Shared knowledge creates a strong and unified supply chain, and SMC³ has more than 82 years of experience supporting the complex niche of LTL transportation. That’s why SMC³ extends our lifetime of learning through unparalleled supply chain educational forums across North America. Shippers, LSPs, carriers and technology providers benefit from knowledge-sharing, organized instruction, and extensive networking opportunities at SMC³-hosted events.
LTL is an incredibly complex mode of transportation, and experience in the field isn’t easily gained. When longtime employees with decades of experience in the industry leave, a hole in the collective knowledge of their organizations opens up. The same holds true for upwardly mobile logistics leaders that change jobs. To fill this void, SMC³, in partnership with Logistics Training Center, has developed the industry’s only LTL certification program. Through five online, self-paced on-demand courses and classroom-style lectures, SMC³ shares its lifetime of LTL expertise with logistics stakeholders and future supply chain leaders looking take their careers to the next level.
The course covers:
- The fundamentals of LTL
- Carrier pricing and costing
- Transportation laws and regulations
- Business analytics
Supply Chain Conferences
Keep current on industry trends with Connections and Jump Start, our two annual supply chain educational conferences, offering a 360° view of innovation driving the industry and the best practices used by global supply chain leaders.
Logistics and supply chain education take center stage each January at Jump Start, a three-day event that attracts a broad spectrum of middle-to-senior-level decision makers responsible for the seamless movement of domestic and foreign freight. One of transportation’s most anticipated educational and networking forums, Jump Start features targeted sessions, renowned thought leaders, substantive seminars and networking opportunities.
Connecting senior-level supply chain professionals, Connections attracts a wide array of shippers, carriers, logistics providers and technology suppliers. Held in close proximity to transportation centers across the U.S., this three-day event held each June features industry tours, high-impact general sessions, knowledge-expert presentations, seminars, timely breakouts, and premier networking opportunities including the Annual Golf Classic.
CIS User Group Meetings
User groups meetings for the Cost Intelligence System are ground zero for SMC³’s ongoing support and training in freight costing intelligence practices and solutions. These user group sessions are attended by users from across North America to learn and share information on how to optimize their cost systems and maximize profitability. Each meeting incorporates valuable education, peer-to-peer discussions, networking and dedicated time to review your company’s specific operations and needs.