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SMC³ Receives 2013 Technology Provider of the Year Award

ATLANTA, Ga. – March 25, 2014 – SMC³ announced today it was named Dicks Sporting Goods 2013 Technology Provider of the Year. The sporting goods chain recognized SMC³ for outstanding technology service and customer commitment. The winner was determined by reviewing surveys completed by each systems users. SMC³ received top marks in core functionality, technical support, customer support and account management. “SMC³ tools help us to move faster, be more efficient and make smarter decisions,” said Joshua Dolan, Sr. Director of Logistics for Dicks Sporting Goods.

Danny Slaton, executive vice president at SMC³, accepted the award on behalf of the company at the 2014 Logistics Conference held in Moon Township, Pa. “This honor comes as a result of a collaborative team effort by SMC³s sales, customer and technical support teams,” Slaton said. “This leading retailer leverages several SMC³ products for LTL procurement, pricing visibility and tariff standardization; all our teams did an outstanding job supporting this successful relationship.”

SMC³ products used by Dicks Sporting Goods include CzarLite®, a neutral base rate that serves as the transportation industrys LTL pricing benchmark, enabling them to make informed purchases by negotiating their transportation spend using a standardized rate system. Also incorporated into their business process is BatchMark® XL, utilized for rating and rerating thousands of freight bills simultaneously, and Bid$ense®, an end-to-end LTL transportation procurement tool that combines detailed pricing with powerful carrier response analysis.

About SMC³

SMC³ is the leading provider of data, technology and education as an integrated solution to the freight transportation community. SMC³ delivers its core competency – LTL pricing expertise – through collaborative pricing technology that supports end-to-end, ongoing predictability in shipper/3PL-carrier relationships. Best known for its CzarLite®, Bid$ense® and RateWare® solutions, the company serves more than 5,000 customers throughout North America, including shippers, carriers, logistics service providers and freight-payment companies. The company also partners with leading transportation software developers for complete interoperability. For more information about SMC³, visit

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