Transportation Insight Educational Webinar for Snack Food Association Coincides with SNAXPO

Subject Matter Experts Discuss Aligning Supply Chain and Distribution to Overall Business Strategy

Snack Food Association snaxpo-2016HICKORY, NC (March 25, 2016) – Transportation Insight, a leading global third-party logistics (3PL) provider, recently presented a webinar to members of the Snack Food Association entitled “Aligning Distribution Networks with Business Strategy.” In the webinar, Vice President of Supply Chain Analytics John Richardson and Vice President of Continuous Improvement Eric Lail discuss how companies can better understand their cost to serve customers and how to maximize profit margin by leveraging deep data analysis and proven continuous improvement principles.

“Every company’s main objective is to strike a balance between operating at the lowest cost possible and maintaining service levels that meet customer expectations,” says Richardson. “Once we help companies build a complete supply chain model, we analyze it continuously to ensure they are always meeting customer demand at the least landed cost possible. In addition, the visibility resulting from the model enables shippers to measure the impact of a host of different scenarios and build contingency plans based on potential supply chain risks.”

Richardson, named a Provider Pro to Know for 2016 by Supply & Demand Chain Executive, has vast experience working with food manufacturers, producers and distributors to uncover bottlenecks within their operations, while implementing innovative supply chain solutions that merge deep data analysis with a continuous improvement mindset.

“It’s vitally important for companies on a continuous improvement journey within their company to examine processes beyond the four walls for potential elimination of non-value-added activity,” says Lail. “We help our clients look at their entire value chain to see where the order-to-cash process can be accelerated and costs can be reduced. When conducted alongside internal continuous improvement efforts and deep data analysis, the results can be transformational.”

One of 250 Shingo Prize examiners worldwide and a Provider Pro to Know in 2015, Lail brings a high level of expertise in continuous improvement and LEAN principles for streamlining operations, transforming production and reducing costs.

As a recipient of the 2015 Food Logistics Top Green Providers Award, Top 100 Food Logistics Top Software & Technology Provider Award and Food Logistics Top 100 3PL & Cold Storage Provider Award, Transportation Insight is widely recognized as a leader in the food logistics space. The 3PL service offering supports clients to reduce supply chain-related expenses as a percentage of sales, facilitates faster delivery of products to store shelves and increases fuel efficiency with optimized transportation networks. Transportation Insight 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.

In addition to the webinar, Transportation Insight showcased its integrated Enterprise Logistics solutions at SNAXPO, the world’s premier trade show devoted exclusively to snack food industry manufacturers and suppliers, in Houston on March 19 – 22.

About Transportation Insight, LLC

Transportation Insight is a global lead logistics provider with more than $4.6 billion in supply chain spend under management. For more than 16 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, Plymouth, MA and Salt Lake City, UT, as well as more than 50 client support offices across North America. For more about Transportation Insight, visit, email or call 877-226-9950.