Richard Sharpe was President of CAPS Logistics, Inc.
CAPS is a logistics software and services company providing leading-edge solutions (supply chain network design, supply planning, transportation planning and management, and private fleet routing) to Fortune 500 companies worldwide.
Challenges apparent in projects:
- lack of cross-functional alignment
- lack of data governance
- lack of sustained actionable insights
August 10, 1998
Competitive Logistics, LLC (CL) was established.
Competitive Logistics developed a unique software application called Competitive Logistics Rapid Application for Data Analysis and Reporting or CL.RADAaR™, an application greatly enhancing the speed and quality of CL's supply chain analysis efforts.
Customers asked more questions about operational information instead of optimization results. Therefore, Competitive Logistics changed the solution offerings to provide performance information.
Competitive Logistics was honored with the Penn State's Smeal College of Business Annual Award for contributions to the advancement of supply chain management.
Customers asked for profit information, therefore Competitive Logistics added revenue data to the Cost to Serve analytics and became profit driven.
Competitive Logistics LLC becomes Competitive Insights, LLC (CI). Also, CL.RADAaR™ becomes CI.RADAaR™. The name was changed to reflect that the values of CI.RADAaR™ reached beyond the logistics function. The insights provided value cross-functionally.