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SMC³ Adds ATA Chairman to Jump Start 2017 Lineup

ATLANTA – Kevin Burch, chairman of the American Trucking Associations, has joined the list of transportation and supply chain experts slated to speak at SMC³’s Jump Start 2017, which will be held January 23-25 at the Loews Hotel in midtown Atlanta.

Burch will join Old Dominion CEO David Congdon during the Monday morning captain’s seat session. Immediately following a keynote presentation by Dayton Moore, general manager of the Kansas City Royals, Burch and Congdon will talk about current transportation trends and their outlook for 2017.

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The conference, which will include more than 20 targeted sessions featuring more than 40 industry experts, exists to provide shippers, 3PLs, carriers and logistics technology providers with up-to-date information on relevant trends in the supply chain arena. SMC³ will also present the winners of its fifth annual Alliance Awards, an annual celebration of supply chain collaboration and innovation at the highest level.

“The ATA is considered the voice of the trucker in the layered and multifaceted supply chain,” said SMC³ President and CEO Andrew Slusher. “It’s fitting that Kevin has a prominent role in Jump Start, the industry’s preeminent transportation conference.”

The second annual Logistics Technology Summit runs in conjunction with Jump Start. Featuring panelists like Monica Wooden, CEO of MercuryGate, and Jeff Metersky of Llamasoft, the event will provide attendees with crucial and insightful information about the technology side of the supply chain.

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SMC³ is a hub of expertise in the LTL arena. Fueled by heavyweight, analytical APIs, SMC³ delivers its core competency – LTL pricing expertise – through collaborative pricing technology that supports end-to-end, ongoing predictability in shipper/3PL-carrier relationships. More than 5,000 North American shippers, carriers, logistics service providers and freight-payment companies rely on SMC³’s sophisticated LTL base rates, content, and expert bidding and planning tools to make the best business decisions, achieve higher returns on their transportation investment, and meet the dynamic demands of the market. Through hosted API solutions, SMC³ supports the entire supply chain with industry-leading speed, reliability and performance. SMC³: Investing a lifetime to help optimize freight transportation.

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