Transportation Insight Selected for Green Supply Chain Award for Second Consecutive Year

Green Supply ChainHICKORY, NC (November 11, 2014) – Nationally-acclaimed enterprise third-party logistics (3PL) provider Transportation Insight has again received a Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) magazine for helping clients eliminate waste from their supply chains. Transportation Insight’s proprietary Extended LEAN® continuous improvement methodology identifies and removes non-value-added activities, whether within the company’s four walls or throughout the extended supply chain. By reducing waste, clients meet their green supply chain and sustainability goals of lowered energy usage, reduced carbon emissions, diminished secondary packaging and more.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive for our work with clients to help advance sustainability efforts,” said Laura Easley, Chief Operating Officer of Transportation Insight. “Under the principles defined by our Extended LEAN continuous improvement methodology, our enterprise logistics solutions enable our clients to eliminate non-value-added supply chain activities, while generating more value for their end customers.”

Transportation Insight received the award because of the 3PL’s long-term continuous enterprise improvement partnerships with hundreds of clients. Transportation Insight constructs customized, flexible solutions based on its Extended LEAN methodology that broadens the use of traditional LEAN principles to the client’s end-to-end value chain. These partnerships between clients and Transportation Insight continue to eliminate waste and advance sustainability efforts within client organizations and from vendor to customer. Transportation Insight streamlines the client enterprise by:

  • Reducing freight costs on inbound and outbound shipments
  • Providing transportation management systems to simplify shipment routing and execution
  • Supplying actionable business intelligence reporting to help leadership monitor key performance indicators
  • Auditing and paying freight invoices to significantly reduce overcharges
  • Applying specific GL coding rules to freight invoices, reducing administrative time
  • Assisting in the development and refining of purchasing strategies to lower costs on indirect materials, such as MRO supplies and secondary packaging

The SDCE Green awards highlight companies that are making sustainability a core part of the businesses and supply chain strategies. About 100 submissions were received through an open nomination process. The magazine’s editorial staff reviewed the submissions based on clarity and content of the goals and strategy, the extent of the steps being taken and the impact of the results to date. Honored companies are recognized in the areas of Sourcing/Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Operations, Product Lifecycle Management and other areas of the supply chain. The awards also spotlight providers of supply chain solutions and services, such as Transportation Insight, that assist their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals.

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