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Richard Sharpe is a professional education instructor for the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute. He is also CEO of Competitive Insights, LLC, a professional Software as a Service (SaaS) company focused on driving business value through the adoption of process and technology innovation. Mr. Sharpe has extensive experience helping organizations gain a sustainable competitive advantage through Integrated Business Planning (IBP) solutions that transform large volumes of disparate data into fact based operational insights.
Richard is a frequent speaker at national gatherings of The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and other industry related forums. He actively promotes awareness of supply chain management, challenging executives to consider its role in gaining competitive advantage.
Richard has also authored articles in national publications including co-authoring an article in DC Velocity on Supply Chain Risk Management. He has also been designated as a "Rainmaker" by the same publication.
Richard is a founding member of the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), a non-profit consortium of 15 supply chain professional organizations serving Disaster Relief Agencies in times of crisis. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Warehouse Research and Education Council (WERC) as well as on the Advisory Board for Georgia Tech's Executive Masters in International Logistics (EMIL) Program.
He received his MS in Industrial Engineering in 1980 from Georgia Institute of Technology while doing graduate work for the U.S. Navy - Atlantic Fleet. He earned his BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida in 1977.
Richard was inducted into the Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni as part of the Engineering Hall of Fame and The Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni of Georgia Institute of Technology.