November 19, 2013 07:40 ET

INSIGHT Wins Green Supply Chain Award

Chosen for Optimizing Transportation Networks, Lowering Energy Costs, and More

MANASSAS, VA--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2013) - INSIGHT, Inc., a top international provider of supply chain planning solutions for the world's foremost companies, announces winning the 2013 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. INSIGHT was chosen for its strategic supply chain planning solutions that help customers develop optimal supply chain strategies that minimize costs, energy, and carbon while simultaneously maximizing profits. 

"INSIGHT's software goes well beyond the traditional objective of network cost minimization by either optimizing or auditing energy consumption and/or carbon emissions. It can also explicitly take into account complex issues associated with manufacturing by-products and cap-and-trade government policies," said Dr. Jeffrey (Jeff) Karrenbauer, president and co-founder of INSIGHT. "We are pleased to once again win this prestigious award."

"Leading companies recognize that initiating sustainable practices in their supply chain processes is key towards driving their competitive edge in today's recovering economy," said Barry Hochfelder, Editor, Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "This has been increasingly evident over the past few years and is relatively clear with the increased number of entries we received this year for our annual green awards. The increased adoption of green best practices and strategies will only continue to grow."

Balancing cost minimization, green objectives, and customer delivery expectations are specific challenges that INSIGHT's customers face. Customer service requirements and expectations sometimes mandate premium modes of transportation, such as next day or second day delivery. These types of modes increase operating costs and transportation spend. Prices of energy and fuel affect everything in the supply chain, from procurement, manufacturing, ports, distribution centers, transportation, inventory, and so on. To address these challenges, INSIGHT's customers develop and regularly reassess their strategy in the context of the entire supply chain, not myopically with respect to only one component such as transportation costs. 

Supply & Demand Chain Executive's "Green Supply Chain Awards" spotlight the different sustainable approaches that global businesses take to cut costs, save time, drive revenue and improve their carbon footprint in the areas of product lifecycle management (PLM), order demand capture, sourcing, technology & integration infrastructure, procurement and other areas of the supply chain. The businesses included in this year's fifth annual "green" awards demonstrated their sustainability best practices in a variety of examples, some of which include manufacturing goods using recycled materials; using alternative fuel vehicles; and working to pass on sustainability best practices further down their supply chain to distributors, third-party providers and other key moving parts. The full listing of the 2013 Green Supply Chain Award honorees will be available on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive Website at on Nov. 16. An expanded listing will appear in the December 2013 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and online thereafter.

About Insight, Inc.

INSIGHT, Inc. provides optimization-based supply chain analytics and consulting services to meet today's dynamic business challenges. Founded by supply chain and operations research experts in 1978 to apply world-class technology with intelligence and rigor to decision making, INSIGHT solves the complex supply chain strategic, tactical, and financial planning management issues of the world's foremost companies, including many of the Fortune 100 firms, such as ExxonMobil, Nestle, and BASF. 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

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Supply & Demand Chain Executive is a publication of Cygnus Business Media. Visit us on the Web at and on smartphones and tablets at

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