Tompkins, Oco combine supply chain benchmarks, analytics

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Oco Inc., a provider of Software-as-a-Service business intelligence solutions, and Tompkins Associates, a global supply chain services and best practices consulting firm, announced a strategic partnership that includes the integration of Tompkins Associates’ vertical-market benchmark metrics with Oco’s supply-chain analytics.

Users of the Oco supply-chain analytics solutions – which include inventory, transportation, supplier performance, distribution, cost-to-serve, profitability analysis and manufacturing operations functions – will have access to benchmark data from the 500-plus member companies of the Tompkins Associates’ Supply Chain Consortium. The companies say users will benefit from metrics from specific segments within the consumer packaged goods, industrial, hi-tech, retail, pharmaceutical and logistics service provider vertical markets, and customers will gain insights into their global operations, benchmark their supply chains and improve both their top and bottom lines.

“Incorporating Tompkins Associates benchmark data with Oco’s best-in-class supply-chain analytics leverages the SaaS model to provide customers with a rapidly deployed, rich set of analytics,” says Jim Tompkins, president and chief executive officer of Tompkins Associates. “This integration will allow customers to quickly compare their aggregated company performance to a relevant peer set and to easily identify their lagging and best-performing products, regions, customers, distribution centers, plants, carriers and suppliers. Our joint users will benefit from a richer data-driven methodology that delivers improved root-cause analysis, best-practice leverage and strategic resource prioritization.”

“Partnering with Tompkins Associates extends Oco’s supply chain analytics with a unique and compelling vertical-market focus,” says William Copacino, president and CEO of Oco Inc. “After adding Tompkins’ benchmark metrics to Oco’s on-demand BI Applications, our customers will gain a valuable new level of insight into business performance and receive rapid payback on their Oco investment, typically within 90 days.”