Top 10 signs you’ve been working in supply chain too long

BILL DUBOIS | April 3, 2018

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Boomers, millennial leadership and supply chain management jokes. Is it time for the older generation to move on? It’s no secret supply chain talent has been top of mind for many executives for some time. Research firm Gartner even has it listed as a hot topic for its Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, May 14–17.

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Tompkins International is a supply chain consulting and implementation firm that maximizes supply chain performance and value creation. We enable clients to be more profitable and valuable, while also becoming more agile, flexible, and adaptive to the marketplace. We collaborate with our client teams to develop improved operations strategies, planning, and execution of all the Mega Processes (PLAN – BUY – MAKE – MOVE – DISTRIBUTE – SELL) of supply chains, both global and domestic, and from suppliers through to end customers. Tompkins International’s service lines cover the supply chain strategies, processes, people, and technologies all the way.

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