Archive for October, 2017

Accurate rating is the hallmark of LTL transportation

Neutral base rates that are accurate and dependable will provide shippers, carriers and other supply chain stakeholders the confidence that their LTL transportation strategies are backed by extensive data analysis and business intelligence resulting in a true win-win for all parties involved.

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Fueling the LTL shipment lifecycle

SMC³ covers the entire LTL shipment lifecycle, allowing transportation management system providers like Oracle and MercuryGate to focus on the remaining cogs in the transportation machine. Instead of having to build up their own LTL systems, TMS provider partners simply work with SMC³ to provide transformative LTL technology tools to innovative shippers and 3PLs throughout North America.

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Frequent updates aid FastClass customers

The National Motor Freight Transport Association’s Commodity Classifications Standards Board makes occasional updates to its voluminous classification system. These revisions are needed to guarantee the unrestricted flow of commerce. To adapt to the frequent NMFC amendments and to provide customers with the most up-to-date solutions, SMC³ sends out occasional updates to its market-leading FastClass software.

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Carriers taking last-mile transportation in house

The last-mile industry is too complex for all carriers to fully embrace this trend. Last-mile transportation is currently fragmented, and as in any relatively new business, there are a number of early adopters participating in the last-mile arena that really have no specialized training. LTL carriers need to pay specific attention to maintaining a relationship with a trusted last-mile provider.

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Big data and LTL analysis create business opportunities

Rising alongside the concept of big data is the job of LTL data scientist. This role combines business and LTL analysis functions and moves it to a broadened level of focus. Many of the traits of the analyst are needed; their formal training encompasses a solid foundation in computer science with emphasis in transportation analysis, math, modeling and statistics.

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