on the RADAaR™ – June 2014

Competitive Insights, LLC

on the RADAaR™

a convenient resource for current Integrated Business Planning (IBP) information

latest news

on big data ::
big data debate: do analytics trump intuition?

C-suite types often scoff at the notion that software can outperform insights acquired from years in the trenches. Fear not: Analytics will complement, not replace us.… more here


on integrated business planning ::
the perks of integrated business planning

story of how Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA (MZB) came to effectively use a unified system … more here


on supply chain risk ::
disaster-proofing your supply chain: a 5-question checklist for execs

those that pursue resilience as passionately as other strategic activities will find that passion amply rewarded … more here


on cloud computing ::
cloud technology optimizing supply chain practices

As cloud computing continues to penetrate business practices on a global scale, it’s no surprise that third-party logistics providers and other supply chain participants are now making use of the technology … more here


  what's new with CI

Competitive Insights Named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner
Read the press release

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EyeForTransport Chief Supply Chain Officer and 3PL Summit
Chicago, Illinois June 11-13, 2014 schedule a meeting and/or demo

Richard Sharpe, CEO of Competitive Insights, will lead the track on Analytics in Supply Chain: Innovation through Modeling and Analytics. The 3PL Summit is North America’s largest and most high-level gathering of logistics executives. With 600 attendees, it brings together the leading thinkers and practitioners in logistics and supply chain to network, learn, debate challenges, discuss trends and share ideas.

Special discount code is CI300 and will get delegates $300 off passes. They can sign up here

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Competitive Insights, LLC

4200 Northside Parkway NW, Bldg. 12 • Atlanta, Georgia 30327 • 770.922.4400
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on the RADAaR™ – May 2014

Competitive Insights, LLC

on the RADAaR™

a convenient resource for current Integrated Business Planning (IBP) information

latest news

on big data ::
turning big data from a liability to an asset – point 4: creating repeatable and measurable impact

focus your big data initiative on a specific business strategy(s) where the insights gained from big data can be used to make actionable decisions … more here


on integrated business planning ::
integrated business planning: bridging the gap between finance and the supply chain

integrated business planning operationalizes corporate strategy and objectives by bringing planning and execution closer together … more here


on supply chain risk ::
leveraging lessons learned in helping the victims of Superstorm Sandy

In October 2012, the American Logistics Aid Network used its extensive network of supply chain management professionals to help victims … more here


on cloud computing ::
cloud computing enters its second stage, hypergrowth ensues

cloud services and cloud platforms are now an undeniable part of the IT landscape … more here


  what's new with CI

Competitive Insights Named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner
Read the press release

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Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference
Phoenix, Arizona May 20-22, 2014 schedule a meeting and/or demo

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference is the world’s most important gathering of senior supply chain executives. Hot topics to be covered:

  • ŸSupply Chain Strategy and Transformation
  • ŸMetrics and Performance Management
  • Supply Chain Planning
  • Supply Chain Segmentation
  • ŸCost-to-Serve
Register for the conference/summit here

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Competitive Insights, LLC

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on the RADAaR™ – April 2014

Competitive Insights, LLC

on the RADAaR™

a convenient resource for current Integrated Business Planning (IBP) information

latest news

on integrated business planning ::
video: big opportunities with big data

Richard Sharpe, CEO of Competitive Insights, explains how companies can gain sustainable competitive advantage through integrated business planning (IBP) … more here


on big data ::
garbage in, garbage out in the age of big data

as we move into the age of big data, it’s important that we understand the limitations and risks of bad information and poor programming … more here


on supply chain risk ::
supply chain mapping combined with risk assessment

75 percent of respondents stated they were hit by at least one major supply chain disruption over the past two years … more here


on cloud computing ::
5 common misconceptions about cloud computing, dispelled

there’s less concern about the origins of cloud services, and more attention to how they can expand the business and deliver competitive advantage … more here


  what's new with CI

Competitive Insights highlighted in Innovation Showcase by
Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics

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Innovative Logistics – The Supply Chain Strategy Enabler
Penn State University: University Park, PA April 24, 2014
schedule a meeting and/or demo

The 24th Annual R. Hadly Waters Supply Chain Symposium, Innovative Logistics – The Supply Chain Strategy Enabler, will share their stories on the impact that innovative execution has on that crucial bottom line. Register for the conference/summit here


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on the RADAaR™ – February 2014

Competitive Insights, LLC

on the RADAaR™

a convenient resource for current Integrated Business Planning (IBP) information

latest news

on big data ::
turning big data from a liability to an asset - point 2 taking an enterprise wide approach

meaningful suggestions that allow your company to gain significant competitive advantage from Big Data … more here


on supply chain risk ::
supply chain disruption remains top concern for global insurance firms

supply chain disruption, natural catastrophes, and fires or explosions are the risks that global insurance companies are most concerned about … more here


on cloud computing ::
cloud computing saves organizations money on IT spending

organizations are benefiting from the efficiency, low costs and flexibility that come with cloud use … more here


on integrated business planning ::
S&OP? I have better things to do!

