Transportation Insight Wins Food Logistics Top Green Supply Chain Provider Award

Green Provider 2015HICKORY, NC (August 25, 2015) – Transportation Insight, a leading global third-party logistics (3PL) provider, announces the company has won the Food Logistics Top Green Supply Chain Provider Award for 2015. The award is given to companies who take an active role in promoting sustainability throughout their operations and those of their customers. Transportation Insight was chosen because its bundled Enterprise Logistics solution and Extended LEAN® continuous improvement methodology provide the foundation for green initiatives within the supply chains of food and beverage companies, leading to reduced energy usage, smarter packaging, lowered fuel usage and optimized transportation operations.

“Transportation Insight believes sustainability and profitability go hand-in-hand, and our business model is designed to maximize both for our client partners,” says Chris Baltz, Transportation Insight President and CEO. “Our team of supply chain experts, in concert with our state-of-the-art bundled Enterprise Logistics solution and excellent carrier partners, utilize best practices to help customers yield the environmental benefits and increased profitability of fewer empty miles from consolidated, optimized loads and transportation modes. We are honored that our innovative, waste-reducing business practices have been recognized through the Food Logistics Top Green Supply Chain Provider Award.”

“In the food and beverage sector, sustainability and environmental stewardship are primary considerations given the unique relationship between businesses in this sector and our planet’s natural resources,” explains Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief for Food Logistics. “Our 2015 list of Top Green Providers includes agricultural companies, 3PLs, temperature-controlled facilities and others who demonstrate leadership in sustainability, which in turn positively affects their customers as well.”

Transportation Insight was chosen for delivering LEAN supply chain optimization solutions, advanced analytics and transportation management technology. The 3PL’s best-in-class client services group helps customers to diminish carbon emissions, lower mileage and reduce fuel costs while continuously improving the enterprise. Using its Enterprise Logistics solutions, clients can streamline their operations by:

  • Reducing logistics-related costs on inbound and outbound shipments
  • Providing Transportation Management System (TMS) applications  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

The Food Logistics Top Green Providers Award recognizes companies whose products, services, or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry. With a focus on sustainability in the global food supply chain, Food Logistics profiles companies who are exceeding industry standards in their sector. This year’s list includes food producers and manufacturers, 3PLs, transportation and logistics providers, equipment manufacturers and others whose products and services are driving sustainability from farm to fork.

About Transportation Insight, LLC
Transportation Insight is a global lead logistics provider with more than $3.6 billion in supply chain spend under management. For more than 15 years, 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 Atlanta, GA, Bentonville, AR, Charlotte, NC, Omaha, NE and Salt Lake City, UT, as well as more than 50 client support offices across North America. For more about Transportation Insight, visit

About Food Logistics
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