Transportation Insight Honored as Top 100 3PL by Inbound Logistics Magazine

top1003pl2013_hiresHICKORY, NC (August 7, 2013) – Enterprise third-party logistics (3PL) provider Transportation Insight has been selected by Inbound Logistics magazine as a Top 100 3PL. In its July 2013 Super-Issue, Inbound Logistics features Transportation Insight as an industry-leading 3PL.

“Transportation Insight is delighted with the continued recognition from Inbound Logistics magazine as a top 3PL,” says Transportation Insight CEO Chris Baltz. “Since our founding in 1999, we have been driven by a continuous improvement mindset. Whether we’re building a web portal to enable clients to interact with their real-time supply chain data, providing cutting-edge technology or sourcing carriers that lower costs, our goal is to meet clients’ unique business needs and help them gain and sustain competitive advantage.”

Transportation Insight’s end-to-end supply chain solutions encompass domestic transportation, international shipping and warehouse sourcing. Featuring a bundled solution and value-added services, the 3PL provides customized supply chain services that create long-term value and enable clients to maintain control of their customers’ experience.

“Our relationship with Transportation Insight has allowed us a new level of control in our freight management process,” says Dave Seibert, Senior Vice President of Operations at DSI Systems, Inc., a nationwide electronics and appliance distributor. “Not only are we saving money on freight, but we have online visibility of our contracted rates, automatic standardized bill of lading processing, access to hundreds of reports and support with claims issues. They also provide advanced industry information and trends. Managing the freight component of our business has never been easier.”

Transportation Insight delivers its co-managed logistics solutions and provides insight to hundreds of manufacturers, distributors and retailers around the world from Fortune 500s to SMBs. “Tactical operational results are fundamental to 3PL value, but so is the strategic vision of experienced logistics providers,” says Felecia Stratton, Editor of Inbound Logistics magazine. “IL readers say they appreciate 3PLs that are consultative, proactive, take the lead in sharing best supply chain practices and help to drive enterprise business process improvement. Because it demonstrates that kind of supply chain expertise and vision, Inbound Logistics editors recognize Transportation Insight as a 2013 Top 100 3PL Provider.”

In 2013, Transportation Insight also received national recognition as the first 4PL asked to join the International Warehousing and Logistics Association (IWLA) and for its continuous improvement methodology, Extended LEAN™. The Extended LEAN approach examines logistics processes outside a company’s four walls and applies LEAN principles throughout the supply chain to connect and optimize industry-wide value streams.

About Transportation Insight, LLC
Transportation Insight is a global lead logistics provider with more than $1.4 billion in supply chain spend under management. For over a decade, 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, international transportation, warehouse sourcing, LEAN consulting and supply chain sourcing of indirect materials. For more about Transportation Insight, visit

About Inbound Logistics
Inbound Logistics is the leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine’s editorial mission is to help companies of all sizes better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory and supporting infrastructure, and better matching demand signals to supply lines. More information is available at