Transportation Insight Named Top Technology Provider for Food and Beverage Industry

Enterprise Logistics Provider Helps Clients Streamline Operations, Improve Customer Service, Protect Profit

HICKORY, NC (January 2, 2018) – Transportation Insight, a multi-modal Enterprise Logistics Provider, is recognized as a top provider of technology solutions helping food and beverage companies improve productivity and gain efficiency. Included among Food Logistics annual FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list for the fifth consecutive year, Transportation Insight was selected for its ability to improve clients’ supply chain results through a technology platform that facilitates optimal mode and carrier selection, comprehensive data management and logistics reporting, and what-if supply chain mapping and forecasting to drive process improvements, reduce costs and enable sustainable growth.

“The supply chains of food and beverage businesses are in a state of flux in today’s market increasingly impacted by mergers and acquisitions, government regulations, changing consumer tastes and growing overseas competition. Companies aligning themselves with knowledgeable Enterprise Logistics Providers are able to leverage a best-in-class technology platform and industry insider expertise to transform their supply chain,” says Transportation Insight President and CEO Chris Baltz. “We are honored to be recognized once again for helping clients continuously examine their end-to-end value stream network to find opportunities to reduce landed cost of goods and improve bottom line performance.”

Transportation Insight’s bundled Enterprise Logistics solution enables food and beverage companies to access, trace and verify information from suppliers, operations, packaging and transportation in order to maintain appropriate documentation demonstrating compliance. By combining TMS and freight invoice audit and payment with a cloud-based business intelligence platform, Insight Fusion®, Transportation Insight provides supply chain visibility from origin to destination to help proactively prevent issues arising from spoilage or shelf life. Transportation Insight leverages this blended stack of off-the-shelf and proprietary technology to improve carrier sourcing, automate execution processes for multiple modes, control and manage freight spending and collect, store and analyze data. As a result, the supply chain strategist provides clients with vast supply chain data assimilated into actionable business intelligence.

Transportation Insight Vice President of Consumer Products Solutions Rick Zaffarano’s in-house expertise in food, beverage and consumer packaged goods is noted as a differentiator by Food Logistics. A 2017 Food Logistics Champion, Zaffarano leverages more than 30 years of experience in food, fresh and CPG industry distribution operations, logistics and supply chain management to help supply chain executives improve supply chain control, real-time visibility and chain of custody awareness from suppliers, carriers and distribution centers to the end customer.

“We encourage our client partners to think about their supply chain in a holistic fashion. Rather than thinking about it simply in terms of trucks and freight, we identify the most efficient way to deliver a client’s inventory to their customer’s basket or doorstep. If we can do that, the qualities that allow me to deliver that item to the basket – data, communication effectiveness, speed, accuracy – start to align,” Zaffarano says. “If you approach supply chain within that paradigm, then you are engineering it to ultimately serve your customer’s customer.”

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 Chicago, IL, Canton, OH, Charlotte, NC and St. Louis, MO; and more than 50 client support offices across North America. For more about Transportation Insight, visit, email or call 833-421-0433.