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2012 Supply Chain Leadership Forum Set for August 27-29 in Denver, Colorado

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 26, 2012

Global supply chain executives will meet to discuss the latest strategies in logistics, distribution, inventory, transportation, and benchmarking and best practices at the Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium’s eighth annual Supply Chain Leadership Forum, August 27-29 in Denver.

“The agenda is packed with small group education sessions, and our tour of MillerCoors Brewery promises an entertaining look at the logistics behind beer making and packaging,” says Bruce Tompkins, Executive Director of the Consortium. “Attendees will leave with fresh ideas for creating higher value in their supply chains.”

The event is being held at the Grand Hyatt Denver and runs from the evening of August 27 to midday August 29. Vice presidents, chief supply chain officers and other directors of leading retail, consumer products, manufacturing, distribution and service provider companies will learn new ways to optimize and transform their supply chains.

“Each year, our event creates a distinct and enjoyable learning experience, bringing participants back for more information on the latest and upcoming supply chain strategies,” adds Tompkins.

Other highlights of the forum:

    A special keynote speech, Business at a Crossroads, by Dr. James A. Tompkins;
    A panel discussion on Factors Driving Today’s Supply Chain Networks; and
    Breakout sessions on hot topics including demand-driven supply chain, sales and operations planning, trucking regulations and supply chain technology trends.

To register or learn more about the event, visit:

The Consortium also has a LinkedIn group and Xing group for organizations that are interested in staying current on the latest in supply chain benchmarking and best practices.

About Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium

Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium is the premier source for supply chain benchmarking and best practices knowledge. With more than 350 participating retail, manufacturing and wholesale/distribution companies, the Consortium sponsors a comprehensive repository of over 10,000 data points complemented by search capabilities, online analysis tools, topic forums and peer networking for supply chain executives and practitioners. The Consortium is led by the needs of its membership and an Advisory Board that includes executives from Domino’s Pizza, GlaxoSmithKline, Hallmark, Ingram Micro, Kane is Able, Miller-Coors, The Coca-Cola Company, Target and University of Wisconsin. To learn more about how your company can become a member of the Supply Chain Consortium, contact John Foley, 919-855-5461 or visit


Keri McManus, 919-855-5516

kmcmanus (at) tompkinsinc (dot) com

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Transportation plays an important role in making our life convenient. In order to lead an easy and convenient life, we are directly or indirectly dependent on effective means of transportation. Trucking companies are among the most important and effective entities involved in transportation of goods. Smoother the operations of trucking companies, better the services, so nowadays trucking business is utilizing the most innovative technologies.


There are three main entities involved in trucking business, loads (that needs to be transferred), freight brokers (who acts as bridge between loads and trucking companies), and trucking companies (who transfer the loads to their destination). All these entities need proper technological implementation at every step to make their operations easy and convenient.


Internet Truckstop provides a platform to all these entities to come together and helps them in handling their work faster and more efficient manner. People can post their loads information here, and trucking companies can post their availability information. People can either directly approach trucking companies for their freight delivery, or they can approach freight brokers too. Freight brokers act as a bridge between them and help trucking companies in getting sufficient loads. They act as an accelerating agent in trucking business.


Apart from Internet Truckstop, there are different kinds of intelligent IT applications, specially developed to make trucking business smoother. There are trucking software for effective management of various business operations of trucking companies, and specially designed freight broker software, which makes it very easy for brokers to handle their business.


Nowadays, with help of web based trucking software and freight broker applications, people managing trucking business and freight brokerage business can manage it from anywhere.

Even if they are on move, they can handle all business tasks. Even one of the toughest tasks of filing fuel tax can be managed easily through another path breaking software called IFTA fuel tax software.


These web based IT applications are specially designed and developed to manage the trucking business in automated manner. There are a few software companies engaged in development of web based trucking and freight brokerage software, who are constantly upgrading the quality of their applications and offering cost effective solutions based on SaaS (software-as-a-service) concept. If you are among one of the entities involved in trucking business, you should give a serious thought over them.

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