May 26, 2011 07:35 ET

INSIGHT Named a Top 20 Green Supply Chain Partner by Food Logistics

Clients Benefit From Optimized Supply Chain & Transportation Networks

MANASSAS, VA--(Marketwire - May 26, 2011) - INSIGHT, Inc., a top international provider of supply chain planning solutions for the world's foremost companies, announces being named to Food Logistics magazine's Top 20 Green Supply Chain Partners for 2011. For the first time, the editors of Food Logistics have recognized solution providers that have developed pioneering, innovative and creative products, services and programs to help their food and beverage customers achieve sustainable or "green" goals. INSIGHT was selected for helping clients develop strategic plans for greening their supply chains that include optimizing supply chain and transportation networks, accounting for by-products, and minimizing carbon emissions.

"Sustainable best practices are not only better for the environment, but contribute to the bottom line as well," says Katherine Doherty, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics magazine. "Our recipients are helping the industry to reduce their carbon impact in a variety of ways."

"Companies need to comprehensively re-evaluate their supply chains -- from purchasing, planning, and managing the use of materials, through manufacturing processes, to distributing finished products -- with an emphasis on environmental performance," said Jeff Karrenbauer, president of INSIGHT, Inc. "Businesses can integrate sustainability into their decision-making processes and what-if analysis to reduce the environmental impact on the supply chain. Many companies are 'greening' their supply chains by adopting sustainability best practices... and are often saving money as a result."

INSIGHT helps companies regularly evaluate their supply chain strategies to deal with expanding markets, strategic outsourcing opportunities, rising fuel costs, government regulations, disruptions and more. As energy prices fluctuate, every level of the supply chain is affected, from procurement through distribution, and should be reassessed holistically, not one component at a time.

After receiving nomination forms from solution providers, the editorial staff culled through submissions to compile this year's listing. Final recipients are featured in the June 2011 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at


INSIGHT provides optimization-based supply chain analytics and consulting services developed specifically to meet the dynamic business challenges prevalent in today's business environment. Founded by supply chain and operations research experts in 1978 with the goal of using world-class technology to add intelligence to decision making, INSIGHT solves the supply chain management issues of the world's foremost companies, including Abbott Laboratories, BASF, Clorox, ExxonMobil, Goodyear, GE, Kellogg, Nestle, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Toyota, and Unilever.

SAILS, INSIGHT's award-winning flagship product, can accurately represent a company's current business practices, from raw materials sourcing to capacity planning through delivery to the end customer. Insight Enterprise Strategy (IES) is the first and only product, which combines full supply chain design capabilities with the cost and demand impact of marketing initiatives, thereby generating profit-maximized corporate strategies. The X-System®, a proprietary optimization engine, powers a family of powerful analytical tools, including the design of global supply chains, shipment planning and dispatching, production planning and scheduling and transportation procurement. In addition, INSIGHT provides optimization components, partnering with third party software providers to deliver best-of-breed solutions. Our software and services help firms minimize costs, maximize profits, free up capital, streamline operations, and increase customer service levels. For more information, please visit us on the Web at


Food Logistics is published by Cygnus Business Media, a leading diversified business-to-business media company. The magazine serves the information needs of food, beverage and consumer packaged goods executives involved in warehousing, transportation and information technology, as well as third-party and refrigerated service providers. Through our print and online products, we provide news, trends and best practices that help more than 24,000 grocery and foodservice suppliers, distributors and retailers make better business decisions. On the web at

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