Transportation Insight’s VP Supply Chain Analytics Named Supply Chain Pro to Know

2016_ProstoKnowLogo_smHICKORY, NC (February 19, 2016) – Global third-party logistics (3PL) provider Transportation Insight announces Vice President of Supply Chain Analytics John Richardson has been named a Provider Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. Richardson was chosen because of his leadership in supply chain analytics working with top companies to improve operational efficiencies and lower costs.

“John has partnered with hundreds of companies across a wide range of industries in multiple countries, giving him a unique perspective on high-impact solution development,” says Transportation Insight President and CEO Chris Baltz. “At Transportation Insight, John and his team integrate analytics with extended value stream mapping to give clients more in-depth intelligence that speeds strategic thinking and decision-making.”

Richardson works with clients to hone and redefine supply chain strategies by replicating their supply chain network through mixed-integer and linear optimization-based modeling to perform “what-if” analysis. Clients can evaluate complex business and economic trade-offs among site locations, in-house versus outsourced manufacturing facilities and transportation and environmental sustainability. His team then helps clients apply Extended LEAN®, Transportation Insight’s proprietary continuous improvement methodology for the supply chain, to enhance quality, productivity and customer service.

“What we do differently than other 3PLs is mesh industry-leading tools from two continuous improvement disciplines,” says Richardson. “Our clients can visualize the current state of their supply chain from a data perspective, validate where they excel and uncover opportunities for improvement that they otherwise might not have discovered.”

The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives, and manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises, that are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate. This year’s list includes leaders from software firms and service providers, consultancies or academia, who helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community at large prepare to meet these challenges, as well as a select number of Practitioner Pros, who do the same within their own companies.

About Transportation Insight, LLC

Transportation Insight is a global lead logistics provider with more than $4.6 billion in supply chain spend under management. For more than 15 years, the 3PL has partnered with hundreds of manufacturers, distributors and retailers to achieve significant cost savings, reduce cycle times and improve customer satisfaction rates by providing customized supply chain solutions. Transportation Insight offers a Co-managed Logistics® form of 3PL, carrier sourcing, freight bill audit and payment services, state-of-the-art transportation management system (TMS) applications and business intelligence. Its logistics services include domestic transportation, supply chain analytics, international transportation, warehouse sourcing, LEAN consulting and supply chain sourcing of indirect materials. Headquartered in Hickory, NC, Transportation Insight has secondary operating centers in Atlanta, GA, Bentonville, AR, Charlotte, NC, Omaha, NE, Plymouth, MA and Salt Lake City, UT, as well as more than 50 client support offices across North America. For more about Transportation Insight, visit www.transportationinsight.com, email info@transportationinsight.com or call 877-226-9950.