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Speakers, Events Set For Tompkins International Supply Chain Forum

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Tompkins International has released its speaker and event lineup for the 15th annual  Supply Chain Leadership Forum May 6-8 in Durham, North Carolina.

It will be held at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, featuring presentations from industry experts and live demonstrations of best-in-class supply chain technologies.

“We are thrilled to have these experts join us this year at our 15th annual Supply Chain Leadership Forum. This year’s speakers are changing the way the supply chain world does business,” said Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International. “With the many speakers joining us this year, along with the live demonstrations of the newest supply chain technology, this year’s forum is something we can all look forward to.”

Chris Sultemeier, former head of logistics for Walmart, will be one of the keynote speakers. During Sultemeier’s 28-year career at Walmart, he had operating responsibility for general merchandise, fashion, grocery, Sam’s Club, import and specialty distribution centers. He also was responsible for all domestic and global ocean transportation functions.

Lowe’s Foods President Tim Lowe will discuss the significance of the grocery industry’s present cycle of disruption.
Lowes Foods employs approximately 9,000 people and operates nearly 100 full-service locally owned and operated supermarkets.

NFL Referee Walt Coleman will take attendees through a day with the NFL during his presentation, “Turning Boos into Cheers.” Coleman has been applauded by hundreds and booed by millions and has been on television in practically every home in America.

Peter Millar is hosting an exclusive tour of its newest distribution center. Founded in 2001, the Peter Millar
line of fine clothing and accessories includes attire for leisure, office and a night out.

Siemens will be hosting a live demonstration of original equipment manufacturer digitalization tools, including
a multi-carrier system with fine motion control and delta pickers, along with digital twin and virtual commissioning on individual screens.

The purpose of the SCLF is to bring supply chain executives together from a wide range of industries to connect, share and learn.  The topics of discussion relate to supply chain, business strategies and operations. Supply chain executives from all major industries will be in attendance including retail, consumer products, 3PL, pharmaceutical, and select service providers.

Tompkins International is a supply chain consulting and implementation firm that maximizes supply chain performance and value creation. Tompkins collaborates with client teams to develop improved operations strategies, supply chain planning, and execution across all the mega processes of supply chains. Tompkins is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia.

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