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DDC FPO VP of Sales discusses overcoming obstacles with new technology in a preview of Connections 2021 supply chain conference remarks

During SMC³’s Connections 2021 virtual supply chain conference, DDC FPO’s VP of Sales Chad Crotty will provide critical insight into “Overcoming Obstacles through New Technologies”. Crotty recently took some time to discuss with SMC³ some of the ways his company adapted to such a disruptive year and how companies can plan for similar events.

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Countdown to Connections 2021

Connections 2021 is going virtual! It’s the same top-tier conference you trust to provide you with quantitative insights and supply chain best practices, featuring three days of timely, informative content from industry experts around the country. Here are a few things to know about the supply chain conference of the summer.

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Best Practices to Drive More Productive LTL RFP Negotiations

As a part of the SMC³ LTL203: LTL Carrier Pricing and Costing course, Ryan Poynter, SVP of LTL carrier relations and pricing at GlobalTranz, John Kruzan, director of client success at SMC³, and Dave Woodwyk, VP of pricing and yield management at USF Holland, joined students for a closer look at how both carriers and shippers can work together to drive more productive and efficient RFP processes.

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My Final Freight Invoice Is Not What I Expected—What Happened?

As a part of the SMC³ LTL203: LTL Carrier Pricing & Costing course, Averitt Express’ Chris Thacker and Estes Express’ Tad Blackburn joined attendees for a virtual seminar to answer questions and address many of the strategies shippers and carriers can use to prevent invoicing surprises from happening in their operations.

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Reimagining the Fundamentals of LTL Pricing & Costing are Vital to a Successful Supply Chain

For the last year, shippers and carriers in the LTL industry have faced unprecedented challenges. During SMC³’s Basic Fundamentals of LTL Pricing & Costing course, Brian Thompson, chief commercial officer for SMC³, and Eddie Sorg, vice president of yield management for ArcBest, joined current students for a deeper discussion of what these changing dynamics look like and how both carriers and shippers can reimagine their workflows to create more efficient, profitable partnerships.

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