Transportation Insight E-Commerce Solution Recognized as SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Project
Client Improves E-Commerce Market Position, Achieves Annual Savings of >$9M
HICKORY, NC (July 6, 2017) – Transportation Insight, a multi-modal lead logistics provider, received a SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine for its transformational e-commerce solutions resulting in significant improvements in overall supply chain performance. Transportation Insight was recognized for optimizing the logistics operations of a large, national retailer of athletic apparel, footwear and accessories to directly align with the retailer’s long-term strategy of achieving accelerated, efficient growth through expanded e-commerce offerings. With the help of Transportation Insight’s continuous improvement methodology, the retailer developed a more effective shipping program, a competitive market position and total transparency into shipping data, with annual savings of more than $9 million.
“Transportation Insight works as an extension of the client’s team, helping them transition their operations from B2B to e-commerce by leveraging industry knowledge, knowing the retailer’s key performance indicators and developing strategies for rapid growth,” says Transportation Insight President and CEO Chris Baltz. “Using our integrated Enterprise Logistics solutions, the retailer reduced billing errors in their parcel and freight operations through our rigorous auditing process, improved customer service with added multi-modal insight into service failures and performance gaps, and optimized the utilization of parcel and LTL, a critical factor in selling direct versus commercially to the customer. We are pleased to receive this prestigious award for helping our client gain an operational and financial competitive advantage by leveraging our expertise, technology and analytics to re-engineer their supply chain to sell directly to the consumer market.”
Through a Co-managed Logistics® approach, Transportation Insight worked alongside this national retailer as it shifted its business model focus from one that relies on brick-and-mortar sales to more of an emphasis on e-commerce operations. At a time when the retailer was in aggressive expansion mode, Transportation Insight worked to first identify shipping processes and reporting capabilities that did not align with the company’s business objectives.
With a clear understanding of the retailer’s goals, customer service initiatives, logistics requirements, fulfillment objectives and key metrics, Transportation Insight engineered a shipping program that reduced shipping costs and increased revenue due to improved operational alignment. By delivering greater shipping data visibility, Transportation Insight provided ongoing improvement recommendations based on customer and market demand, while ongoing audit services further reduced expenditures, mitigated financial risk and ensured compliance within the retailer’s business practices. Transportation Insight’s enterprise and e-commerce solutions helped the client optimize its parcel and LTL shipping practices, improve its inventory distribution and replenishment strategies and reduce parcel and freight billing errors.
“Our goal with 2017’s Top 100 is to shine the spotlight on successful and innovative transformation projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the supply chain,” says Supply & Demand Chain Executive Editor Ronnie Garrett. “The selected projects can serve as a roadmap for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. We congratulate all of our winners for a job well done!”
The SDCE 100 is an annual list of 100 great supply chain projects that appears in the magazine’s June 2017 print edition and online at www.sdcexec.com.
About Transportation Insight, LLC
Transportation Insight is a multi-modal, lead logistics provider with more than $1.7 billion in gross annual revenue. For almost 20 years, the Enterprise Logistics 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, e-commerce 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 www.transportationinsight.com, email or call 877-226-9950.
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