Transportation Insight Honored with Top Green Supply Chain Award
Fourth Consecutive Appearance on Prestigious List Recognizing Efficient Solutions for Food and Beverage Clients
HICKORY, NC (July 3, 2018) – Transportation Insight, a multi-modal lead logistics provider and U.S. EPA SmartWay® Excellence Awardee, received recognition as a Food Logistics 2018 Top Green Provider. For the fourth consecutive year, Transportation Insight is included in this annual list of companies whose products, services or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry. Transportation Insight was selected for its ability to help food and beverage clients reduce their environmental impact through multi-modal Enterprise Logistics solutions that optimize transportation operations and lower fuel usage, vehicle mileage and, as a result, air pollution emissions.
“Our robust, state-of-the-art Enterprise Logistics solutions platform helps our client partners achieve the most cost-effective, efficient routes with optimized loads and fewer empty miles to yield sustainable benefits,” says Transportation Insight President and CEO Chris Baltz. “We are extremely pleased to be recognized for the fourth consecutive year for helping food and beverage customers leverage green supply chain strategies that reduce carbon footprints and lower fuel usage, benefitting the environment as a whole while improving clients’ sustainability efforts.”
Using its proprietary Extended LEAN® continuous improvement methodology for the end-to-end supply chain, Transportation Insight helps manufacturers, retailers and distributors implement business practices that achieve sustainable performance improvement. The company anchors its Enterprise Logistics Solutions on a robust platform of technology applications, data analysis and deep logistics industry expertise. By working with clients under a Co-managed Logistics® approach in which shippers maintain the level of operational control they desire, Transportation Insight helps companies design and maintain optimal transportation networks that are able to respond quickly and efficiently to marketplace changes. The introduction of continuous analytics into the Extended LEAN methodology enables Transportation Insight to deliver strategic network design, transportation optimization studies and continuous improvement updates to reduce clients’ carbon footprints and drive increases in operational efficiency. For instance, by aggregating loads and matching freight with appropriate assets in an ever-expanding carrier network, Transportation Insight’s client logistics operations minimize empty miles and reduce environmental impact.
“The agricultural sector and food supply chains at large have long recognized the importance of environmental stewardship for long-term sustainability in both business and for future food production globally,” says Lara L. Sowinski, Food Logistics editorial director. “Food Logistics remains committed to promoting those in our industry who understand their leadership role in sustainability and work to raise the bar with new products, services and strategies each year.”
Transportation Insight brings visibility to the end-to-end supply chain while collecting over 200 data points from each invoice using its proprietary freight invoice audit and payment system. This underpins comprehensive supply chain analysis that helps clients implement, monitor and maintain best supply chain practices. The lead logistics provider won the U.S. EPA SmartWay® Excellence Award for efforts in support of and complementary to SmartWay environmental goals such as effective collaboration, advanced technology and operational practices.
Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers list includes grocers, 3PLs, cold storage providers, pallet and packaging manufacturers, software and technology companies and others whose products and services are elevating sustainability to a competitive advantage. The 2018 Top Green Providers are showcased in Food Logistics’ June issue, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com.
About Transportation Insight, LLC
Transportation Insight is a multi-modal, lead logistics provider with $3.9 billion in logistics spend under management. For nearly 20 years, the Enterprise Logistics Solutions Provider has partnered with manufacturers, retailers and distributors 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, parcel technology platform (audit, engineering, advanced analytics) and business intelligence. Serving over 1,500 clients, its logistics services portfolio includes domestic transportation, e-commerce solutions, supply chain analytics, international transportation, warehouse sourcing, LEAN consulting and supply chain sourcing of indirect materials including secondary packaging. Headquartered in Hickory, NC, Transportation Insight has secondary operating centers in Atlanta, GA, Bentonville, AR, Boston, MA, Charlotte, NC, Omaha, NE, Overland Park, KS and Salt Lake City, UT; service centers in Chicago, IL, Canton, OH, Charlotte, NC and St. Louis, MO; and more than 50 client support offices across North America. For more about Transportation Insight, visit www.transportationinsight.com, email or call 877-226-9950.
About Food Logistics
Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media, a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world’s most recognized B2B brands. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics, supply chain and other industries with print, digital and custom products, events and social media.