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Political Analyst Larry Sabato, Speaker Steve Gilliland Headline Jump Start 2016

Peachtree City, GA – Scott Sullivan, chief financial officer for Pitt Ohio; Ken Pehanick, president and CEO of SaaS Transportation; and Bradley Jacobs, CEO of global transportation and logistics company XPO Logistics, are among the panelists slated for SMC³’s Jump Start 2016 conference, held January 18-20 in Atlanta.

Political analyst Larry Sabato and motivational speaker Steve Gilliland will provide the keynote speeches to open and close the event. Michelle Livingstone, The Home Depot’s vice president of transportation, has been designated the honorary chairman of the conference. As chairman, she will serve as goodwill ambassador for the event, providing strategic input for content and planning.

The premiere annual supply chain conference, JumpStart 2016 will feature more than 32 hours of transportation content and 20 hours of dedicated networking opportunities, which include SMC³’s popular Ignite speed meetings. During the first day of JumpStart, SMC³ will crown the winners of the 2016 Alliance Award, presented as a partnership between SMC³ and Logistics Management.

In addition to the Jump Star panels and breakout sessions, SMC³ will include its inaugural Logistics Technology Summit event. The LTS sessions will cover the evolution of tracking technology, surviving the data explosion, emerging tools for 3PLs, and autonomous delivery vehicles. For more information and to register, visit

“Hundreds of shippers, carriers, logistics providers and technology suppliers cultivate their network and knowledge at SMC³’s annual Jump Start conference,” stated SMC³ CEO Jack Middleton. “Our commitment to providing SMC³ conference participants with strategic content and quality networking opportunities continue to differentiate our annual conferences from other U.S. supply chain events.”

Returning this year, SMC³ will present two intensive educational programs on behalf of The Academy; interested parties can undergo an in-depth, day-long exploration of either transportation contract law or LTL freight transportation.

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.

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