Transportation Insight Addresses Emerging E-Commerce Controls at Parcel Forum 2018

Enterprise Logistics Provider’s Global Trade Experts Share Strategies for Minimizing Risk

HICKORY, NC (September 24, 2018) – Transportation Insight, a multi-modal Enterprise Logistics Provider and e-commerce supply chain strategist, shares the deep industry insight of its international trade compliance experts during Parcel Forum 2018 in Chicago this week. Transportation Insight’s Vice President of Client Solutions Rick Brumett and Head of Global Trade Compliance Rennie Alston will present “Mitigating Risk at the Border” to small-package shippers seeking an in-depth understanding of the unprecedented challenges regarding e-commerce and international trade.

Applying a unique lens of integrated multi-modal intelligence and operational expertise to the e-commerce landscape, Transportation Insight offers forward-thinking companies insight into best practices for navigating risk, while optimizing channels and modes to achieve next-generation supply chain agility and customer service. During the event September 24-26 at Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, Transportation Insight’s Parcel Experts are discussing international trade compliance, digital transformation, peak season surcharges, network optimization and best practices used by small-package shippers to improve e-commerce performance.

“E-commerce presents a growth opportunity for many businesses, but organizations tapping into digital sales platforms face increased layers of administrative enforcement and elevated scrutiny when they trade internationally. With that scrutiny comes additional risk exposure for importers,” says Brumett, a Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pro to Know with more than 35 years of experience in retail supply chains, multi-modal transportation solutions and warehouse network design. “In fulfilling its commitment to protect the commerce and the security of the United States, the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection is aggressively enforcing existing trade regulations. The CBP is also collaborating with cooperative partners to implement new processes that ultimately support the growth of trusted shippers while targeting parties that aren’t trading responsibly.”

Transportation Insight’s presentation is featured in Parcel Forum’s Mastering International learning pod and is scheduled for Sept. 26 at 12:40 p.m. Certified in International Compliance for Import/Export, Brumett presents alongside Alston, a licensed customhouse broker and Global Security Specialist with more than 30 years of interactive work experience with CBP. Alston has more than 20 years of experience conducting college-accredited courses on U.S. Customs Regulations and Documentation, and he regularly contributes thought leadership and analysis to the international trade community.

“We look forward to sharing with e-commerce importers and exporters some of the new enforcement strategies that are being pursued in the marketplace, as well as some of the best practices trusted traders are leveraging to validate their processes,” Brumett continues. “During the current climate of uncertainty that exists in international trade, it is critical that importers understand trade compliance management at the highest level of their organization.”

As an Enterprise Logistics Provider, Transportation Insight serves as a business partner and consultant to leaders responsible for the end-to-end supply chain, from foreign vendor floor to customer door. The omni-modal supply chain strategist’s Insight Parcel® platform combines audit, network engineering and advanced analytics to implement a diagnose first and prescribe later approach that optimizes efficiencies and maximizes service to end customers.

“Operating within an integrated ecoscape where shippers can leverage class-leading, rapidly deployable technologies to obtain port-to-door line of sight and multi-modal optimization can position companies to manage high-velocity transformational change. This can be especially impactful at a time when e-commerce demands are driving consumers, B-to-C and B-to-B players to the convenience of online buying and selling,” says Transportation Insight Vice President of Parcel Operations Todd Benge, a Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pro to Know. “We’re looking forward to helping small-package shippers better understand how an Enterprise Logistics partnership can co-innovate predictive strategic solutions to manage disruptions, improve profitability and sustain five-star customer service.”

Transportation Insight’s attending team of Parcel Experts includes Benge; Vice President of Parcel Solutions Charles Moore, a Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pro to Know; Senior Partner of Parcel Solutions Jeff Eischen; and Senior Director of Integrated Solutions Bill Loftis. Loftis, a 2018 Supply & Demand Chain Pro to Know, will offer insight on order fulfillment excellence and omni-channel strategies that drive item-level net profitability.

Named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s most rapidly growing private companies for 11 consecutive years, Transportation Insight is a U.S. EPA SmartWay® Excellence Awardee that helps improve transportation strategies for some of the world’s largest shippers, including a North American retailer that expanded its e-commerce business model while realizing more than $9 million in average annual savings. A PARCEL 2018-19 Hot Company for Small Package Solutions, Transportation Insight helps companies leverage data to re-engineer their supply chains and design shipping programs that improve alignment between business objectives and carrier networks to achieve maximum efficiency and serviceability.

Brumett’s most recent article on mitigating risks associated with omni-channel growth published in the August edition of Parcel magazine.

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 hundreds of 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. 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 including secondary packaging. Headquartered in Hickory, NC, Transportation Insight has secondary operating centers in Atlanta, GA, Bentonville, AR, Boston, MA, Canton, OH, Charlotte, NC, Omaha, NE, Overland Park, KS 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.