Posts Tagged “LTL”

How do LTL shippers and carriers create strong relationships amid the pandemic?

Capacity is an omnipresent concern for shippers. Though LTL capacity has ebbs and flows, finding the right freight transportation carrier for the job, at the right price point, is an ongoing issue. To a large extent, the coronavirus pandemic has made finding and securing LTL capacity with carriers significantly more difficult. Shippers may also be shopping around for new transportation providers, looking to save money. But saving money on freight transportation should not be the overriding factor when looking for a new partner.

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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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LTL Summer School: Final-mile companies embrace technology during pandemic

SMC³ will offer an exclusive version of its LTL fundamentals supply chain education course SMC³’s exclusive summer version of its LTL fundamentals course features discussions with transportation industry experts. One of those industry experts is Jason Burns, president of New Orleans-based QCS Logistics. In this preview of his discussion with summer school enrollees, Burns explores the current state of the final-mile industry.

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LTL Summer School: C.H. Robinson exec talks pandemic challenges, evolving supply chain technology

SMC³ will offer an exclusive version of its LTL fundamentals supply chain education course complete with live lectures from industry experts. Greg West, vice president of LTL at C.H. Robinson, will participate in a conversation with students about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on logistics operations. SMC³ recently spoke with West to discuss the pandemic and the growing use of technology in the supply chain.

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Behind the scenes with some of SMC³’s longest-tenured employees

SMC³ is a freight transportation technology company built on rich expertise, operational excellence and neutrality across the supply chain. The company, which is headquartered near Atlanta, is also admired due to the longevity of its staff. Employees spend long spans of their careers at the company, serving a diverse mix of customers and meeting an array of challenges for decades of their working lives.

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