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2019-10-31 17:30:00 2019-10-31 18:30:00 America/New_York Moshe M. Barash Memorial Lecture 2019 - Dr. James Tompkins "The Three Megatrends Impacting the Past, Present, and Future of Commerce" WALC 1018

October 31, 2019

Moshe M. Barash Memorial Lecture 2019 - Dr. James Tompkins

Event Date: October 31, 2019
Hosted By: School of Industrial Engineering
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: WALC 1018
Contact Name: Lindsay Sellers
Contact Phone: 765-496-0606
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School or Program: Industrial Engineering
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“The Three Megatrends Impacting the Past, Present, and Future of Commerce”

The 2019 Moshe Barash Memorial Lecture speaker will be Dr. James Tompkins (BSIE 1969, MSIE 1970, PhD 1972) , Founder and CEO of Tompkins International.



Megatrend #1: The evolution of organizational development from Continuous Improvement to Transformation to Reinvention. Megatrend #2: The increase in complexity of commerce from optimal single channel design to Uni-channel, Uni-Logistics, Uni-Marketing and Uni-Technology Optionality design. Megatrend #3: The speed of change and the level of innovation, entrepreneurship, and disruption to keep pace. The future for commerce is awesome, but it is a whole new ball game. There has never been a level of opportunity for entrepreneurism, innovation, and disruption as there is today. The keys to grabbing this opportunity are dealing with Reinvention, the Disruption Cycle and Optionality while building huge success, and all will be disclosed in this special Memorial Lecture in honor of Moshe M. Barash.


Photo of Dr. James Tompkins

Jim Tompkins is a thought leader, innovator, disrupter and entrepreneur in Supply Chain, Commerce, Strategy, and Technology. Jim has a BSIE, MSIE, and PhD all from Purdue University. He is the Chairman and CEO of Tompkins International, a global consulting, implementation, solution and services company he started in 1975. He is a past President of IISE, IMMS and CIC/MHE. He has received the highest awards in the Industrial Engineering and Material Handling professions: The Frank & Lillian Gilbreth Award and the Reed/Apple Award, respectively.