Archive for the “Technology” Category

Three Myths of APIs

There are a number of myths about transactional LTL freight APIs. These solutions are valuable tools, but any modern shipper must use an array of solutions. By augmenting transactional APIs with more robust Analytical APIs, shippers and 3PLs can tackle any LTL pricing need, no matter how large.

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Fueling the LTL shipment lifecycle

SMC³ covers the entire LTL shipment lifecycle, allowing transportation management system providers like Oracle and MercuryGate to focus on the remaining cogs in the transportation machine. Instead of having to build up their own LTL systems, TMS provider partners simply work with SMC³ to provide transformative LTL technology tools to innovative shippers and 3PLs throughout North America.

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Big data and LTL analysis create business opportunities

Rising alongside the concept of big data is the job of LTL data scientist. This role combines business and LTL analysis functions and moves it to a broadened level of focus. Many of the traits of the analyst are needed; their formal training encompasses a solid foundation in computer science with emphasis in transportation analysis, math, modeling and statistics.

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