Supply Chain, LSP Expert Jim Eckler Joins Tompkins Associates as Executive Associate

RALEIGH, NC, February 22, 2011 - Jim Eckler, former CEO of SCI Group, has joined the global supply chain and business strategy firm Tompkins Associates as an Executive Associate.

"We are pleased to welcome Mr. Eckler to assist our growing supply chain consulting and execution engagements," says Jim Tompkins, President and CEO. "His leadership experience in serving global companies as a logistics services provider (LSP) and former consultant creates a strategic advantage for Tompkins Associates' clients."

At Tompkins, Eckler will help companies improve their supply chain and outsourcing services to gain superior results from their LSP relationships. He will focus on key LSP services with clients and partners, including outsourcing design, strategic planning, governance, and performance improvement.

"Adding Eckler to our team further reinforces Tompkins as the leading business services provider to the supply chain and logistics market, both with LSPs and their customers," notes Gene Tyndall, EVP, Global Supply Chain Services.

For the past 14 years, Eckler led SCI Group - a leading LSP - substantially growing, expanding, and improving the company's business through process improvements, organic growth, and acquisitions.

Eckler has worked with companies such as Amazon, Lowe's, Xerox, Bell Canada, Rogers Communications, and Canada Post. Prior to joining SCI Group as CEO, he was a supply chain consultant with KPMG, Ernst & Young, and Booz Allen.

About Tompkins Associates

Tompkins Associates transforms supply chains for profitable growth. For more than 35 years, Tompkins has evolved with the marketplace to become the leading provider of growth and business strategy, global supply chain services, distribution operations consulting, information technology implementation, material handling integration, and benchmarking and best practices. The company is known for innovative, practical solutions that improve supply chain performance and produce value-based results. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, Tompkins has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit


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