Total Insight Acquires United Sourcing Alliance

HICKORY, NC, June 15, 2009 – Total Insight, LLC, an affiliate of Transportation Insight, LLC, continues its expansion in business services with the acquisition of United Sourcing Alliance, LLC, a professional procurement services provider based in Charlotte, NC.

“The growth of services within Total Insight is critical to our providing more ways to help clients improve profitability and efficiency,” stated Paul Thompson, CEO. “Sourcing was the next logical step and complements our other supply chain offerings. Acquiring a company with over 10 years of experience in this sector gives us an immediate offering with a recognized brand.”

Founded in 1998 as a group purchasing organization focused on indirect, packaging, and maintenance, repair, and operational (MRO) supplies, United Sourcing Alliance (USA) has diversified into a comprehensive procurement services provider. “I’m thrilled to be associated with a knowledge-based company with the reputation and track record of Transportation Insight,” said Rod Poole, President of United Sourcing Alliance. “This expands our reach and enables us to bring more to our supplier partners as well as our existing client base. The upside is tremendous. We have continued to diversify this past year by elevating direct sourcing, and will continue to expand our offering by sourcing an increasingly wide range of direct materials, supplies and services.”

United Sourcing Alliance holds cost advantaged contracts with national suppliers in 16 categories and has managed direct and indirect sourcing initiatives for specific clients. Poole further commented, “In the current economic climate, companies are looking to drive immediate and sustainable cost savings. By using a professional organization focused on leverage and developing alliances with best-in-class suppliers, they can achieve immediate bottom-line savings.”

“It’s about creating a significant competitive advantage for our clients. By expanding our capabilities we strengthen our professional services offering and our clients’ performance,” said Thompson. USA will be headquartered in the Total Insight offices in Hickory, NC, while maintaining significant operations in Charlotte, NC.

About United Sourcing Alliance, LLC
United Sourcing Alliance (USA), LLC, provides procurement services while leveraging the collective annual purchases of indirect, packaging, and maintenance, repair, and operational (MRO) supplies for member companies. USA’s goal is to create cost savings, efficiencies, and value added services, while continually striving to adhere to USA’s principles of commitment and compliance for both clients and suppliers. For more information about how United Sourcing Alliance can assist your company, please visit or call 704-697-9695.

About Total Insight, LLC
Total Insight, LLC, helps clients achieve results through wholistic path™ business solutions which improve business processes, stimulate organizational and leadership development, and raise corporate execution ability to achieve and sustain excellence. Total Insight professionals apply Lean principles and industry best practices to identify goals, which optimize business processes to land those goals effectively and consistently. For more information about how Total Insight can assist your company, please contact us at or call 828-485-5240.