HICKORY, NC (December 7, 2016) - Transportation Insight, a global lead logistics and end-to-end supply chain solutions provider, shares sustainability best practices in supply chain optimization during a webinar presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay® Transport Partnership. A 2016 SmartWay Excellence Award recipient, Transportation Insight participates in the online informational session alongside Bacardi USA, which this year earned its second consecutive SmartWay Excellence Award as a shipper.
Transportation Insight Senior Supply Chain Manager Donald Craig presents "Integrated Analytics: A Case for Sustainable Improvement" during a webinar Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. EST. It is open to the public here, and advanced registration is requested. Craig has more than 20 years of deep consulting experience in strategic and supply chain disciplines. Combining LEAN methodology with supply chain analytics, he and the Transportation Insight team of continuous process engineers employ a suite of industry-leading tools and technology to help clients continuously optimize the alignment of their supply chain to their business goals.
"By regularly completing data-driven analysis of our clients' supply chain networks and working alongside them to help implement continuous improvement strategies, we're helping facilitate long-term reduction of vehicle miles, fuel and energy consumption, and air pollution emissions tied to transportation and production," says Transportation Insight Chief Operating Officer Laura Easley. "As our partner shippers strive to become better companies, we're committed to helping them drive efficiencies that reduce environmental impact and establish business practices that enable them to better serve their end-customers in the future."
Transportation Insight is one of only two logistics providers that join 51 carriers and shippers receiving the 2016 SmartWay Excellence Award as industry leaders 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 impact of carbon pollution.
Bacardi USA is one of seven shippers to receive the 2016 SmartWay Excellence Award, the company's second consecutive recognition from the SmartWay Transport Partnership. Bacardi was recognized for its top environmental performance in demonstrating a series of coordinated measures to effectively integrate its supply chain planning operation and transportation partners to reduce their carbon footprint.
"Bacardi's reach for Freight Sustainability is achieved by addressing the precursory drivers within its enterprise impacting transportation efficiency," says Bacardi USA Supply Chain Director Frederick Stromeyer. "These drivers include accurate Sales Forecasting, collaborative Order Management and scheduled Shipment Planning, which, when successfully actualized, ultimately result in an efficient, lower carbon footprint."
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. Along with its strategic carrier sourcing expertise, proprietary freight and parcel invoice auditing applications and customized business intelligence solutions, its bundled technology offering, which includes 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. The company's ability to optimize supply chain and transportation strategies has prepared clients to achieve critical operational efficiencies necessary to a sustainable business model that's capable of serving end customers over the long term.