Tuesday, April 1, 2008

SMC³ Offers Seminar on the Fundamentals of LTL Transportation

SMC³, the experts in LTL transportation pricing, announce their 2008 Fundamentals of LTL Transportation seminar, which will provide a focused examination of how less-than-truckload (LTL) motor carriers and their supply chain partners have adapted to the demands of a competitive marketplace and global trade. Through both classroom and field trip experiences, attendees will explore the fundamentals of LTL operating practices, rate structures and transportation pricing dynamics. In addition, the seminar focuses on the role of technology in exchanging vital information between supply chain business partners.

The Fundamentals of LTL seminar will take place May 22-23 at the Hilton Lisle Hotel in Chicago. This seminar will be beneficial for all individuals newly involved in preparing, executing and managing LTL transportation relationships including freight analysts, account and customer support personnel, supervisors and managers, business development and technology providers, and transportation sales personnel from all modes.

“Successfully managing LTL transportation requires an understanding of core concepts and how to use them effectively throughout the business strategy. Attendees will return to their companies with an increased understanding of how to improve supply chain performance and reduce costs,” said seminar presenter Danny Slaton, senior vice president of business development and subject matter expert, SMC³.

Sessions focus on the background and history of the LTL motor carrier industry, the roles and interactions of shippers, carriers and 3PLs, and how shippers and 3PLs are working with carriers to conduct successful freight bids. In addition, attendees will participate in a site visit to a leading national carrier’s Chicago terminal to observe first hand how shipments move through a modern LTL terminal operation – from pick-up through delivery. To close the seminar a special Supply Chain Panel Q&A session will be held, featuring the entire speaking faculty prepared to answer attendee questions on a full range of LTL and supply chain topics.

To register for the SMC³ 2008 Fundamentals of LTL Transportation seminar or for more information on SMC³’s products, services and educational offerings, visit www.smc3.com or call 800-845-8090.

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