Transportation Insight Once Again Named as a Top 100 3PL to the Food Industry

Top 100 3PL 2014 Cold StorageHICKORY, NC (August 29, 2014) – Transportation Insight’s advances in supply chain analytics, Big Data solutions and Extended LEAN continuous improvement methodologies have earned the company ongoing recognition as a leading third-party logistics (3PL) provider to the increasingly competitive food and beverage industry. Each year Food Logistics magazine designates the nation’s leading 3PL and cold storage providers. For the second year in a row, Transportation Insight has been named among the top industry pacesetters.

As an adviser to many clients in the food industry, which has seen above average price inflation for the last half decade, Transportation Insight provides value creation services through its end-to-end supply chain solutions. Transportation Insight’s service offering supports clients to reduce freight expenses as a percentage of sales, facilitates faster delivery of products to store shelves and increases fuel efficiency with optimized transportation networks. The 3PL also has a proven track record of helping food clients grow their business through acquisition, and better understand logistics costs by product type, customer and mode.

“Transportation Insight is honored to be a partner to a growing number of distinguished clients in the food industry,” says Transportation Insight’s Founder and Chairman Paul Thompson. “With a focus on strategic planning powered by analytics, we help companies increase operational efficiencies and drive savings. This is especially important for the food industry which continues to be challenged with volatile commodity prices. Our customized solutions take an integrated approach to ensure the smooth flow of raw materials and finished goods throughout the supply chain to help companies sustain competitive advantage.”

By applying forward-thinking supply chain solutions, Transportation Insight clients often find they are able to offset rising costs. Insight Fusion®, the 3PL’s proprietary Big Data solution, can assimilate and interpret massive amounts of data from multiple sources – including the supply chain, the production line and the ERP system – to enable clients to analyze business metrics through multiple filters and drill deep into the numbers on any computer or mobile device. Transportation Insight also helps shippers continuously improve by utilizing its proprietary Extended LEAN methodology, which extends LEAN outside the four walls, stretching from vendors to customers and removes non-valued activity throughout the supply chain.

Food Logistics’ list of Top 3PLs and Cold Storage Providers is scheduled to appear in its August 2014 issue. The special issue focuses on leading companies that help food companies optimize their warehousing and transportation operations by offering a broad scope of services that enable companies to reduce costs, increase flexibility and improve service levels.

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