SMC³ LTL APIs Enhance your entire shipment lifecycle

SMC³’s potent and dependable LTL API solutions offer real-time visibility into the full shipment lifecycle, from planning to delivery.

The supply chain climate changes fast these days, which means transparency into your shipments is more important than ever. Freight transportation stakeholders can digitize their entire shipment lifecycle from quote to delivery using SMC³’s API solutions.

Case Study SMC³ + Express Logistics

The Need

Maximized LTL API Impact and Putting an End to Manual Processes

Express Logistics, Inc. an award-winning, third-party logistics provider specializing in less than truckload (LTL), truckload, and intermodal brokerage services, was utilizing application program interfaces (LTL APIs) in its quest to achieve optimal efficiency and enhanced customer service for LTL planning, execution and visibility. Although, there were some positive impacts, Express Logistics, who was using another provider’s (APIs) hadn’t been able to realize the full functionality and optimization they’d expected from LTL APIs due to ongoing issues.

The Criteria

Express Logistics was looking for an API solution that would eliminate carrier onboarding delays due to the extended onboarding time, leading to inefficient, manual processes across the full lifecycle.

The Solution

SMC³’s LTL APIs enabled Express Logistics and SMC³ to achieve an aggressive, 60-day conversion timeline, and to automate the full shipment lifecycle management process.

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Seamlessly integrate our LTL APIs through your existing TMS, or use our LTL GO application to digitally connect with carriers, reduce inefficiencies, and leverage data to automate your workflows.

Eliminate gaps in shipment visibility

Automate manual processes

Redeploy resources to activities that generate revenue

Case Study SMC³ + MercuryGate

The Need

Workflow automation

For TMS providers like MercuryGate and large 3PLs, manual freight transportation tasks (receiving quotes, transmitting a bill of lading, generating invoices, etc.) add inefficiency and reduce the ability to provide value to customers.

The Criteria

MercuryGate was looking for a communication solution that allowed for:

  • Better workflow automation to reduce hands-on tedium
  • Faster tendering and invoicing to improve the customer satisfaction and operational efficiency
  • Real-time insights to secure the right capacity for shipping customers
  • Smooth integration with existing systems

The Solution

SMC³ APIs have enabled MercuryGate and this 3PL to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and impress customers.

The cloud-based platform seamlessly integrates with existing communications systems, providing instant functionality like:

  • Receive LTL quotes for volume, contract, broker and dynamic pricing as well as transit schedules from multiple carriers
  • Real-time shipment monitoring and messaging
  • Self-assigning PRO numbers prior to pickup
  • On-demand access to vital documents
  • Use of Electronic Bills of Lading (eBOL)
  • Proactive supply chain management with real-time alerts
  • Digital pickup scheduling and immediate pickup confirmation

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Enhanced visibility and execution through SMC³ LTL APIs enable better, more informed decision-making for your entire organization.

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