Talk of freight transportation procurement, emerging supply chain technology highlight first day of Jump Start supply chain conference

Speaking on the first day of Jump Start 2020, Joe Thiesmann gave a rousing keynote address while conference chair Eric Stone, senior manager of domestic sourcing and supplier performance at Johnson & Johnson, ended his brief presentation by showing the audience how to create value in the freight transportation procurement process. While price is important, his team also considers the sustainability programs at their carrier partners, the diversity of those suppliers, and the companies’ commitment to new technology.

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AWESOME leader discusses women in the transportation industry in a preview of Jump Start 2020 supply chain conference remarks

At the Jump Start 2020 supply chain conference, Heather Sheehan will discuss the increasing role of women in the freight transportation industry. As executive director of AWESOME, she knows a thing or two about advocating for female supply chain leaders. “Women have made progress in the supply chain field, but progress is slow, incremental and inconsistent,” she said. Sheehan recently took the time to talk about her advocacy role, providing a preview of her conference remarks.

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Happy Holidays from SMC³

This holiday season, SMC³ is empowering shippers, carriers, 3PLs and other supply chain stakeholders with the gift of logistics and supply chain optimization.

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LTL freight carrier and SMC³ member is ‘driven by quality’

In the late 1960s, three trucking businessmen banded together to provide airfreight cartage and freight trucking solutions in the underserved Portland, Oregon, market by creating Air-Go and Mark-7 Delivery. This initial partnership lasted for only four years, and in 1972, Glenn Wilson bought out his partners, solidifying his vision of creating a tight-knit company dedicated to treating its customers as another member of the family.

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Happy Thanksgiving from SMC³

The SMC³ team has been hard at work cooking up numerous automated messaging options for shippers and 3PLs. Learn more about SMC³’s harvest of LTL freight APIs.

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