S&OP is a powerful concept with huge potential. Potential, that more often than not, remains untapped. This is a pity and it is unnecessary. More here


  what's new with CI

Competitive Insights is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company that provides detailed and insightful IBP analytical solutions:

Descriptive Analytics
Diagnostic Analytics
Predictive Analytics
Prescriptive Analytics

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Georgia Logistics Summit / MODEX & Supply Chain and Transportation USA
March 17-20 :: Atlanta, Georgia
schedule a meeting and/or demo

The Georgia Logistics Summit is proud to be the exclusive knowledge partner for SCT and welcomes back MODEX for its 2nd year in Atlanta. Together these shows host over 20,000 attendees.

Register for the conference/summit here


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on the RADAaR™ – January 2014

Competitive Insights, LLC

on the RADAaR™

a convenient resource for current Integrated Business Planning (IBP) information

latest news

on big data ::
five steps to master big data and predictive analytics in 2014

finding the real jewels in Big Data – turning data from massive streams into knowledge, and thereby actionable intelligence in real time as events unfold. Read it here


on supply chain risk ::
factories look for supply-chain risks in all the wrong places

here’s the latest advice for supply-chain managers: Sweat the small stuff. Read more here


on cloud computing ::
big data analytics and the cloud: a perfect match?

big data analytics can create significant value for businesses. The cloud is the perfect platform to economically generate insights from big data … read more here


on integrated business planning ::
big data and the art of winning in business

big data appears to be among the big buzzwords of the moment. But supporters say there’s substance behind the hype. Read more here


  what's new with CI

Competitive Insights is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company that provides detailed and insightful IBP solutions

Check out our new 2-minute
YouTube video here

CI is also on LinkedIn and Facebook

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  join us

Richard Sharpe, CEO of Competitive Insights (CI), writes about the phenomena of “big data” and how it will drive competitive advantage through IBP activities. The following are subjects of some of his posts:

  • Why is Big Data so important?
  • How can Big Data drive better decisions?
  • Turning Big Data from a liability to an asset
Join the discussion here

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4200 Northside Parkway NW, Bldg. 12 • Atlanta, Georgia 30327 • 770.922.4400
www.ci-advantage.com

on the RADAaR™ – December 2013

Competitive Insights, LLC

on the RADAaR™

a convenient resource for current Integrated Business Planning (IBP) information

latest news

on big data ::
turning Big Data from a liability to an asset - Point 1: organizational consensus

in order for any analytical solutions to be meaningful, the issue of data liability needs to be addressed. Read it here


on supply chain risk ::
segmenting suppliers to identify where to focus in terms of reducing supply chain risk

with thousands of suppliers, how you decide to focus to quantify time to recovery and financial impact from disruptions … read more here


on cloud computing ::
experts outline key cloud computing trends for 2014

increased adoption of hybrid cloud computing models and innovation over cost-cutting are just some of the predictions … read more here


on integrated business planning ::
integrated business planning to the rescue

market volatility has become the new norm in business, but how can the modern enterprise deal with its potentially damaging effects on costs, supply and demand? Read more here


  what's new with CI

Competitive Insights is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company that provides detailed and insightful IBP solutions that drive business value through:

  • precise performance information on how your operating strategies are working by segmented product and customer
  • tailored analytical tools to define new operating strategies
  • consistent monitoring of specific strategy performance

to learn more about CI, visit us here


  join us

DC Velocity has introduced a new blog by Richard Sharpe, CEO of Competitive Insights (CI). Sharpe writes about the phenomena of “big data” and how it will drive competitive advantage through IBP activities. Join the discussion here

CI is also on LinkedIn and Facebook


we appreciate your feedback, please respond to our five minute survey here
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Competitive Insights, LLC

4200 Northside Parkway NW, Bldg. 12 • Atlanta, Georgia 30327 • 770.922.4400
www.ci-advantage.com

on the RADAaR™ – November 2013

Competitive Insights, LLC

on the RADAaR™

a convenient resource for current Integrated Business Planning (IBP) information

latest news

on big data ::
how can big data drive better decisions?

Is it possible today to use Big Data to support meaningful business decisions? Read it here


on supply chain risk ::
three quarters of businesses suffer supply chain disruption

service failure by outsourcers are one of the top causes of supply chain disruption. Read more here


on cloud computing ::
five basic things you should know about cloud computing

here are some key points you need to know about cloud computing to help your organization reap its benefits. Read more here


on integrated business planning ::
the 7 differentiators between S&OP and IBP

what would a profit margin of 12% above the industry norm and 21% above the laggard companies mean to my company’s stock performance and return to shareholders? … read more here


  what CI offers

Competitive Insights is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company that provides detailed and insightful IBP solutions that drive business value through:

  • precise performance information on how your operating strategies are working by segmented product and customer
  • tailored analytical tools to define new operating strategies
  • consistent monitoring of specific strategy performance

to learn more about CI, visit us here


  join us

DC Velocity has introduced a new blog by Richard Sharpe, CEO of Competitive Insights (CI). Sharpe writes about the phenomena of “big data” and how it will drive competitive advantage through IBP activities. Join the discussion here

CI is also on LinkedIn and Facebook


we appreciate your feedback, please respond to our five minute survey here
what’s on your RADAaR? want to stay updated on a topic not listed? email us at [email protected]

Competitive Insights, LLC

4200 Northside Parkway NW, Bldg. 12 • Atlanta, Georgia 30327 • 770.922.4400
www.ci-advantage.com

on the RADAaR™ – September 2013

Competitive Insights, LLC

on the RADAaR™

a convenient resource for current Integrated Business Planning (IBP) information

latest news

on big data ::
what is big data?

