Archive for the “Technology” Category

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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What is LTL shipping and why is it important to corporate America?

LTL shipping is the single most complicated transportation option out there today, but it plays a pivotal role in the smooth operation of the supply chain. Companies that play the game well by aligning with the right carrier and technology partners know that LTL shipping is an extremely valuable transportation option. SMC³ has demonstrated time and again its ability to helps members of the supply chain optimize their LTL decisions.

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Behind the scenes at SMC³ with Jason Shelnutt

Logistics service providers always ask SMC³’s Jason Shelnutt about the technology firm’s latest API solutions, which deliver unrivaled LTL shipment visibility, transit-time information and rating power via the secure SMC³ Platform. When these supply chain customers realize how the solutions can help them optimize their LTL spend, they become advocates for SMC³’s freight APIs.

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