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LTL Digitization: Make the Most of Existing Technologies

Communication is a crucial underpinning to any supply chain, but all companies must speak the same language throughout the shipment lifecycle. Whether companies are using EDI or API protocols, when they need to connect but have disparate messaging systems, a technology provider has to transform the available data into a uniform, consumable format. This can be a complex and complicated process requiring technical expertise and experience.

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New Executive Council Establishing Less-Than-Truckload Digitalization Standards

Last week, a leading group of transportation executives and thought leaders have announced that they have brought together more than 20 organizations to support and evolve the LTL industry. The Digital LTL Council brings together carriers, logistics service providers, shippers and technology providers with the sole focus of developing a set of uniform standards that support the scalable automation and digitalization of LTL shipments.

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SMC³ Quick Takes continues supply chain education with NMFTA thought leader

Supply chain education is one of the core goals of SMC³. Since virtual education is the name of the game these days, SMC³ is now providing a weekly bit of bite-sized supply chain education. “Quick Takes” is at the midpoint of its initial run of episodes. This week, Joel Ringer, chairman of the National Motor Freight Traffic Association’s commodity classifications standards board, stops by to explain LTL classification.

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Man vs. machine: Software battles empty miles and increases profitability

SMC³’s Cost Intelligence System has proven to be a good match for XTL Transport. Dan MacKenzie, vice president of pricing and credit for the Toronto-based company discusses how CIS has helped improved their business needs.

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SMC³ Quick Takes provides bite-sized logistics learning

Supply chain education is one of the core goals of SMC³. Since virtual education is the name of the game these days, SMC³ is now providing a weekly bit of bite-sized supply chain education, covering topics that will be explored in more detail during the logistics technology company’s semi-yearly conferences and LTL education courses.

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