Archive for the “LTL” Category

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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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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SMC³ supply chain education live session to examine cross border trade, LTL operations

Kiko Zuniga, executive director of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America’s National Educational Institute, knows first hand about the importance of supply chain education. Part of his mandate is to make sure NCBFAA members stay abreast of constantly changing regulations for trade between Canada and Mexico. He’ll discuss those topics during SMC³’s fall special supply chain course, “LTL Operations from Dock to Stock.”

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