Truckers, Self-Driving Trucks Aren’t That Bad

Posted by PLS Logistics March 22, 2018 at 7:35 AM

Self-driving trucks have been the topic of the year for 2018 so far. With last year’s announcement of the Tesla Truck, it has only grown in hype. Uber and Tesla have been front running the autonomous market for some time and are in competition to have the first truck on the market. But there are other companies around the world as well in regions such as Asia and Europe. The concept of a self-driving truck has been around for years, so why all the commotion about it now?

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Warehouse Automation: What does this mean for your business?

Posted by PLS Logistics October 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM

High-speed 24/7 processing with enhanced order accuracy which is running like clockwork – doesn’t that sound perfect and slightly sci-fi?

Warehouse automation is gradually becoming just another typical thing in the global supply chain. Various warehouses and DC’s across the globe are choosing this path to improve their material handling process in order to maximize the overall warehouse efficiency and output, and enhance the order accuracy.

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The Future of Supply Chain Has Arrived: A Look at the Sentient Supply Chain

Posted by PLS Logistics May 4, 2017 at 9:03 AM

A new term to describe a supply chain that is all-seeing, real-time, productive, optimized, and cognitive has recently emerged. The “sentient supply chain” refers to a supply chain that’s nodes communicate 24/7.

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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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