Archive for the “Supply Chain” Category

Supply chain digitization, electronic bill of lading speeds up

The coronavirus pandemic, and the resulting shutdown of the economy, has made digitization a necessity. Buy in from all supply chain partners is necessary for full digitization, but a commitment to paperless processes from carriers would really move the needle. Carriers and other supply chain stakeholders are currently reviewing processes and instituting new procedures.

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Three steps supply chain companies should take right now during the pandemic

SMC³ President and CEO Andrew Slusher recently participated in a podcast sponsored by Innovecs, talking about how the pandemic has impacted the supply chain. During the conversation, Slusher presented three main ideas that supply chain company leaders need to keep in the front of their mind when confronting unique challenges like the coronavirus pandemic.

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LTL Summer School: Final-mile companies embrace technology during pandemic

SMC³ will offer an exclusive version of its LTL fundamentals supply chain education course SMC³’s exclusive summer version of its LTL fundamentals course features discussions with transportation industry experts. One of those industry experts is Jason Burns, president of New Orleans-based QCS Logistics. In this preview of his discussion with summer school enrollees, Burns explores the current state of the final-mile industry.

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Coronavirus forces changes to manufacturing facilities, highlights trucking’s importance, CSCMP panel says

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the supply chain business, and one sector that has had to quickly deal with the new normal is the manufacturing space. During the recent CSCMP Atlanta Roundtable Supply Chain Resiliency Webinar, supply chain stakeholders talked pandemic policies.

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Carriers, shippers and other supply chain stakeholders look to transportation technology solutions during coronavirus pandemic

Shippers, carriers and 3PLs are still grappling with social distancing practices and adjusting their operations to work-from-home realities. In early March, freight transportation technology provider SMC³ implemented remote work strategies to maintain continuous service during the coronavirus pandemic. SMC³’s Brian Thompson recently detailed what the company has been hearing about the pandemic from its supply chain partners.

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