Posts Tagged “freight”

FCDC Chairman and NMFTA Executive Director to offer insight into classification and the role of NMFTA at SMC³ supply chain hybrid online education course

During a special hybrid class from SMC³’s online education program – LTL203: LTL Carrier Pricing & Costing, Joel Ringer, chairman of the Freight Classification Development Council (FCDC) at the NMFTA, will provide an in-depth discussion on how the NMFTA plays a unique role in the classification of LTL freight. Ringer and his colleague Paul Levine, executive director at NMFTA, recently took the time to give insight into the association.

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Behind the scenes at SMC³ with Customer Support

At SMC³, customer support is a key foundational support to the company’s decades long mission to provide unparalleled support to carriers, shippers, 3PLs and technology providers. The customer support team at SMC³ is committed to providing assistance that keeps customer needs at the forefront of every interaction. Phillip Simmons, a customer support specialist for SMC³, recently took time to discuss how his team maintains a great relationship with customers, and how his job has adapted to the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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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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How did Groendyke maximize profitability, customer service with SMC³’s costing model?

A truckload carrier recently ran into difficultly when it tried to establish the profitability of each client. By using SMC³’s activity-based freight costing model, the carrier was able to establish an operating ratio for each customer. Today, the carrier is using the shipment costing solution for transportation pricing and to quote new supply chain business.

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