Transportation Insight’s Rick Brumett Named 2017 Supply Chain Pro to Know

Industry Veteran Integral to Transportation Insight’s Enterprise Logistics Solutions Platform

2017-Pros-to-Know-LogoHICKORY, NC (February 24, 2017) – Transportation Insight, a global lead logistics and end-to-end supply chain solutions provider, announces that Vice President of Client Solutions Rick Brumett has been named a Provider Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. Brumett was selected for his ability to help companies formulate global door-to-door strategies that promote growth and mitigate risk in a shipping environment increasingly reliant on best practices in import/export compliance and omni-channel delivery speed, service and flexibility. He is committed to helping Transportation Insight client partners strategically utilize their supply chains to improve customer experience and drive profit.

“Rick’s 37-year career in building retail supply chains, multi-modal transportation solutions and efficient warehouse networks positions him as a thought leader and visionary in the logistics and transportation industry,” says Transportation Insight CEO and President Chris Baltz. “His wealth of experience undergirds Transportation Insight solutions that focus on helping clients achieve significant cost savings, reduce cycle times and improve customer satisfaction rates.”

Certified in international import/export compliance, Brumett anchors Transportation Insight’s efforts to help shippers understand and effectively navigate international shipping regulations. His expertise allows him to deploy a constant risk assessment mindset to help clients identify new threats, particularly in these uncertain times of enhanced enforcement. This strategic focus on global shipping compliance anchors Transportation Insight’s international platform that helps shippers expand their global footprint and identify opportunities for efficiencies created through on- or near-shoring.

Brumett’s significant retail and distribution experience is integral to Transportation Insight’s warehouse services offering that helps companies identify cost-effective, customer-centric solutions in an increasingly complex omni-channel economy. These flexible solutions provide large volume e-tailers with space and expertise-based solutions to enable dynamic response to growing e-commerce demand. Only the very largest online retailers are maintaining unified sales, shipping and warehousing to serve customers under one umbrella. For many others, Transportation Insight functions as an extra set of hands to help shippers leverage variable capacity warehouse services and a multi-modal (Truckload, LTL and Parcel) domestic transportation network to build a more efficient model of their own.

“Transportation Insight is dedicated to helping clients understand and analyze their supply chain so that the strategic flow of goods through the network becomes a competitive advantage, rather than a driver of expense control at the bottom line,” Brumett says. “As e-commerce continues to grow into a dominant economic force, it is essential that companies continuously examine their distribution processes, their inventory deployment model and delivery capabilities so that they can continue to meet customers’ expectations for five-star service. I’m honored to receive this award that ultimately recognizes Transportation Insight’s mission to help our clients grow their market position.”

This year’s list of Pros to Know includes individuals from software firms and service providers, consultancies or academia, who helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community at large prepare to meet these challenges—and Practitioner Pros, who do the same within their own companies. Supply & Demand Chain Executive received more than 300 entries for the 2017 Pros to Know Awards. Check out Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s website at for the full list of all the 2017 Pros to Know and Practitioner Pros winners.

“Supply & Demand Chain Executive congratulates the 2017 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know recipients. The Pros to Know is a listing of exceptional corporate executives at manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges in the year ahead,” says Ronnie Garrett, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “We commend recipients for their achievements. Their accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage the supply chain for competitive advantage. Their efforts in developing the tools, processes and a knowledge base for supply chain transformation, as well as in promoting new approaches to supply chain enablement, earned these individuals a rightful place in this year’s Pros to Know listing.”

About Transportation Insight, LLC

Transportation Insight is a multi-modal, lead logistics provider with more than $1.5 billion in gross annual revenue. For more than 15 years, the 4PL has partnered with hundreds of retailers, manufacturers and distributors to achieve significant cost savings, reduce cycle times and improve customer satisfaction rates by providing customized parcel and 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, parcel shipping solutions, 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, Boston, MA, 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, email or call 877-226-9950.

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