Transportation Insight Vice President Named Charlotte CIO of the Year® Finalist

Information Technology Leader Jim Taylor is Among Four Finalists in Enterprise Category

JimTaylor_CIOHICKORY, NC (May 11, 2017) – Transportation Insight, a market-leading provider of technology-based logistics solutions for more than 1,300 retailers, manufacturers and distributors, announces that Jim Taylor, its Vice President of Information Technology, has been recognized by the Charlotte CIO Leadership Association as a CIO of the Year® finalist. Taylor is among four finalists in the Enterprise Award category, and Transportation Insight is the only logistics solutions provider recognized among 16 total finalists who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership.

“As Transportation Insight continues to establish its position as a market leader among Enterprise Logistics Providers, technology is at the core of our robust portfolio of services. Jim’s leadership in designing and developing Insight Fusion® and managing Insight TMS® as components of our superior blend of proprietary and off-the-shelf solutions delivers our clients millions in quantifiable savings not only in logistics costs, but across their enterprises,” says Transportation Insight President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Baltz. “In addition to the critical functionality he and his team supports for our clients, Jim’s leadership of our internal technology team guarantees smooth day-to-day operations within the Transportation Insight enterprise, enabling us to maximize our efficiencies and better serve our client partners.”

Since 1998, the CIO of the Year® Awards has honored chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. More than 70 nominations were received for four award categories, including Corporate, Enterprise, Non-Profit/Public Sector and Global. Award recipients are selected based on their contributions in:

  • Innovation in strategy and implementation of enterprise-wide IT systems
  • Leadership and management effectiveness
  • Business value as a direct result of IT operations
  • Engagement in industry and/or community endeavors

“Technology is becoming a more accessible tool for companies to leverage in ways that makes their overall processes more effective. Technologies around cloud computing, the Internet of Things and data – whether it is Big Data, small data or dark data – is at the foundation of strategies to drive more efficiencies through improved data monitoring capabilities and actionable business insight that ultimately helps companies identify and address opportunities to become better financial stewards,” says Taylor, a Supply and Demand Chain Executive Pro to Know. “I’m honored to be recognized by the Charlotte CIO Leadership Association for Transportation Insight’s overriding commitment to employing human capital expertise and state-of-the-art resources to help our clients dominate their markets.”

With more than 20 years of experience in global supply chain operations, Taylor is deeply familiar with the transportation challenges many companies face. His exposure to those struggles positions him to apply his knowledge in the design and implementation of solutions for Transportation Insight clients. Among these, design of Insight Fusion®, Transportation Insight’s proprietary interactive business intelligence portal, and management of Insight TMS®, Transportation Insight’s web-based, scalable and flexible transportation management system, enables clients to maximize their productivity and improve their decision-making processes. Transportation Insight clients are able to select their optimal transportation mode and track shipments to optimize their transportation dollars and, ultimately, make better decisions that minimize their cost to serve. In addition to eliminating the need for clients to make a significant capital investment in a transportation management system, these systems provide millions of dollars in quantifiable savings achieved through improved efficiencies.

CIO of the Year Finalists will be honored by the Charlotte CIO Leadership Association during the annual CIO Awards Breakfast in August, when winners will be announced in each category.

About Transportation Insight, LLC

Transportation Insight is a multi-modal, lead logistics provider with more than $1.7 billion in gross annual revenue. For nearly 20 years, the Enterprise Logistics Solutions Provider 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, parcel technology platform (audit, engineering, advanced analytics) and business intelligence. Its logistics services include domestic transportation, e-commerce 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.