Competitive Insights

Tackle Supply Chain Stress: The 4 C's

November 22, 2021

Supply Chain Executives are struggling with capacities that are unavailable, dramatically increasing costs and complexities and organization conflicts as to how to solve these problems. Supply Chain Executives and their organizational counterparts must approach this problem by focusing on the 4 C’s: lowering the need for Capacity, driving the reduction of Costs, simplifying operational Complexities and adopting a common guiding light to deflate organizational Conflict.

CSCMP Atlanta Roundtable

Tariff Increases: some will survive and a few will thrive

December 11, 2019
Presented by Richard Sharpe CEO, Competitive Insights LLC CSCMP Atlanta Roundtable event

Please join the Atlanta RoundTable for a Holiday Happy Hour & special guest Richard Sharpe; CEO of Competitive Insights. The current trade war is having a rippling effect in every industry. How are companies dealing with the impact on their ability to build market share while trying to protect operating margins, especially as some analysts are saying that recessionary winds are beginning to blow?

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DC Velocity

the ultimate measure of customer value: tackling the Amazon effect

May 22, 2018
Featuring Richard Sharpe CEO, Competitive Insights LLC Moderated by Scott W. Luton, CSCP, LSSGB Founder & Host, Supply Chain Now Radio

“It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” – Edwards Deming

In today’s rapidly changing business environment, survival is the mindset for many companies. Survival is based on meeting customers’ expectations that are being radically transformed by e-commerce giants like Amazon. Amazon has mastered the use of business analytics to drive customer behaviors and the rapid capturing of market share.

Winning against - and with - Amazon takes intelligence that can only be gained using actionable insights from Big Data Analytics. Find out how to create offensive strategies that reduce cost-to-serve and build your future profits. Strategies that are differentiated. Strategies that drive new growth and success.

In this interactive session, we will discuss:

  • The results of a global survey on where companies are in their utilization of effective business analytics

  • Moving from a defensive nature to one of a winning offensive playbook

  • Best practices to not just survive but thrive

DC Velocity

connecting big data, business performance, and profitability

April 19, 2018
interviewed by Mitch Macdonald Richard Sharpe of Competitive Insights discusses trends in big data, including findings from an ongoing research initiative.

CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly

ALAN responds to historic hurricane season

Kathy Fulton, Executive Director of ALAN, the American Logistics Aid Network, discusses ALAN's mission, as well as the group's efforts during the very active 2017 hurricane season.

CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly

Big Data research shows there is still a long way to go

September 25, 2017
interviewed by Mitch Mac Donald

Richard Sharpe of Competitive Insights and Lisa Harrington of lharrington group discuss the findings of their new research on Big Data analytics, which shows companies have only scratched the surface when it comes to putting data to good use.

DC Velocity

taming the Big Data monster

September 25, 2017
interviewed by Mitch Mac Donald

Dr. Dale Rogers, of Arizona State University, and Dr. Zac Rogers of Colorado State University discuss the findings of their new research on Big Data analytics.

Supply Chain Expert Community

realizing true value out of analytics

April 23, 2016
interviewed by Dustin Mattison

Competitive Insights

integrated business planning

December 18, 2013