Archive for the “Supply Chain” Category

SMC³ supply chain conference chair says shippers benefit at Jump Start 2020

Speakers at SMC³‘s Jump Start 2020 supply chain conference, coming to Atlanta this January, will explore emerging trends, current challenges and new innovations in the supply chain. Eric Stone, Johnson and Johnson’s senior manager of domestic sourcing and supplier performance, recently took the time to discuss the current state of the transportation market, which previews his remarks from the Jump Start stage, as well as how he thinks shippers benefit from attending SMC³ conferences.

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Six reasons to attend SMC³’s January logistics and supply chain conference

Jump Start 2020, a three-day logistics and supply chain conference held this January in Atlanta, is one of many transportation events held throughout the country in 2020. SMC³ has worked tirelessly to create the ideal environment for qualitative, valuable networking and industry education. So why should you attend?

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How do logistics and supply chain conferences complement supply chain on-the-job training?

The optimal way to understand the intricacies of today’s supply chain environment is to participate in an educationally focused transportation conference. Events hosted by a reliable company with decades of industry expertise arm attendees with new supply chain ideas and transportation tools.

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Is technology a competitive advantage in the modern supply chain industry?

New technology and the introduction of innovative supply chain solutions into established processes is one way to combat transportation issues. Brian Thompson of SMC³ sees the uptick in technology adoption, and a broader adoption of transportation management systems among even the smallest transportation companies, as a sign of how shippers and 3PLs are now confronting a challenging supply chain arena.

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Leonard’s Express uses this simple tool to uncover truckload pricing problems in the supply chain arena

Leonard’s Express began life with a single truck. Four decades later, the truckload operator has grown into a company with 450 trucks and 500 drivers moving freight across the nation. The carrier is an active user of SMC³’s Cost Intelligence System tool. Christopher DeMillo recently spoke with SMC³ about how he uses that tool to increase its profitability and how he sees the current supply chain landscape.

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