Archive for the “LTL” Category

LTL shipping: Rating is a complex equation

Less than truckload shipments make up a given company’s overall freight spend, but making sure these shipments are rated correctly, sent expeditiously and arrive at their destination undamaged, takes care and attention. Without the right technologies, it’s nearly impossible to drive the complexities out of the LTL shipment lifecycle. SMC³’s CzarLite XL and RateWare XL help connect shippers with the optimal carrier for their needs based on qualities like price and customer service.

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SMC³’s carrier tool is loaded with features

The activity-based freight costing model, Cost Intelligence System, allows carriers to analyze transportation costs at the load level and optimize shipment profitability and improve customer service. The result is a unique set of data points – not a freight costing average.

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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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What is LTL shipping and why is it important to corporate America?

LTL shipping is the single most complicated transportation option out there today, but it plays a pivotal role in the smooth operation of the supply chain. Companies that play the game well by aligning with the right carrier and technology partners know that LTL shipping is an extremely valuable transportation option. SMC³ has demonstrated time and again its ability to helps members of the supply chain optimize their LTL decisions.

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RFP Best Practice: Automate the LTL Bidding Process

Solutions that simplify the LTL RFP process by automating, facilitating and managing bidding between carriers and shippers are invaluable in this complex environment. SMC³’s Bid$ense® can simplify and expedite the time consuming bid process by automating the entire event.

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