern Materials Handling, Material Handling Product News and Material Handling 24/7 as a winner of their fourth-annual Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Awards. t-Sort was the winning product in the category of conveyors and sortation. Tompkins Robotics is a business unit of Tompkins International.
Raleigh, NC – MonarchFx, a business unit of Tompkins International, has just released its newest video, Initial Results with MonarchFx. This is the second video of the series, Get to know MonarchFx, the first video of the series discusses MonarchFx’s benefits for retailers, brands, and consumers. View the second creative, clever, animated video that explains the sales performance benefits when using the MonarchFx distributed logistics ecosystem.
Raleigh, NC – MonarchFx, a business unit of Tompkins International, partners with Vanguard Software. Vanguard Software is an internationally recognized leader of supply chain planning software solutions.
Raleigh, NC – MonarchFx, a business unit of Tompkins International, a nationwide alliance of best-in-class providers focused on delivering integration, cost efficiency and high service fulfillment solutions for brands and retailers through distributed logistics, announces our newest client, Twila True Collaborations.
Raleigh, NC – Tompkins International has been recognized as a top leader in the consulting industry by ALM Intelligence Consulting division, previously known as Kennedy Consulting. Tompkins International was selected due to the ability to create impact for clients and overall logistics consulting capabilities.
Raleigh, NC – ALM Intelligence Consulting division, previously known as Kennedy Consulting, has released its 2018 ratings of logistics consulting providers, naming Tompkins International as one of the top six leaders in the consulting industry.
Going into the new year, we expect to see many reports discussing problems faced during the 2018 holidays. We also will see many success stories from companies that learned from past holidays and have joined the robot revolution.
If you have not yet taken this step, now is the time to re-evaluate your operations to understand what must be done to be successful in 2019. Any future strategy must consider alternatives that improve efﬁciency in space and labor, while providing the scalability and ﬂexibility to adapt to unexpected business changes.
Raleigh, NC - MonarchFx, a business unit of Tompkins International, continues to grow. As we continue to open more distributed logistics facilities, we have added to our operations leadership team. The team over sees all facilities operation systems. The team determines all product handling and storage requirements through developing, implementing, enforcing, and evaluating policies and procedures. Some of these processes include receiving product, equipment utilization, inventory management, and order fulfillment.
Raleigh, NC - MonarchFx, a business unit of Tompkins International, continues to grow. As we continue to open more distributed logistics facilities, we have added to our operations leadership team. The team oversees all facilities operation systems. The team determines all product handling and storage requirements through developing, implementing, enforcing, and evaluating policies and procedures. Some of these processes include receiving product, equipment utilization, inventory management, and order fulfillment.
Logistics service provider MonarchFx is getting into the toy business, announcing today that it will distribute LEGO building blocks for its client ToyHouse LLC, just in time for the holiday season.
Raleigh, NC - MonarchFx, a nationwide alliance of best-in-class providers focused on delivering integration, cost efficiency, and high service fulfillment solutions for brands and retailers through distributed logistics, announces our newest client, ToyHouse LLC.
Raleigh, NC - MonarchFx, a business unit of Tompkins International, is proud to announce the appointment of Matthew Sinn, Vice President of our food and beverage sector. Sinn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to MonarchFx after leading channel and logistics strategies for major brands. Few industries are experiencing more disruption than grocer’s and food producers. Sinn’s core focus will be helping companies realize the benefits of direct to consumer, leveraging the MonarchFx ecosystem to help companies build customer-centric fulfillment systems. “Matt’s expertise will add even more strength to our food and beverage team,” stated Jim Tompkins, CEO of MonarchFx
The e-commerce grocery sector has attracted a rising tide of investment in recent months, including retail giant Amazon.com Inc.'s $13.7 billion purchase of the Whole Foods Market grocery chain, the logistics service provider MonarchFx's launch of a food and beverage division, and system integrator Knapp's partnership with Boston-area e-grocery startupTakeoff Technologies.
Stephen Bullard joins the MonarchFx Product Development and Deployment team.
Jeffrey Godwin was named senior vice president of product development and deployment, charged with overseeing the development, procurement, integration, implementation, enhancement and maintenance of a suite of integrated, best-of-breed applications. Godwin maintains 20-plus years of supply chain management, distribution and transportation experience. Previously, he was executive vice president for MercuryGate International; director of business management for Kuehne + Nagel Integrated Logistics; and director of distribution at Dayton Superior Corp. Godwin also maintains more than 10 years of experience in management consulting with various firms, including PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Tompkins International.
Raleigh, NC - MonarchFx, a business unit of Tompkins International, is proud to announce Jeffrey Godwin as our Senior Vice President of Product Development and Deployment. Godwin will oversee the development, procurement, integration, implementation, enhancement, and maintenance of a suite of integrated, best-of-breed applications designed to deliver rapid value and competitive advantage to MonarchFx sellers.
Raleigh, NC – Benjamin Patipa, MD., Vice President of Healthcare Strategy for MonarchFx, has just recorded a new video The Healthcare Logistics Solution. Patipa explains why the healthcare product supply business as we know it has changed forever, why sellers must switch to a single unified supply chain, and MonarchFx’s healthcare logistics solution.
T-Sort, a portable automated sortation system providing unmatched flexibility and throughput. The design can accomplish volumes ranging from millions of units a day to a small operation in the backroom of a supercenter or mall anchor store, at lower capital and greater performance than the systems on the market today.
As factories and distribution centers become increasingly automated, the workers who remain will be those who are trained to best troubleshoot when problems arise—and when needed, deliver the extra human touch to enhance the end-customer’s experience.
