Transportation Insight Vice President Recognized as Charlotte CIO of the Year Finalist
IT Leader Latest to Receive Accolades for Enterprise Logistics Provider’s Technology Services Platform
HICKORY, NC (August 24, 2018) – Transportation Insight, a market-leading provider of technology-based, multi-modal logistics solutions for more than 1,500 manufacturers, retailers, e-tailers and distributors, announces that Vice President of Information Technology Jim Taylor is a finalist for the CIO Charlotte Leadership Association’s CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award. Taylor is among three finalists in the Enterprise Award category, and Transportation Insight, an Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame member, is the only logistics solutions provider recognized among 18 total finalists who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. The Enterprise Logistics Provider’s technology platform and service capabilities continue to receive recognition as a differentiator in the marketplace.
“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 support 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. This recognition is greatly deserved.”
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, including e-commerce and omni-channel supply chain solutions.
“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 – are 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 & Demand Chain Executive Pro to Know. “I’m honored to be recognized by the Charlotte CIO Leadership Association for Transportation Insight’s overarching commitment to provide clients with continuous improvement, human capital expertise and state-of-the-art technology that helps them dominate their markets.”
Transportation Insight’s proprietary interactive business intelligence portal, Insight Fusion, and web-based, scalable and flexible transportation management system, Insight TMS, are key elements of the organization’s technology platform that enables clients to maximize productivity and improve decision-making processes. Taylor’s leadership and his assembled IT team are integral to the design and management of these technology tools that allow Transportation Insight clients to optimize their transportation dollars and, ultimately, make better decisions that minimize cost to serve and drive improved customer experience. 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.
By combining proprietary applications Insight Fusion and Insight TMS with a landscape of additional market-leading commercial products within one operational environment, Transportation Insight offers clients a suite of services that supports digital transformation. The Enterprise Logistics Provider’s technology capabilities have been recognized as a Top 10 3PL for Best Technology by Global Trade and Top 100 Software and Technology Provider by Food Logistics. Transportation Insight received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay® Excellence Award, which reflects the company’s ability to effectively utilize supply chain planning technology to optimize clients’ transportation strategies and reduce their expenses and air pollution emissions while improving their long-term sustainability.
“The delivery of Insight Fusion from concept to production was a meaningful contribution to our organization, but the success that fulfills me most comes from the role I’ve been allowed to play in the build out, advancement and ongoing success of a world-class IT organization,” Taylor says. “To be part of a team that has expanded more than three-fold through organic and acquisition growth with virtually no turnover and that consistently delivers with excellence and commitment in service to each other, our clients and community — that is achievement.”
Taylor serves on the Advisory Board for the Charlotte CIO Leadership Association, one of 11 chapters in the Inspire CIO Leadership Network. This national professional organization is comprised exclusively of CIOs and equivalent executives from public and private companies, government, education, healthcare and non-profit organizations. Since 1998, the Charlotte CIO Leadership Association’s CIO of the Year ORBIE Award has honored chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. More than 80 nominations were received for six 2018 award categories, including Super Global, Global, Enterprise, Corporate, Healthcare and Education.
“The CIO ORBIE Awards highlight the critical role CIOs and technology play in business strategy and operational success,” says Craig Richardville, Chair of the Charlotte CIO of the Year Awards. “Chief information officers oversee systems that serve every employee and every customer of modern organizations, and great technology leadership is the differentiator between success and failure.”
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 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.