Posts Tagged “transportation”

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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SMC³ supply chain conference chair says shippers benefit at Jump Start 2020

Speakers at SMC³‘s Jump Start 2020 supply chain conference, coming to Atlanta this January, will explore emerging trends, current challenges and new innovations in the supply chain. Eric Stone, Johnson and Johnson’s senior manager of domestic sourcing and supplier performance, recently took the time to discuss the current state of the transportation market, which previews his remarks from the Jump Start stage, as well as how he thinks shippers benefit from attending SMC³ conferences.

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Behind the scenes at SMC³ with Mark Artis

SMC³’s Mark Artis recently sat down to chat about his role at SMC³, how his career began in the truckload industry and how the Cost Intelligence System product lets carriers quickly, efficiently and accurately derive cost and profitability information from their operations.

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freight bidding

Automated freight bidding tools pay dividends for shippers, carriers and 3PLs striving for procurement optimization

At the start of the new year, it’s common for freight shippers striving for an optimized supply chain to review their carrier options to make sure they use the ideal mix of freight transportation providers. In 2019, this procurement business has lasted the entire year, as shippers and 3PLs look to take advantage of a softer freight market to secure better pricing and service.

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