February 16, 2012 07:10 ET

INSIGHT's Jeff Karrenbauer Named Provider Pro to Know for 5th Time

Maximizing Profitability & Return on Shareholder Value Cited as Reasons for Selection

MANASSAS, VA--(Marketwire - Feb 16, 2012) - INSIGHT, Inc., a top international provider of supply chain planning solutions for the world's foremost companies, announces that president, Jeff Karrenbauer, has been named a Provider Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine for the 5th time. Jeff was chosen for his expertise in developing successful supply chain strategies for clients that maximize profits and build return on shareholder value.

With more than 40 years of experience in the supply chain industry, Dr. Jeff Karrenbauer has worked with many of the world's leading companies, helping them to solve complex issues related to strategic supply chain network design, risk management/vulnerability analysis, mergers and acquisitions, optimal production plans and schedules, transportation procurement and operations, detailed facility operations analysis, and more. Most recently, Dr. Karrenbauer has been focused on deploying a unique Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) tool that enables the planner to generate truly optimal supply-demand synchronization plans taking into account the entire supply chain as well as the costs, resource limits and demand impact of marketing initiatives.

"It is an honor to be recognized once again by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as a Provider Pro to Know for 2012," said Dr. Jeff Karrenbauer, president of INSIGHT, Inc. "INSIGHT delivers significant value to our customers, allowing them to streamline supply chain resources and processes to gain a competitive advantage in the market."

"The supply chain is increasingly recognized as a strategic differentiator for leading small, medium, and large enterprises, and supply chain leaders have become crucial to the success of the enterprise in meeting the challenges of what truthfully has been called a turbulent economy," said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "Our annual list of Provider Pros to Know highlights the many thought-leaders who are helping to shape the Supply Chain industry and advance Supply Chain as a respected discipline in the enterprise. Their efforts in developing the tools, processes, and knowledge base necessary for supply chain transformation, and in promoting new approaches to supply chain enablement, have earned them a place on this year's Provider Pros listing."

The Supply & Demand Chain Executive Provider Pros to Know is a listing of individuals from a software firm or service provider, consultancy, or academia who have helped their Supply Chain clients or the Supply Chain community at large prepare to meet the significant challenges in the year ahead. This year's list includes more than 120 Provider Pros to Know.

About Insight, Inc.

INSIGHT provides optimization-based supply chain analytics and consulting services to meet the dynamic business challenges prevalent today. Founded by supply chain and operations research experts in 1978 with the goal of using world-class technology to add intelligence to decision making, INSIGHT solves the supply chain management issues of the world's foremost companies, including Abbott Laboratories, BASF, Clorox, ExxonMobil, Goodyear, GE, Kellogg, Nestle, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Toyota, Unilever, and many others.

ISCO, INSIGHT's award-winning flagship product, can accurately represent a company's current supply chain business practices, from raw materials sourcing to capacity planning through delivery to the end customer. Insight Enterprise Optimizer (IEO) is the first and only product, which combines full supply chain design capabilities with the cost and demand impact of marketing initiatives, thereby generating profit-maximized corporate strategies. The X-System®, a proprietary optimization engine, powers a family of powerful analytical tools, including the design of global supply chains, shipment planning and dispatching, production planning and scheduling and transportation procurement. In addition, INSIGHT provides optimization components, partnering with third party software providers to deliver best-of-breed solutions. Our software and services help firms minimize costs, maximize profits, free up capital, streamline operations, and increase customer service levels. For more information, please visit us on the Web at

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Visit us at

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