Posts Tagged “transportation”

behind the scenes

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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How do logistics and supply chain conferences complement supply chain on-the-job training?

The optimal way to understand the intricacies of today’s supply chain environment is to participate in an educationally focused transportation conference. Events hosted by a reliable company with decades of industry expertise arm attendees with new supply chain ideas and transportation tools.

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Is technology a competitive advantage in the modern supply chain industry?

New technology and the introduction of innovative supply chain solutions into established processes is one way to combat transportation issues. Brian Thompson of SMC³ sees the uptick in technology adoption, and a broader adoption of transportation management systems among even the smallest transportation companies, as a sign of how shippers and 3PLs are now confronting a challenging supply chain arena.

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How are today’s transportation technology rating tools laying the groundwork for tomorrow’s logistics innovations?

The current version of RateWare XL features more than 5,000 LTL base rates, small package and density tariffs, and the ability for users to conduct historical pricing inquiries and batch process files, SMC³ wanted to go a step further. Not content to rest on the laurels of such a widely used product, the company has created a new version of RateWare that will serve as a platform for future rating solutions.

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