Syfan Logistics is a full-scale, asset-based logistics management company and a logistics leader in Georgia. Syfan provides third-party brokerage services, representing thousands of carrier partners, as well as its own fleet of trucks for dedicated loads.
provider handling 10,000 shipments per day—or a carrier transporting those ship- ments,” Thompson says. FOCUSED ON SOLUTIONS SMC³ delivers solutions for those requiring high-powered tools to sup- port transportation optimization and advanced modeling as well as those seek- ing simpler, secure solutions, he adds. For example, Thompson says, shippers look to the company’s over-the-road trans- portation procurement solution, Bid$ense, to optimize freight spend and streamline transportation planning. LTL carriers share data and shipment information via APIs (application programming interfaces) and EDI (electronic data interchange), and SMC³ offers solutions for both methods of communication. The company continues to develop new technology solutions all with an eye to what Thompson calls a simple truth: “The introduction of innovative supply chain solutions into established supply
logistics laboratory,” Syfan says. “We are always looking for innovative ways to build a larger pool of quality professional candidates for our industry and our growing company. We believe this col- laboration with UNG will expose many more students to career opportunities in logistics, helping them while building an even stronger workforce in our backyard of Northeast Georgia.” Syfan has an extensive internship program that exposes potential team members to the industry. Company CEO Jim Syfan, who worked with the University of North Georgia on this proj- ect, was recently appointed by Gov. Kemp to the University Systems of Georgia Board of Regents. Meanwhile, Steve Syfan, who serves on the board of directors for the GDEcD, looks forward to the planned 104-acre Northeast Georgia Inland Port, set for completion in 2024. The inland port will provide a direct link to the Port of Savannah via Norfolk Southern. PROVIDING PROVEN EXPERTISE Georgia’s infrastructure advantages certainly are key elements of the state’s logistics success. “Atlanta Hartseld- Jackson International Airport and the Port of Savannah remain tremendous assets for Georgia logistics,” says Brian Thompson, chief commercial ofcer for SMC³. But expertise and innovation are equally vital. As a leading provider of logistics intelligence solutions, SMC³ plays a critical role in facilitating
high-speed, electronic communication between carriers, shippers, and third- party logistics providers across North America. With corporate headquar- ters in the Atlanta suburb of Peachtree City, SMC³ enjoys a solid track record of pushing the LTL industry forward for more than 85 years. “Georgia is a top state for doing busi- ness,” says Thompson. “It has nationally ranked infrastructure and IT operations to effectively reach domestic and global markets, so Georgia plays a huge role in effective supply chain operations.” SMC³ offers a range of freight transportation solutions that contrib- ute to Georgia’s logistics prominence. Thompson says the company is uniquely positioned to help customers of any size across the continent, including those with diverse requirements. “Our products continue to support customers’ needs as they grow, whether they’re a shipper dealing with 10 ship- ments per week or a logistics service
“GEORGIA IS A TOP STATE FOR DOING BUSINESS. THE STATE HAS NATIONALLY RANKED INFRASTRUCTURE AND IT OPERATIONS TO EFFECTIVELY REACH DOMESTIC AND GLOBAL MARKETS, SO GEORGIA PLAYS A HUGE ROLE IN EFFECTIVE SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS.” -BRIAN THOMPSON CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER, SMC 3
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