Executive Briefings

Specialized TMS Benefits Shipper and Its Multiple Carriers Alike

Challenge: An SMC ³ customer needed to conduct a strategic bid for $20 million in annual LTL freight shipments encompassing 140,000 shipments from four of its operating divisions. The volume of freight data represented 58 origins with 59 lanes out of each origin. The customer also needed to convert from a 13-year old base rate, to streamline the transportation operations from a merger.

Solution & Results: By choosing the SMC³ CzarLite neutral base rate and the Bid$ense automated RFP tool with sophisticated bid distribution and analytics, the customer achieved significant savings on overall transportation spend and resource allocation (response analysis time went from several weeks to four days) and a more-accurate, higher-quality result with consolidated carriers and enhanced selected contract items. The customer's carriers benefited too, with smoother communication channels and a standardized response format that provided the details they needed to provide the best pricing possible.

About the Solution Provider: SMC³ is the leading provider of data, technology and education as an integrated solution to the freight transportation community. SMC³'s core competency is its LTL pricing expertise, which it delivers through products and services that simplify processes and promote collaboration between buyers and sellers of transportation services.

Web:  www.smc3.com

Email:  info@smc3.com

Phone:  (800) 845-8090

Solution & Results: By choosing the SMC³ CzarLite neutral base rate and the Bid$ense automated RFP tool with sophisticated bid distribution and analytics, the customer achieved significant savings on overall transportation spend and resource allocation (response analysis time went from several weeks to four days) and a more-accurate, higher-quality result with consolidated carriers and enhanced selected contract items. The customer's carriers benefited too, with smoother communication channels and a standardized response format that provided the details they needed to provide the best pricing possible.

About the Solution Provider: SMC³ is the leading provider of data, technology and education as an integrated solution to the freight transportation community. SMC³'s core competency is its LTL pricing expertise, which it delivers through products and services that simplify processes and promote collaboration between buyers and sellers of transportation services.

Web:  www.smc3.com

Email:  info@smc3.com

Phone:  (800) 845-8090