We all are being constantly exposed to articles, presentations and sales pitches that have a reference to “Big Data.” Is it hype, is it real? Read it here


on supply chain risk ::
three basic steps to building a resilient supply chain

The realities of supply chain disruptions have become top of mind for executives in every industry. Read more here


on cloud computing ::
predicting enterprise cloud computing growth

69% of enterprises who have separate budgets for cloud computing are predicting spending increases this year and into 2014. Read more here


on integrated business planning ::
transitioning From Sales & Operations Planning to Integrated Business Planning

white paper : why companies are evolving to Integrated Business Planning – and what they are gaining by doing so … read more here


  what's new with CI

DC Velocity is introducing a new blog written by Richard Sharpe, President of Competitive Insights (CI), an Atlanta-based Integrated Business Planning (IBP) solutions provider. Sharpe will write about the phenomena of “big data” and how it will shape decision making within supply chain management.

For full announcement, read it here

to learn more about CI, visit us here

  join us at these events

Measuring Risk-Prevent Disruptions and Protect Profits
CSCMP Annual Global Conference
October 21, 2013 3:30-5:00pm

Our Panel will be focused on taking a more proactive position on managing potential risks of significant supply chain disruptions.

Speakers include:
  • Stan Aronow, Gartner
  • Doug Schoch, Siemens
  • Rick Jackson, Mast Global
  • Richard Sharpe, CI
More information here

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Competitive Insights, LLC

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on the RADAaR™ – August 2013

Competitive Insights, LLC

on the RADAaR™

a convenient resource for current Integrated Business Planning (IBP) information

latest news

on big data ::
shippers show big interest in big data

survey shows logistics managers have high hopes that “big data” will help them fine-tune their distribution operations … read it here


on supply chain risk ::
supply chain and risk management: learning to piggyback to get budget

piggybacking on other initiatives and budgets to build integrated systems … read more here


on cloud computing ::
exclusive research: IT commits to cloud computing

cloud budgets are rising as IT confronts security and ROI challenges … read more here


on integrated business planning ::
framework makes a solid supply chain

a planning framework will help managers organize all major supply chain functions and activities to ensure their efforts bring payback … read more here


  what CI offers

Competitive Insights is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company that provides detailed and insightful solutions that drive business value through:

  • precise information on how your operating strategies are working by segmented product and customer
  • integration and refinement to business processes to drive the generation and protection of profits
  • analyzing and measuring the impact of possible changes to the future operation

to learn more about CI, visit us here

  join us at these events

CSCMP Annual Global Conference
October 20-23, 2013 – Denver, Colorado

Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Workshop
Supply chain disruptions are a common occurrence that companies face on a daily basis. This interactive workshop will highlight key sources of supply chain risks and provide mitigation techniques that you can take back to your own company.

More information here

we appreciate your feedback, please respond to our five minute survey here
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Competitive Insights, LLC

4200 Northside Parkway NW, Bldg. 12 • Atlanta, Georgia 30327 • 770.922.4400
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on the RADAaR™ – July 2013

Competitive Insights, LLC

on the RADAaR™

a convenient resource for current performance management information

latest news

on big data ::
data fragmentation – a crippling trend

how can lack of IT control lead to increased cost and lost opportunity? … read it here


on supply chain risk ::
what are the ramifications of shippers asking 3PLs to take on more supply chain risk?

new set of skills required by 3PLs to assess and manage new risk elements; shippers need to share detailed information early on … read more here


on cloud computing ::
CIOs on cloud computing adoption: conquer complexity and help us grow

enabling alignment of business and IT strategies using cloud infrastructure is their number one priority … read more here


on supply chain network design ::
seven signs your supply chain needs a redesign

if your company shows any of these warning signs, you probably can’t afford to put it off any longer … read more here


  in the news

Creating Agile Supply Chain Operating Networks
why successful companies in the future will no longer be reevaluating their supply chain structures every 3 to 5 years but in fact every 3 to 5 months … read more here

By Richard Sharpe
CEO, Competitive Insights, LLC

to learn more about CI, visit us here

  join us at these events

National Academies of Science’s Transportation Research Board: Summer Meeting of Freight, Marine, and Planning Committees
July 17-19th, 2013 – Washington, D.C.

Freight Sector Trends with an Emphasis on Resiliency/Contingency Planning
Given the various extreme weather related events that have taken place over the past couple of years, there is an increased sensitivity for the need to plan for recovery.

More information here

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Competitive Insights, LLC

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