Transportation Insight Breaks into Top 10 of NC’s Top 100 Private Companies

Business NC Top 100 Private CompaniesHickory, NC (October 13, 2014) – Transportation Insight, a leading global third-party logistics (3PL) provider, continues its bold move up the list of North Carolina’s largest privately-held companies, landing at seventh in Business North Carolina magazine’s list of Top 100 Private Companies for 2014. Marking the 3PL’s tenth appearance on the prestigious list, Transportation Insight’s placement this year is an increase of ten positions from 2013, the most dramatic rise of any company on the list.

“It truly is an honor for Transportation Insight to be recognized as one of the 10 largest private companies in North Carolina,” says Transportation Insight President and CEO Chris Baltz. “Our enterprise logistics business model brings a co-managed, continuous improvement approach to supply chain optimization that does not disrupt our clients’ internal resources and strengthens their existing infrastructure with innovative technology solutions and business process improvements – a different way of thinking in our industry.”

Transportation Insight has been nationally recognized for its ability to help clients solve their complex, global supply chain challenges through sophisticated analytics. With Insight Fusion®, the 3PL’s proprietary Big Data solution, clients interact with customized analyses to forecast product needs and quickly adapt supply chain strategies to meet dynamic customer requirements. The web-based business intelligence portal fuses data from numerous sources to provide proactive problem solving capabilities for the supply chain and the enterprise. Extended LEAN®, the company’s proprietary continuous improvement methodology for the supply chain, accelerates business growth by streamlining networks and creating significant enterprise value.

Transportation Insight’s inclusion as a Top 10 company on the notable list of Top 100 NC Private Companies is further evidence of the lead logistics provider’s commitment to deliver on its Vision 20/20 growth plans, a strategic blueprint launched in early 2014 to triple the size of its business by January 1, 2020. To view the article, click here.

“What really sets Transportation Insight apart in the logistics industry is our tremendous intellectual capital and our forward-thinking clients,” Baltz says. “Business models can be replicated, but our strength and core advantage is that our people execute better than the competition, and we enable our clients to do the same by leveraging our supply chain tools, technology and expertise.  By continuously improving, our clients and our enterprise grow faster than the competition. ”

Transportation Insight joins other respected North Carolina-based companies such as Belk, S&D Coffee and Remington Outdoor Company to make the list of Top 100 Private Companies.

Since 1984, Grant Thornton LLP has compiled this annual survey by ranking businesses headquartered in North Carolina based on revenue from the most recent fiscal year.

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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