SMC³ Announces Jump Start 2018 Lineup

James Welch, president and CEO of YRC Worldwide; Mathew Elenjickal, CEO of FourKites; Trent Broberg, general manager of; and Michael Campese, vice president of Estes Express, are among the first supply chain experts booked to speak at SMC³’s Jump Start 2018 conference. The event will be held January 22-24 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel.

To register, visit Attendees who register for the conference during the month of September will benefit from early-bird pricing; SMC³ will also donate 10 percent of the registration fees collected during the month to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts surrounding hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

Terry Jones, founder of and the founding chairman of, will give the keynote address. Jones will discuss innovation, leadership and customer relationships with Jump Start attendees.

Held each January in Atlanta, Jump Start focuses on the biggest topics that will impact the transportation marketplace in the coming year, touching virtually every aspect of today’s modern supply chain. Under this year’s theme of “Disruptors and Opportunities in a Year of Complexity,” attendees will dissect trends in API communications, explore pending regulations and their potential supply chain impacts, and learn about the latest trends in last-mile shipping, 3D printing and other game-changing business strategies.

Jump Start 2018 brings together more than 40 industry experts for 20 engaging, targeted sessions that discuss and analyze the transportation topics making waves in today’s market. Attendees will also benefit from 17 hours of networking opportunities, including SMC³’s famous Ignite Speed Meetings, a reception held at the Mercedes Benz Stadium and an evening of world-class entertainment.

“At SMC³, we craft our conference content to make sure attendees leave our events armed with the insights and knowledge needed to make informed business decisions,” said Andrew Slusher, SMC³ CEO and president. “Combine that with unrivaled networking opportunities, and it’s easy to see why Jump Start has become one of the preeminent supply chain conferences in North America.”

About SMC³

SMC³ is a hub of expertise in the LTL arena. Fueled by heavyweight, analytical APIs, SMC³ delivers its core competency – LTL pricing expertise – through collaborative pricing technology that supports end-to-end, ongoing predictability in shipper/3PL-carrier relationships. More than 5,000 North American shippers, carriers, logistics service providers and freight-payment companies rely on SMC³’s sophisticated LTL base rates, content, and expert bidding and planning tools to make the best business decisions, achieve higher returns on their transportation investment, and meet the dynamic demands of the market. Through hosted API solutions, SMC³ supports the entire supply chain with industry-leading speed, reliability and performance. SMC³: Investing a lifetime to help optimize freight transportation.

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