Co-managed Logistics® Approach Showcased at Annual HARDI Conference

Hickory, NC (October 5, 2012) — Transportation Insight, a nationally-recognized supply chain management company will present its unique Co-managed Logistics® solutions for the HVAC industry at the 2012 HARDI (Heating, Air-condition and Refrigeration Distributors International) Conference in Orlando, Florida. The event will be held October 6–9 with an estimated 1,200 in attendance.

A global third-party logistics (3PL) provider, Transportation Insight will showcase its non-invasive, co-managed approach for helping HVAC suppliers and distributors reduce costs and grow their businesses. The logistics support positively impacts the bottom line for companies in an industry that has seen eroding profit margins from increasing raw material costs, competing low-cost imports, changing energy efficiency regulations, a slow real estate market and rising damage claims.

“The co-managed logistics approach is especially beneficial in the HVAC industry, because there are so many component parts,” says Transportation Insight CEO Paul Thompson. “Our ability to continuously offer innovative solutions and process improvements to manufacturers and distributors has helped them to progress and grow despite a stagnant economy. We deliver a sustainable competitive advantage through a co-managed, strategic approach.”

Transportation Insight designs one-of-a-kind supply chain solutions which include carrier sourcing, contract rate negotiation, freight bill audit and payment services, transportation management system applications, and supply chain analytics and reporting.

With co-managed logistics, Transportation Insight works hand-in-hand with clients to give them the best choices with full transparency and flexibility. Most importantly, clients remain in control. Transportation Insight makes recommendations supported by data, but ultimately clients make all final supply-chain related decisions.

Transportation Insight’s co-managed process has a proven track record of driving down costs while enhancing service and customer satisfaction. Current HVAC clients have seen an average reduction in transportation costs of at least 20%.

About Transportation Insight, LLC
Transportation Insight is a global lead logistics provider with more than $1.2 billion in supply chain spend under management. For over a decade, the 3PL has helped companies improve profitability and competitive advantage 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. Additional competencies include international transportation, warehouse sourcing, LEAN consulting and supply chain sourcing of indirect materials. For more about Transportation Insight, visit