Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!



SMC3 Jump Start 2012 is right around the corner

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
January 10, 2012

As the calendar turns to 2012, along with it comes another year of reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones, and, of course, learning things about our multi-faceted logistics sector.

And one of the primary ways of doing this is attending the various trade shows and conferences within the industry. Unless my calendar is playing tricks on me, that begins next week, when I head down to Atlanta for the SMC3 “Jump Start 2012” conference for the third straight year.

I have found this conference to be of very high value. If I didn’t, I would stop going, right? It hits on just about every topic you could think of, including ongoing things that never go out of style like rates, capacity, and regulations, as well as relatively newer things like the use of social media in freight transportation and logistics.

Another thing I like a lot about this event is that it seems to be a prime landing point for CEO’s of 3PLs, carriers, and technology providers. This gives media types like me a really good opportunity to say hello and make new contacts and get reacquainted with old ones, too.

The sessions at this year’s event also look particularly interesting, ranging from Day One Breakout Sessions on things like CSA compliance and cross-border trade to Days 2 and 3, which feature panels and presentations with very well known industry executives, analysts, and economists.

It is hard to believe that the SMC3 Jump Start 2012 is here in less than a week. Hope to see you there.

About the Author

Jeff Berman headshot
Jeff Berman
Group News Editor

Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

In an effort to help buyers of freight transportation and logistics services to better understand the required best practices in order to be a shipper of choice for their carrier partners, non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace said this week it has rolled out a Preferred Shipper Checklist.

For a new facility in Chicago, DHL Global Forwarding converted to electric lift trucks. The result? Better uptime and a cleaner environment.

January carloads dropped 16.6 percent, or 192,747 annually, to 968,042, and intermodal volume was up 3.4 percent, or 34,523 units, annually at 1,039,621 containers and trailers.

While the PMA-ILWU dispute was settled last spring, a new port-related labor issue popped up on the East Coast last week, when a labor dispute on Friday, January 29 occurred when union members of the International Longshoremen Association (ILA), the largest union of maritime workers in North America, walked off the docks at the Port of New York and New Jersey, the largest East Coast port and second largest U.S. port.

“Sea Strangulation" explains how the United States has become vulnerable to Chinese maritime coercion and details a challenge from China that the U.S. is ill-prepared to meet.

Article Topics

Blogs · Logistics · SMC3 · All topics

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2016 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA