Transportation Insight and Crabtree & Evelyn Featured in STORES Magazine

HICKORY, NC – (July 18, 2014) – International retailer Crabtree & Evelyn and globally-recognized third-party logistics (3PL) provider Transportation Insight have been featured in an article in the July issue of STORES magazine.  STORES is a publication of the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association. The article explores the immediate and long-term benefits of the retailer’s co-managed enterprise logistics partnership with the 3PL.

“We reviewed numerous solutions from third-party providers, narrowed our list to three and evaluated these companies to see which negotiated the best carrier rates, had the best web-based tools to route, generate bills of lading and reports, and had the willingness to customize the solution to meet our needs,” says Donna Young, Director of U.S. Distribution, Crabtree & Evelyn. “We felt comfortable working with Transportation Insight and their enterprise logistics solution.”

With more than 200 stores in over 65 countries worldwide, Crabtree & Evelyn has transformed itself from a small, family-run business founded in 1972 into an international brand by blending the best natural ingredients with tradition and innovation. The company continually seeks the most beneficial ingredients inspired by nature to create a range of products which make a world of difference.

“Transportation Insight is honored to have its partnership with a successful, innovative company like Crabtree & Evelyn featured in a major platform like STORES magazine,” said Laura Easley, Chief Operating Officer, Transportation Insight. “While we do deliver comprehensive enterprise logistics solutions to each of our clients, our end in mind is to help companies like Crabtree & Evelyn build a logistics platform that generates the competitive advantage they’re seeking. It is most gratifying for us to work alongside our clients’ logistics teams to help them achieve supply chain excellence and dominate their marketplace.”

Transportation Insight offers more services than most traditional 3PLs, including an interactive, mobile Big Data solution that enables clients to manipulate, analyze and fuse data from their supply chain or other sources. As an enterprise logistics provider, Transportation Insight solves vexing challenges facing today’s supply chains and excels in providing tools and technology clients need to build competitive advantage. More important is the 3PL’s application of deep industry knowledge, resulting in reduced operational costs, higher margins and an environment where continuous improvement is the norm.

With over 500 combined years of executive logistics experience and one of only 200 Shingo Prize examiners worldwide on staff, Transportation Insight acts as trusted advisor to over 400 clients. The 3PL shares best practices and enterprise enhancement strategies with clients, resulting in more efficient processes, time savings and better customer service.

About Transportation Insight, LLC

Transportation Insight is a global lead logistics provider with more than $1.6 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, 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 Charlotte, NC, Bentonville, AR and Atlanta, GA, as well as more than 40 client support offices across North America. For more about Transportation Insight, visit