February 14, 2013 10:34 ET

INSIGHT's Jeff Karrenbauer Named Provider Pros to Know for 5th Year by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

Chosen for Evangelizing Continual, Long Range Supply Chain Planning As Key to Success in Volatile Markets

MANASSAS, VA--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2013) - INSIGHT, Inc., a top international provider of supply chain planning solutions for the world's foremost companies, announces that president and co-founder, Jeff Karrenbauer, has been named a 2013 Provider Pros to Know for the 5th time by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. Jeff was chosen for his thought leadership in supply chain optimization, green supply chain design, supply chain vulnerability and risk mitigation, and strategies for complex supply chains that maximize profits and lower operating costs for INSIGHT customers.

"Economic volatility, green goals, and too lean supply chains are key challenges for businesses in 2013," said Dr. Jeff Karrenbauer, president of INSIGHT, Inc. "With INSIGHT software tools, companies can identify profit-maximized corporate strategies, redesign a global supply chain, establish whether a product line is profitable or a customer segment should be abandoned, determine where inventory should be located and how limited capacity can best be allocated, plan for supply chain disruptions, and discover improved shipment consolidation strategies that meet customer requirements and gain significant competitive advantage. I am extremely pleased to win this prestigious award again and to share it with the world-class team at INSIGHT."

"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," said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "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."

Dr. Karrenbauer believes that continual improvement in the quality of supply chain decisions, including frequent re-optimization with market changes, is key to success for supply chain leaders. Many industries today, struggle with their supply chains because of excess inventories, collapsing demand, bankrupt suppliers, fluctuating fuel prices, environmental mandates, etc. Companies need tools that enable continuous, long range supply chain planning from which they can derive significant value and reduce the risk of making costly errors.

Dr. Jeff Karrenbauer is a 35-year veteran of the supply chain and logistics industry and has been instrumental in evangelizing new technology and solutions, including adding marketing decisions into supply chain strategic analysis for profit maximization, analyzing supply chains for vulnerabilities, and green supply chain design. He was the first in the industry to add supply chain vulnerability analysis into his solution and the first to incorporate the marketing mix into supply chain plans. He earned his B.B.A. in marketing from the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. in business logistics from The Ohio State University. He is a regular guest lecturer in the undergraduate and graduate logistics programs at many universities, and has been on the faculty of various Executive Development programs.

The Supply & Demand Chain Executive "Pros to Know" awards recognize exceptional supply chain executives at manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who lead initiatives to help prepare their companies' supply chains or those of their customers for significant challenges ahead. With the 2013 edition of Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Pros to Know, the magazine is recognizing these men and women who are helping the supply chain to be increasingly recognized as a strategic differentiator crucial to meeting the challenges of the "new normal."

About INSIGHT, Inc.

INSIGHT, Inc. provides optimization-based supply chain analytics and consulting services to meet today's dynamic business challenges. Founded by supply chain and operations research experts in 1978 to apply world-class technology with intelligence and rigor to decision making, INSIGHT solves the complex supply chain strategic, tactical, and financial planning management issues of the world's foremost companies, including many of the Fortune 100 firms, such as ExxonMobil, Nestle, and BASF. 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

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