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SMC³ Announces Connections 2018 Speaker Lineup

DHL Supply Chain’s Alex Jackson, Andy Smith, the chief operating officer of FedEx Supply Chain, John Wiehoff, CEO of C.H. Robinson, and basketball legend Jerry West are scheduled to speak at SMC³’s Connections 2018.

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DHL Supply Chain’s Alex Jackson, Andy Smith, the chief operating officer of FedEx Supply Chain, John Wiehoff, CEO of C.H. Robinson, and basketball legend Jerry West are scheduled to speak at SMC³’s Connections 2018.

Fully integrated into the 3Gtms transportation management system, SMC³’s API solutions give customers more accurate and timely rating and transit-time information, as well as broader pricing visibility.

By joining the Blockchain in Transport Alliance, SMC³ is supporting the group’s myriad technology goals, which include developing and disseminating blockchain standards that the industry can use to build transportation applications.

Buoyed by surging demand, less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers are revving up for 2018, warning that tightening capacity means sharply higher rates in a new era of pricing.

We know ecommerce is reshaping the logistics landscape, but what are the technologies managers can leverage to meet evolving requirements and shifting operational constraints? We’ve rounded up insights from leading experts to share tools that are available now as well as what’s on the horizon.

Learn more about what's influencing your truckload, less-than-truckload, and Intermodal surface transportation strategies in 2018 and how to overcome the challenges.

In a Jump Start 2018 exclusive, SMC³ brought together supply chain leaders James Welch, CEO of YRC Worldwide, and Jason Hess, vice president and general manager premium at Union Pacific Railroad, for an in-depth chat about the road ahead.

Continuing its mission of evolving with the supply chain and creating innovative solutions that fulfill shifting customer needs, SMC³ has expanded RateWare XL and BatchMark XL, adding advanced small-package rating capabilities to the industry’s most powerful and reliable LTL rating and auditing solutions.

In a time when effective supply chain collaboration is both highly valued and elusive, SMC³ and Logistics Management puts the spotlight on some of the nation’s best examples of overcoming critical supply chain challenges in its annual awards ceremony in Atlanta.

Chain.io, a leader in managed software integration services, and developer of their state of the art supply chain connectivity platform has integrated SMC³'s less-than-truckload visibility technology into their cloud-based system.

In this SMC³ case study, Chad Earwood, CEO of eShipping, describes how they integrated the SMC³ platform for transactional LTL API connectivity, and by using the high-horsepower, analytical APIs RateWare XL and CarrierConnect XL they are able to obtain immediate LTL rates and even audit LTL pricing.

Jump Start facilitates deeper knowledge and collaboration between logistics and transportation professionals from carrier, shipper, logistics service provider and technology verticals.

If Home Depot were to make an offer, one main impetus would be to keep XPO out of the hands of Amazon, which the home improvement retailer believes has also considered buying the logistics company, according to a person familiar with Home Depot’s thinking.

Less-than-truckload pricing success begins with a solid rating foundation, and for shippers, 3PLs and carriers, the first building block is a neutral, third-party base rate.

Logistically, makers of cloud-integrated transportation management solutions have integrated SMC3's RateWare XL and CarrierConnect XL into Logistically TMS, providing fast, reliable rating and LTL transit and terminal information for customers.