David Lengacher, Head of Data Science at MonarchFx, predicts data science as a whole will have a disruptive impact on supply chains. How will this transform the supply chain management process across the firms? How will digitalization of supply chain impact the firms and customers? If we start looking for the answers, the wishful impacts of "connected supply chain" look bold yet believable.
New physician leadership to head MonarchFh, a sector of MonarchFx.
Raleigh, NC - MonarchFx, a business unit of Tompkins International, is proud to announce the launch of our healthcare division, MonarchFh, under the leadership of Benjamin Patipa, MD., newly appointed Vice President of Healthcare Strategy.
Raleigh, NC - Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International and MonarchFx, supply chain and retail operations strategy expert, has just released his newest thought leadership video Don’t Feed the Bears: Creating Competitive Advantage with Innovation and Disruption. Tompkins’ continues to shape and grow the supply chain industry through innovative ideas, insight, and intelligence.
Raleigh, NC - Read MonarchFx’s newest whitepaper Achieving Revenue Gains from Distributed Logistics. The paper was written by a panel of experts including Gene Tyndall the President of MonarchFx, Stephen Timme the President of Finlistics Solutions, and Alex Baker the Vice President of MonarchFx. Together their knowledge brings to light the importance of inventory location creating a competitive advantage for retailers and brands.
MonarchFx has launched food and beverage sector expertise with Keith Goldsmith as senior vice-president to lead it. He joins MonarchFx after leadership roles as group CIO and senior vice-president, Americas, for CEVA Logistics and more recently, executive vice-president and chief commercial officer for Americold Logistics.
Having been a contributor to many SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats) analyses for e-commerce service providers, retailers and even CPG manufacturers, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve warned all who would listen that fulfillment automation (or the lack thereof) will be a significant threat to their online business in the future.
Today I’m going even further to state that this threat has now evolved into what I’m coining as simply ‘The Automated Local Fulfillment Imperative.’
Although supply chain management has been slow to the game, advances in data science are now quickly changing the way supply chains are managed. With free and powerful tools like Python and R now routinely being used to solve some of the most complex business problems, as evidenced on the data science competition site Kaggle.com, the days when you could develop deep insights and competitive advantage using spreadsheet models are long gone.
MonarchFx, a Tompkins International company, partners with PowerHouse Consulting, an internationally recognized professional consulting firm specializing in all aspects of call centers and telecommunications.
MonarchFx, a Tompkins International company, partners with Piedmont National, providing expert packaging solutions to create unique and innovative solutions that are streamlined, cost efficient, and tailored to your needs.
Measuring 15 inches wide, the t-Sort robotic sortation system from Tompkins is ideal for unit and parcel sortation.
Each robot performs similarly to a tilt-tray or crossbelt sorter, but without a track, navigating in any direction instead. Easily programmed to meet unit and parcel sorting needs, the robots travel to any divert and induction station autonomously along the shortest path.
Logistics service provider MonarchFx said today it had chosen a California location for the first in a series of distribution centers it plans to build around the country, and would construct the facility through a partnership with third-party logistics provider (3PL) NFI Industries.
Dr. Jim Tompkins has certainly been among the most impactful figures in logistics and supply chain over the last now almost 40 years. His firm – originally Tompkins Associates, now Tompkins International – was more responsible than anyone for helping to create the market for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) in the late 1980s through the 1990s.
That was a long time ago – but Jim is hardly done innovating.
A New Collaborative Business Model for eCommerce Logistics.
The First Rapid Deployment MonarchFx Center Located In Chino, California
Logistics service provider MonarchFx said Tuesday that it has added the third-party logistics provider (3PL) DHL Supply Chain and the supply chain software provider Softeon as partners. The company has also received outside funding to build five automated DCs in time to start shipping products for e-commerce clients for the 2018 holiday peak season.
MonarchFx has received funding to complete five Rapid Deployment MonarchFx Centers.
Customer expectations are changing as new sales outlets are being used. With the application of social media, omni-channel and e-commerce customers now have more price options, selections, delivery methods and shopping experiences. The ability of a business to keep the customer satisfied greatly depends on fulfillment capabilities.
Flow Retail Planning creates a seamless experience to-and-through each stage of the supply chain ensuring that the entire retail channel is a natural extension of the brand. Retailers working with their stakeholder partners can accelerate and optimize the entire customer journey by linking their IT solutions and by automating sales, marketing, and fulfillment processes. Thus, resulting in higher revenue, faster velocity between each process, and higher efficiency due to reduction in complexity, on both the demand and the supply sides of the supply chain. Retailers need to create an edge over their competition and the “Flow” process provides the platform through definition and mapping of each stage of the end-to-end processes. Flow Planning identifies each of the touch point’s retailers and their strategic partners utilize throughout the “end-to-end process” or from “design-to-delivery” to expand their business, layer on new opportunities, and partners, and ultimately optimize sales.
This paper addresses how “Flow Planning” works, how it changes the operations of retail in the digital age and how new and/or revised practices such as each picking are required best practices for order fulfillment.
Herman brings over 30 years of experience as a sales and marketing executive
Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO, MonarchFx is pleased to announce James Herman has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Business Development, MonarchFx.
As the world continues to move online, how we shop for our groceries also is changing.
Already two years ago, online grocery shopping studies found that one-third of primary grocery shoppers had bought groceries online within the past year, and that this trend was extending across all age groups. Brick Meets Click, a retail consultancy, surveyed U.S. consumers and reported that 1 in 5 of these shoppers was now an active user of online grocery services, and that these shoppers spend an average of 16 percent of their weekly grocery dollars online.