SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – QAD Inc., a leading provider of next-generation manufacturing and supply chain solutions in the cloud, announced an enhanced partnership with SMC³, a leading technology solutions provider, in supporting less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping in the United States.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with QAD, to collectively leverage our expertise, providing enhanced next-generation capabilities to the LTL industry.”
This partnership brings together two industry leaders to help US shippers access more carrier capacity, digitize LTL shipping and control costs. With this integration, QAD customers will be able to receive contract pricing and transit times from multiple LTL carriers and digitally schedule shipments for pickup. At the click of a button, customers can be ensured they are using the most up-to-date information for real-time shipment rating.
“By integrating SMC³ with our Transportation Execution solution, our customers will be able to access a network of LTL carriers in the same seamless way that they access parcel carriers,” said Carter Lloyds, chief product and marketing officer at QAD. “This simplifies LTL shipping, offers a significant increase in carrier capacity and ensures that the most optimal transportation mode is always used to streamline shipping operations and increase logistics ROI.”
“Targeting greater connectivity, agility and efficiency for LTL shipment lifecycle management, QAD is using SMC³ LTL APIs to bring their customers real-time pricing and process automation from the leader in LTL data and technology,” said Brian Thompson, chief commercial officer at SMC³. “We are excited to expand our partnership with QAD, to collectively leverage our expertise, providing enhanced next-generation capabilities to the LTL industry.”
With its range of transportation technology solutions that integrate seamlessly into current business systems, SMC³ supports customers as they grow, whether they’re dealing with 10 or 10,000 freight movements per day. Shippers and 3PLs use SMC³’s solutions to optimize their freight spend, achieve unrivaled shipment visibility and streamline their transportation planning, saving time and money on their supply chain requirements throughout North America.
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