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Behind the scenes at SMC³ with Emily Phillippi

SMC³’s Emily Phillippi, data analyst, recently sat down to chat about her role, the importance of building strong relationships with customers and how she has helped customers overcome challenges. Get to know more about Emily in this behind-the-scenes interview.

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What is a freight embargo and why do carriers set them?

Embargoes are common in less than truckload (LTL) shipping. This blog explains the purpose of LTL freight embargoes, who decides when they go into effect and why embargoes can actually help make the supply chain work more smoothly for shippers and carriers alike.

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What is Freight Class and How is it Measured?

Freight class provides LTL users an agreed-upon standard for classifying and pricing freight based on universally measurable factors. Here’s what you need to know about LTL freight classes, how to measure them and why they’re so important.

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Behind the scenes at SMC³ with Phil Smith

SMC³’s resident execution and visibility expert, product owner Phil Smith, is constantly collaborating with customers and prospects regarding SMC³’s execution and visibility APIs and how implementation can optimize the entire shipment lifecycle. Phil recently took time to discuss how he got started in the LTL industry, how businesses can benefit from SMC³ LTL APIs and other SMC³ solutions, and his current guilty pleasure.

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Three Bidding Strategies to Maximize Performance in a Tight Capacity Market

In order to build out best-in-class bidding strategies, both supply and demand side organizations need to invest in the right set of bidding and procurement tools to set them up for long-term success. Using tools like SMC³’s BidSense® enables shippers to engage a broad range of carriers, helping to gauge the offers of existing carriers against other providers to find the best deal amid a rapidly changing market rate.

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Education Workshop: Reverse Logistics

The ecommerce boom has been well-documented. More than ever before, consumers have demonstrated a willingness to spend their money online. While every brand will take this trend as a promising sign of future business growth and greater opportunity to penetrate new markets, it also brings with it considerable challenges.

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