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Transportation Insight’s Latest Enterprise Logistics Technology Highlighted in Inbound Logistics Magazine

May 4, 2015
By PRN NewsWire

HICKORY, N.C., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Transportation Insight, a leading global third-party logistics (3PL) provider, and consumer electronics distributor client, DSI Systems Inc., are featured in the latest issue of Inbound Logistics magazine in the cover story emphasizing technology as the driving force behind long-term value creation. The editorial illustrates how Transportation Insight implemented its bundled Enterprise Logistics solution to help manage the growth and success of DSI’s complex supply chain. The almost decade-long partnership has resulted in DSI’s ability to stay ahead of the competition by leveraging Transportation Insight’s blended technology solution to better manage supply chain costs, gain visibility across the entire network and improve customer service.

When asked about the benefits of working with Transportation Insight, Dave Seibert, Senior Vice President of Operations at DSI Systems responded, “Transportation Insight does the heavy lifting behind the scenes in our day-to-day operations. Working with the 3PL’s bundled solution and their other robust technology offerings just makes sense; we work so closely together that they are an extension of our team and have significantly helped us better understand cost to serve each customer through comprehensive on-demand reporting. This knowledge shapes our long-term growth strategies to continuously optimize our supply chain.”

DSI’s information technology group worked closely with Transportation Insight’s IT team to integrate the company’s ERP system with the 3PL’s technology solution. This integration provides visibility to freight rates and carrier service times during the order entry process for easier customer quotes and enables real-time shipment tracking from regional DCs to final delivery. Utilizing Transportation Insight’s proprietary freight bill audit and payment system has reduced administrative time while achieving additional savings. DSI is also able to manage costs more accurately through the implementation of automated GL coding. With DSI leveraging the full range of solutions in Transportation Insight’s portfolio, the two businesses complement each other, which is the true success of a long-term partnership.

“Using Transportation Insight’s business intelligence portal, Insight Fusion(R), DSI is able to dig deeper into the numbers to better understand trends and gain insights. DSI and many other clients improve efficiencies and customer service levels to align with corporate initiatives surrounding sustainable growth and profitability,” said Jim Taylor, Vice President of Information Technology at Transportation Insight.

Transportation Insight Vice President of Supply Chain Analytics John Richardson expounds on the 3PL’s robust technology solutions and the impact actionable data can have on enterprise excellence. Richardson authors a Knowledgebase article, “The Next Frontier of Supply Chain Innovation: Analytics, LEAN and the Power of Big Data,” which was released in the same April 2015 technology issue of Inbound Logistics magazine.

True to its designation as a global lead logistics provider, Transportation Insight offers end-to-end solutions that include carrier sourcing, transportation management system (TMS) applications, freight bill payment and audit and business intelligence reporting, along with extensive value-added offerings of LEAN training and consulting, supply chain consulting, warehousing and packaging. An interactive, mobile Big Data solution enables clients to manipulate, analyze and fuse data from their supply chain or other sources. As an Enterprise Logistics provider, Transportation Insight solves vexing challenges facing today’s supply chains and excels in providing tools and technology that clients need to build competitive advantage. In addition, the 3PL’s application of deep industry knowledge results in reduced operational costs, higher margins and an environment where continuous improvement is the norm.

About Transportation Insight, LLC

Transportation Insight is a global lead logistics provider with more than $1.8 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(R) 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. For more about Transportation Insight, visit

Contact: Lisa Santos Farley Email: Phone: 828-485-5000

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