Archive for the “Logistics” Category

Why did trucking capacity shrink after the ELD mandate?

In 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration put forward a supply chain safety measure meant to regulate the amount of time a truck driver stays on the road. The FMCSA regulation, which was put into force two years later, forced truckload and LTL carriers through some growing pains, but the resultant dip in available capacity turned out to be temporary. Supply chain stakeholders can ensure they always have needed capacity by automating their transportation procurement process.

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Happy Holidays from SMC³

This holiday season, SMC³ is empowering shippers, carriers, 3PLs and other supply chain stakeholders with the gift of logistics and supply chain optimization.

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Logistics knowledge leader talks supply chain, NAFTA before supply chain conference

JLL’s Walter Kemmsies is an expert in global trade and economic trends. During the Jump Start 2019 supply chain conference, he is slated to talk with the audience about the evolution of NAFTA and the overall state of the international economy. To prepare for his panel, SMC³ caught up with Kemmsies to discuss globalization and the domestic logistics industry.

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Intermodal gives shippers, 3PLs relief from tight trucking market, says Norfolk Southern VP

Jeff Heller, vice president of intermodal and automotive at Norfolk Southern, is one of the speakers for the Jump Start 2019 supply chain conference, which will take place January 28-30 in Atlanta. He recently spoke with SMC³ about the impact the tight trucking capacity market is having on the intermodal industry.

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SMC³ talks APIs, freight shipment visibility and big data

SMC³’s chief commercial officer Brian Thompson recently sat down with MercuryGate’s John Martin on “Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez” to discuss achieving visibility for LTL freight shipping and obtaining the right data that can drive efficiencies throughout the entire supply chain.

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