The knowledge-transfer gap in the LTL (less-than-truckload) field is widening as we speak. Professionals are continuously moving into new supply chain position by taking advantage of the strong job market.
When you add the influx of recently graduated college students and the retirement of the trusted logistics leaders into this job shuffling, it becomes clear that the issue of the knowledge gap is getting bigger.
Less-than-truckload transport issues
When upwardly mobile logistics leaders change jobs, a hole in the collective knowledge of their organizations opens up. The same case occurs when longtime employees with decades of experience in the industry leave. That makes less-than-truckload transport issues appear in a complex mode of transportation and clearly states the fact that experience in the field is not easily gained.
That is why the first LTL certification program in the industry is being developed by the transportation industry’s leading authority for LTL data, technology, and supply chain education – SMC³.
What will the certification courses provide?
A flexible learning experience in an alternative and engaging environment will be provided by the certification courses. Students that wish to learn at their own pace is allowed to do that with a convenient option brought by SMC3s on-demand online learning platform. Intensive, classroom-style lectures are available for experienced logistics players who need to improve in some of the key components of LTL.
Areas that SMC3 course will cover
The company transfers deep knowledge of all aspects of the supply chain through logistics conferences twice a year – at Jump Start and Connections conferences. This shared knowledge creates a strong and unified supply chain, with more than 82 years of company’s supporting the complex space of LTL transportation.
Areas that SMC3 course will cover are the Fundamentals of LTL, Operations, Carrier Pricing&Costing, Transportation Law and Regulations, and Business Analytics. And while making courses in all of these areas, shippers, 3PLs, carriers, and technology providers have their eyes on SMC³ in order to benefit from this knowledge-sharing, learning about the latest technological disruptors and how to confront emerging supply chain challenges.
The lifetime of LTL experience, previously limited to its two annual conferences will be extended into the classrooms. The certification class provided by SMC3 is a place where students can achieve a thorough understanding of the industry form the LTL specialists in the company.
SMC3 technology solutions that benefit the entire industry
Thousands of industry trading partners rely on SMC³ technology solutions to make informed business decisions as the company has enabled stakeholders to navigate the LTL industry for decades. With education being one of the foundational tenets for the company, SMC³ also creates rating, transit-time and shipment execution and visibility technology solutions that benefit the entire industry.While preparing a first-of-its-kind LTL certification program, the expectations for the future look of a supply chain figures who are looking to master their LTL knowledge and take their careers to the next level is rising.