Transportation Insight, a global lead logistics and end-to-end supply chain solutions provider, was awarded with a 2016 SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.
The award recognizes Transportation Insight's efforts to work with client partners to implement supply chain network and transportation strategies that move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible while reducing the impacts of carbon pollution.
"Transportation Insight is focused on eliminating waste and facilitating supply chain improvements in ways that allow our client companies to become significantly better. By combining state-of-the-art technology, logistics expertise and LEAN-based continuous improvement methodology, we help craft strategies that streamline processes to reduce fuel usage, air emissions, vehicle miles and energy consumption," says Transportation Insight President and CEO Chris Baltz. "In doing so, we help our clients not only increase their long-term sustainability, but we help them reduce their impact on the planet's resources. We're honored to be recognized with this prestigious award for our practices focused on improving the efficiency of the global supply chain in ways that help our clients dominate their market."
Transportation Insight is one of only two logistics providers that join 51 carriers and shippers receiving the 2016 SmartWay Excellence Award. Based on quantifiable data and reporting tools submitted to the EPA, the award recognizes the top 1-2% of environmental performers among more than 3,500 partners in the SmartWay Transport program, a partnership of the U.S. EPA that reduces greenhouse gases and other pollutants and improves fuel efficiency.
For logistics providers, the award screening process requires evidence of environmental leadership impacts within the recipient company and the community. Transportation Insight Chief Operating Officer Laura Easley accepted the award during the 2016 Council of Supply Chain Management & Professionals' Annual Conference held in Orlando, FL on Sept. 27.
"Our clients are striving to become better companies, and as part of our partnership with them, we are committed to helping them drive efficiencies that not only reduce their environmental impact, but that also facilitate growth. Working alongside our clients, we're able to develop the relationships and awareness of their operations required to proactively examine their end-to-end supply chain and eliminate waste not only for them, but also for their suppliers and consumers," Easley says. "It is an honor to be recognized as one of the top environmental performers among thousands of SmartWay Transport partners providing supply chain solutions."
A SmartWay Transport partner since 2008, Transportation Insight's robust portfolio of solutions is designed to identify and reduce waste throughout the end-to-end supply chain. The company's Extended LEAN® continuous improvement methodology blends traditional LEAN process improvement principles with logistics expertise and technology to help clients reduce carbon emissions and lower mileage and fuel consumption. Its bundled technology solutions, which include Insight TMS®, helps clients achieve environmentally friendly supply chain results through shipping consolidation, calculated distribution center and warehouse locations, and optimal mode and carrier alignment.
Transportation Insight's comprehensive data management, logistics reporting and analysis capabilities enable clients to streamline their supply chain network and reduce energy costs based on historical data. Likewise, the company administers dimensional analysis to engineer packaging solutions that reduce wasted space in packages, and ultimately, package sizes.
"We're operating in an age when identifying and eliminating waste from the end-to-end supply chain requires a deep understanding and analysis of data associated with every step, from procurement through shipping to the end customer. Our analysis helps identify opportunities for clients to enhance their performance, enact efficiencies and achieve corporate goals," says Transportation Insight Vice President of Supply Chain Analytics John Richardson. "This award comes thanks to the diligent efforts of our team of engineers and analysts who are committed to crafting strategies, with detailed steps and timeframes, which help our clients transform their enterprise."
"SmartWay Shipper Partners understand that by improving supply chain efficiency they not only reduce freight transportation costs, but also reduce emissions of the carbon pollution that contributes to climate change," says EPA Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality Christopher Grundler. "Participating in EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership helps these businesses move goods in a manner that is better for business and helps protect our climate."