SMC³ unveils truckload freight transportation procurement solution

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Truckload shippers can utilize the preeminent freight transportation sourcing solution.

With its robust, efficient communication and analysis protocols, Bid$ense achieves significant savings measured not just in dollars, but also in terms of transportation optimization.

In a continued expansion of its over-the-road transportation solutions, SMC³ has added truckload capabilities to Bid$ense, the premier transportation RFP automation and price negotiation software.

Shippers and 3PLs use the cloud-based Bid$ense to quickly lock in contract rates in today’s volatile marketplace and manage bid events automatically from a single portal. The new truckload functionality streamlines truckload freight transportation procurement, allowing shippers and 3PLs to bid out freight to a wide array of carriers. Truckload users can now experience the same Bid$ense computing power LTL users have trusted since its creation in 2004.

According to John Dilibero, transportation manager of FleetPride, Bid$ense has "transformed the process of managing bids with providers. As a result, we are able to invite more applicants in order to identify even more savings in the future."

Using Bid$ense to automate bid processes reduces the administrative burden of hosting a bid event while also allowing users to widen the scope of each sourcing event. By adding more carriers, shippers increase their provider options, which can lead to more competitive rates as well as increased sourcing flexibility. In addition to finding the optimal carriers, past Bid$ense users have experienced significant savings during RFP events.

SMC³ added truckload functionality to Bid$ense at the request of users, many of whom provided guidance as beta testers.

The addition also reflects SMC³’s extensive expertise in the over-the-road transportation arena and its dedication to producing technology solutions that serve the entire supply chain ecosystem. The new Bid$ense capabilities further expand SMC³’s truckload products, which include the Cost Intelligence System, a cost and profitability solution for over-the-road transportation carriers.

“With its robust, efficient communication and analysis protocols, Bid$ense achieves significant savings measured not just in dollars, but also in terms of transportation optimization,” said Brian Thompson, SMC³’s chief commercial officer. “Customers currently use Bid$ense to maximize service performance on every transportation dollar they spend, and we’re excited to bring that level of optimization to truckload freight sourcing.”

Bid$ense leverages SMC³’s lifetime of transportation purchasing knowledge, allowing customers to incorporate pricing, claims ratios, on-time performance and transit times into their bidding analysis. For more information about Bid$ense’s truckload capabilities, visit http://www.smc3.com/bidsense.htm.

About SMC³
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 peerless 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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