HICKORY, NC – (September 19, 2014) – Globally-recognized enterprise third-party logistics (3PL) provider Transportation Insight will demonstrate the transformative integration of two enterprise improvement disciplines at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference in San Antonio, TX from September 21-24. By marrying best-in-class supply chain analytics and Big Data business intelligence solutions with its Extended LEAN® continuous improvement methodology for the supply chain, the 3PL brings a unique perspective to measuring enterprise improvement. The implementation of these best practices results in marked increases in end-to-end supply chain productivity and direct value creation for end customers.
Eric Lail, Transportation Insight Vice President of Client Services and Continuous Improvement and one of 200 Shingo Prize Examiners worldwide, will share the power of Extended LEAN across complex global supply chains by creating a value stream map of a company’s end-to-end supply chain, from raw material supplier to end customer. This map of the entire enterprise and its many moving parts shows the importance of a tightly aligned network between all supply chain components to improve their ability to compete in a global marketplace.
“By combining our vast supply chain analytical expertise with the Extended LEAN thought process, we are meshing industry-leading tools from two disciplines that many people do not associate with each other,” says Lail, the creator of the Extended LEAN methodology. “We work with our clients to visualize the current state of their entire supply chain from a data perspective. Then, we apply LEAN principles to that picture to help these companies validate the areas where their business is doing well and uncover opportunities for improvement that may have otherwise never been discovered. All of this occurs while keeping the needs and demands of the customer at the forefront, true to traditional LEAN principles.”
Recently recognized as a Top 10 3PL for excellence in technology by Global Trade magazine, and as a recipient of the SDCE100 Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine for its development and implementation of Extended LEAN, Transportation Insight continues to move beyond traditional supply chain initiatives to provide multi-faceted solutions that advance network optimization and enable proactive decision-making, both through a continuous improvement mindset.
“Many 3PLs have challenges intimately engaging with their clients’ needs from an analytical perspective,” says Sophie Dabbs, Transportation Insight Vice President of Client Solutions. “By architecting an industry-leading data model and becoming a key resource for data management, supply chain design and continuous improvement methods, Transportation Insight is a valuable strategic partner to companies looking to leverage the data – and the Extended LEAN toolkit – throughout their enterprise as a competitive advantage.”
As one of the largest events for supply chain professionals in the world, the CSCMP Annual Global Conference provides attendees with comprehensive supply chain research and industry information from a balanced perspective of practitioners, academics and service providers. While processes are a key component of content at the conference, there is a heavy focus on providing knowledge that enables attendees to deliver superior value to their customers and consumers. Transportation Insight will be showcasing its enterprise solutions during the conference at Booth 725 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
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.