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MonarchFx Announces ToyHouse LLC as its Newest Seller Client
Mon November 19, 2018

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.  

MonarchFx, a Business Unit of Tompkins International, Hires Another Food and Beverage Expert
Thu November 08, 2018

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  

Kroger advances plan to partner with Ocado on e-grocery DCs
Fri November 02, 2018

The e-commerce grocery sector has attracted a rising tide of investment in recent months, including retail giant 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.

MonarchFx, a Business Unit of Tompkins International, Hires Another Expert in Product Development and Deployment
Mon October 29, 2018

Stephen Bullard joins the MonarchFx Product Development and Deployment team.

Jeffrey Godwin was named senior vice president of product development and deployment
Fri October 12, 2018

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.

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MonarchFx, a Business Unit of Tompkins International, Hires an Expert in Product Development and Deployment
Mon October 08, 2018

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.

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MonarchFx, a Business Unit of Tompkins International, Releases a New Healthcare Video
Wed September 26, 2018

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.

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Tompkins Robotics / T-Sort, A Portable Automated Sortation System Providing Unmatched Flexibility And Throughput
Wed September 19, 2018

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.

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Training for Emerging Factory Technologies
Fri September 14, 2018

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.

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3D Printing & Supply Chain Disruption
Mon September 10, 2018

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.

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MonarchFx, a Business Unit of Tompkins International, Expands into the Healthcare Industry
Thu August 30, 2018

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.

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Tompkins International Teaches You How to Create Competitive Advantage with Innovation and Disruption
Fri August 17, 2018

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.

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Achieving Revenue Gains From Distributed Logistics
Wed August 08, 2018

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.

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Who’s on the move
Mon July 09, 2018

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.

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The Automated Local Fulfillment Imperative
Fri June 08, 2018

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.’

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NextGen Supply Chain: Data Science Comes to the Supply Chain
Wed May 23, 2018

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, the days when you could develop deep insights and competitive advantage using spreadsheet models are long gone.

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MonarchFx, a Tompkins International Company, Partners with PowerHouse Consulting
Fri April 20, 2018

MonarchFx, a Tompkins International company, partners with PowerHouse Consulting, an internationally recognized professional consulting firm specializing in all aspects of call centers and telecommunications.

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MonarchFx, a Tompkins International Company, Partners with Piedmont National
Mon April 09, 2018

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.

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t-Sort Robotic Sortation System
Thu March 22, 2018

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.

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MonarchFx partners with NFI to build first DC
Mon March 12, 2018

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.

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MonarchFx Names Jeff Ashcroft Vice President of Business Development
Tue March 06, 2018

Raleigh, NC - Jim Tompkins, CEO of MonarchFx and Tompkins International, is pleased to announce Jeff Ashcroft has been appointed as Vice President of Business Development for MonarchFx.

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Supply Chain Comment: Trip Report - Tompkins Emerging Technology Center
Thu February 22, 2018

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.

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MonarchFx Names Alexander Baker Vice President and General Manager
Mon January 29, 2018

Raleigh, NC - Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International and MonarchFx, is pleased to announce that Alexander Baker has been appointed as Vice President and General Manager of MonarchFx.

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Get to Know MonarchFx
Wed January 17, 2018

A New Collaborative Business Model for eCommerce Logistics.

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MonarchFx, A Division Of Tompkins International, Partners With NFI
Mon January 08, 2018

The First Rapid Deployment MonarchFx Center Located In Chino, California

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MonarchFx adds DHL Supply Chain, Softeon as partners
Wed November 15, 2017

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.

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MonarchFx A Division Of Tompkins International Has Received Full Funding
Tue November 14, 2017

MonarchFx has received funding to complete five Rapid Deployment MonarchFx Centers.

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Rise of the Warehouse Robots
Wed October 18, 2017

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.

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Retail Operations in the Digital Age

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.

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MonarchFx Names James Herman Senior Vice President, Business Development

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.

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Are Grocers Ready for Multichannel Fulfillment?

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.

Food Fight: Discovering Eight Truths of the New Era of Retail
The acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon is discussed throughout the paper to illustrate not only where grocery is headed, but even more importantly, where retail is headed today.
The MonarchFx Alliance Names Jeffrey Kaplan Executive Vice President - Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer
Kaplan brings 23 years of experience helping to build and develop growth for companies.
Alibaba’s “Gateway ‘17” Summit – To Fulfill President Trump and Jack Ma Vision of 1 Million U.S. Jobs Through eCommerce
Michael Zakkour, Vice President, Tompkins International, expert on Alibaba, eCommerce, and China, Available for Comments, Interviews, and Discussions
Tompkins International 2017 Retail Trend Report
As the department store channel shrinks, and more brands fight for less space, our opinion is that brands will need to be more creative, flexible, and diversified in their approaches.
Tompkins International Names Gene Tyndall President of MonarchFx
Tompkins International is pleased to announce that Gene Tyndall, currently Executive Vice President, Chief Solutions and Business and Development Officer, is appointed President, MonarchFx, the Division of Tompkins International that provides eFulfillment services to sellers of products online.
Tompkins Launches Ecommerce Fulfillment Alliance
After years as a consultant in supply chain and fulfillment services, Tompkins International is launching the MonarchFx Alliance, a consortium of technology and service providers designed to provide faster, more efficient ecommerce fulfillment across sectors.
Jim Tompkins Builds a Supply Chain
After years of writing about supply chains, Tompkins is building out an ambitious e-fulfillment network for retailers and e-tailers.
Announcing The MonarchFx Alliance
Through the leadership of Dr. James A Tompkins, Chairman, The MonarchFx Alliance is dedicated to helping executives grasp the implications of how eCommerce and the digital economy have changed business models. The MonarchFX Alliance is here to help businesses become more agile and profitable together.
Can MonarchFx Transform e-Commerce Logistics?
It’s not every day that a new business is announced with a strong ability to execute, particularly not when it comes to logistics. In November, there was one. The MonarchFx Alliance is out to provide a transformative new option for e-commerce logistics.
Tompkins International creates a new alliance
Leaders from Tompkins International have partnered with leaders across the supply chain industry to create a new alliance, MonarchFx Alliance, helping companies compete with Amazon’s delivery times, through a competitive price model created by shared facilities.