4 Innovations That Will Seriously Effect Last Mile Delivery

Posted by PLS Logistics April 18, 2017 at 4:11 PM

Continued growth of e-commerce and heightened customer expectations have prompted huge innovation in last-mile delivery practices. Last-mile delivery involves three main players – customers, merchants, and delivery providers – each with a different set of challenges and expectations.

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Driverless Trucks: A Labor Force Threat or an Invaluable Industry Opportunity?

Posted by PLS Logistics April 13, 2017 at 1:01 PM

Trucking has provided drivers and families with a decent living for decades. Although the demand for truckers has been persistent, most don’t expect it to last forever, especially since major truck manufacturers and startups have been busy testing automated and driverless trucks.

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8 Things We Know About Uber-Otto Technology

Posted by PLS Logistics November 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM

The trucking industry has a reputation for being low-margin, highly fragmented and cyclical. Many tech companies have interest in shaking up and rethinking the industry.

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Supply Chain Automation: The Only Answer to E-Commerce Challenges

Posted by PLS Logistics August 19, 2016 at 1:00 PM

The number of online shoppers is estimated to reach 270 million by 2020. In 2015, online sales totaled $335 billion, and a recent report from Forrester predicts that online sales will grow by an average annual rate of 9.32% over the next 5 years.

Demanding e-commerce shoppers are challenging the way businesses approach fulfillment. Among many different solutions employed across a number of industries, automation in the supply chain has been the most successful.

Automation in the Warehouse

Automation in the supply chain helps increase speed, accuracy and productivity. Today’s warehouses are no exception - they are hi-tech and extremely efficient, using automation to rapidly fulfill orders.

“To be great in e-commerce, you need to be sophisticated inside the warehouse,” said Karl Siebrecht of Flexe. Robotic installations in the US were up 11% in 2014 over the previous year.

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