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SOURCE Transportation Insight
Extended LEAN® Methodology Eliminates Waste, Reduces Fuel Usage to Help Clients Meet Sustainability Goals
HICKORY, N.C., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Globally-recognized third-party logistics (3PL) provider Transportation Insight announces winning a Green Supply Chain Partner Award from Inbound Logistics magazine. Inbound Logistics' 75 Green Supply Chain Partner Awards (G75) highlight sustainability leaders in the logistics and transportation sector. Transportation Insight was chosen for delivering LEAN supply chain optimization solutions and robust transportation management technology and services to clients that result in reduced carbon emissions, lower mileage and lower fuel costs.
"Transportation Insight provides an Extended LEAN® continuous improvement methodology that blends traditional LEAN process improvement principles with logistics expertise and state-of-the-art technology to help clients eliminate waste, reduce costs and streamline processes across the extended supply chain," said Chris Baltz, President and CEO of Transportation Insight. "Our sophisticated transportation management system, Insight TMS®, helps clients achieve green supply chain results through optimal mode and carrier selection. In conjunction, our comprehensive data management and logistics reporting capabilities help clients streamline supply chain networks based upon simulation with historical data to reduce energy costs, mileage and fuel usage. We are honored to be recognized with this prestigious award for our sustainability practices."
Many Transportation Insight clients save millions by eliminating waste through implementation of Extended LEAN and state-of-the-art technology solutions. One client experienced the following:
- 30% reduction in annual inbound Less-than-Truckload (LTL) freight cost savings through improved shipment routing compliance, which also resulted in lower mileage, reduced carbon emissions and lower fuel costs
- 39% savings through supply chain sourcing of indirect materials
- 36% increase in inventory turns
Transportation Insight performs LEAN supply chain assessments to determine where to cut waste such as eliminating expedited shipments, lowering energy usage, reducing packaging, optimizing transportation loads and modes, gaining control over inbound and outbound shipments and improving communication and collaboration with transportation partners, vendors and customers. Furthermore, Transportation Insight is a SmartWay Transport® Partner, working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution. As a SmartWay Partner, Transportation Insight demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.
Inbound Logistics' G75 selection process considers a company's involvement in three areas: participation in public-private partnerships, corporate sustainability initiatives and collaborative customer-driven projects. Within this context, four benchmarks carry weight in the magazine's decision-making: measurable green results, sustainability innovation, continuous improvement and industry recognition. In a special "Lean and Green" issue of Inbound Logistics available in June 2014, the 75 leading companies that people can turn to when seeking green supply chain management and logistics partners will be featured. Inbound Logistics editors have determined the 2014 honorees truly "walk the walk" when it comes to supply chain sustainability.
About Transportation Insight, LLC
Transportation Insight is a global lead logistics provider with more than $1.6 billion in supply chain spend under management. For over a decade, the 3PL has partnered with hundreds of manufacturers, distributors and retailers 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 and business intelligence. Its logistics services include domestic transportation, 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 Charlotte, NC, Bentonville, AR and Atlanta, GA, as well as more than 40 client support offices across North America. For more about Transportation Insight, visit www.transportationinsight.com.
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