Thought Leadership


October 2018

I often get the question from sellers of online products, when selecting a fulfillment provider, how MonarchFx compares to contracting directly with a 3PL.

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Q & A with Dr. Tompkins - Part 12

Welcome to the 12th edition of Q&A with Dr. Tompkins. Please be sure to write me any of the questions you may be having with regards to your own eCommerce supply chain operations.

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Optimizing The Supply Chain Is More Than Minimizing Costs

Tompkins International has been disrupting traditional supply chain thinking for over three decades. In a recent white paper, Achieving Revenue Gains from Distributed Logistics, we again extend the thinking of the role of supply chain and the business impact on supply chain. In addition to the white paper, we wanted to discuss several other key elements that have made a major impact on the supply chain.

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When Does the Customer Have Enough Access?

The retail sector has experienced unprecedented brick and mortar consolidation over the past several years.  We are living in a time where retailers are trying to recraft their go to market strategy and redefine the competitive balance between bricks and clicks.  Many have finally come to the conclusion that these channels play off of each other and must be a part of the go forward strategy to provide the product access and service response the customer requires.

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Understand the Value of Inventory Management

As businesses look to free up working capital to respond to the current market conditions, inventory planning is often a target. With inventory being the largest capital outlay for any business, making a nominal change in strategy has implications on a large sum of dollars. These freed funds can be used to expand operations, take on strategic initiatives, and position the company for a stronger tomorrow.

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MonarchFx - The Healthcare Logistics Solution

MonarchFx - The Healthcare Logistics Solution

It is the age of rapid delivery, and it does not stop at retail. The rise of eCommerce is affecting all industries, including the business of healthcare. Dr. Benjamin Patipa, Vice President of Healthcare strategy at MonarchFx, will briefly touch on three important healthcare industry points. First, he will explain why the healthcare product supply business as we have known it has changed forever. Second, why sellers must switch to a single unified supply chain in "The New Healthcare" given the industry’s growth and increasing consumer demand for convenience and value. Finally, Patipa will touch on MonarchFx’s value proposition, why MonarchFx Healthcare - is the smarter healthcare logistics solution.

Don’t Feed the Bears

Creating Competitive Advantage with Innovation and Disruption

This video focuses on how you can use innovation and disruption to create competitive advantage. Jim has been disrupting business since the 1970’s when we used the science of Industrial Engineering to disrupt warehousing and network modeling. This has evolved to today where we use the science of the supply chain to disrupt business. Interestingly, while we have been disrupting supply chains, the digital imperative has been disrupting business.

The New Grocery: Distributed Logistics

In eight minutes, we will help you understand why the grocery business as we know it today will not exist in five years and why grocery companies must switch to uni-logistics for a new retail model.

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MonarchFx, a Business Unit of Tompkins International, Hires Another Food and Beverage Expert

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  

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