Archive for the “Technology” Category

Looking ahead to 2021

Thinking back on the past year, there’s no disputing that the pandemic was the single most disruptive supply chain challenge we’ve seen in quite some time. At SMC³, our mission is to serve the entire industry. Providing support to every member of the supply chain is more important now than ever. Each of us at SMC³ is looking forward to the coming year.

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Man vs. machine: Software battles empty miles and increases profitability

SMC³’s Cost Intelligence System has proven to be a good match for XTL Transport. Dan MacKenzie, vice president of pricing and credit for the Toronto-based company discusses how CIS has helped improved their business needs.

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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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How Carriers improve Freight Profitability Analysis with Costing Technology

In the current environment, freight transportation providers are paying very close attention to the market because their capabilities are fluctuating drastically each day. The supply and demand equation is swinging back and forth, and lane balance has shifted with little warning. Truckload carriers can gain an accurate measure of freight profitability by relying on SMC³’s Cost Intelligence System.

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