Transportation Insight, a global third-party logistics (3PL) provider, has acquired BirdDog Solutions, a provider of parcel logistics solutions in North America. The transaction advances Transportation Insight’s small package offering to a more robust suite of services that includes parcel logistics optimization, parcel auditing and advanced parcel analytics.
The parcel logistics technology infrastructure created as a result of the merging of the two companies – Transportation Insight Parcel Solutions Powered by BirdDog – gives Transportation Insight clients tier one solutions across all transportation modes and enables shippers to leverage an optimized supply chain as a competitive advantage.
“Integrating the BirdDog Solutions organization into the Transportation Insight enterprise brings our clients more expertise, tools and technology,” said Chris Baltz, Transportation Insight president and chief executive officer. “The vision and innovation of our combined resources, along with our willingness to go the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction, enables us to deliver maximum value.”
Transportation Insight Parcel Solutions Powered by BirdDog drives process automation, simplifies complex GL coding, delivers business intelligence and brings clients opportunities for strategic enterprise improvement.
“Our team is thrilled to join forces with a company of Transportation Insight’s capability and reputation,” said Ken Wacker, former President of BirdDog Solutions. “The solutions-based business model and logistics toolkit that we have in place is very appealing to a broad base of companies. We will continue our efforts to help shipper supply chains operate at maximum efficiency levels while delivering the best experience possible to their end customers.”
The acquisition of BirdDog Solutions moves Transportation Insight closer to achieving its long-range growth plans. The company projects an expansion to nearly $5 billion in gross revenue by January 1, 2020, becoming the largest and most reputable provider of value-based logistics in North America.
“We are very excited about the positive impact of the industry-leading talent and technology we’ve gained through this acquisition,” said Transportation Insight founder and chairman Paul Thompson. “With the infrastructure we now have in place, we are well-positioned to become the logistics services provider of choice for companies relying on e-commerce as a critical delivery channel.”
With a client base of more than 1,000 companies across all major sectors of the North American economy, the 3PL now sees annual gross revenues of more than $1.55 billion and has more than $4.6 billion in supply chain spend under management.