Dr. James A. Tompkins is an international authority on designing and implementing end-to-end supply chains. As the founder and Chairman of Tompkins International, his focus over the last several years has been in the areas of digital commerce, unichannel and supply chain reinvention. Over the last 40 years, Tompkins International has evolved from a supply chain consulting firm into an end-to-end supply chain consulting and solutions company, with business units focusing on supply chain consulting, material handling integration, and robotics. His 40-plus years as CEO of Tompkins International and his focus on helping companies achieve profitable growth give him an insider’s view into what makes great companies even better.
A lot of companies are like frozen deer in the headlights. They would maybe like to bring back manufacturing to Mexico or the U.S. But because of the uncertainty, they can't tell me their requirements. They don't know how much they're going to sell. And given how much they don't know, this probably isn't the best time to make any major capital investments.8 March 2021