Archive for the “Technology” Category

A lifetime of LTL technology

During his 34 years at SMC³, Danny Slaton was lucky enough to experience seismic shifts in the logistics and supply chain industry – first on the front lines of the computerization of the supply chain and then as an executive making sense of a post-deregulation transportation world. Slaton retired from his career at SMC³ following the Jump Start 2019 logistics conference, and in his three decades at the company, he saw a lot of change.

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Logistics technology solutions for 2019

The year ahead will see SMC³ continue serving its customers by delivering innovative solutions that fix their supply chain issues. SMC³’s hallmark products serve an integral role in the processes of shippers, 3PLs and carriers throughout the country, and the development pipeline is robust.

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Third-party providers navigate supply chain technology trends

In this Technology Focus, SMC³’s Chief Commercial Officer discusses what makes SMC³ tick, how the company adapts to changing customer demands and why SMC³ is built for speed.

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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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Transportation technology messaging alphabet soup

Representatives from carriers, shippers and 3PLs – basically, anyone who works in the supply chain at all – knows EDI messaging has long been the standard way to communicate among logistics stakeholders. And while it is an old technology, electronic data interchange (EDI) is so entrenched in the supply chain that companies trumpeting the refrain “EDI is dead” are getting ahead of themselves.

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