How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Hurricane Season

Posted by PLS Logistics August 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM

The intense hurricane season in 2017 was historical not only because of the massive scale and great number of storms, but also how destructive each storm was to the communities. What have supply chain managers and business leaders learned from last year’s hurricanes? Today we will cover how you can prepare your supply chain for the dreaded hurricane season ahead.

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How TMS Technology Can Benefit a Supply Chain

Posted by PLS Logistics August 2, 2018 at 8:00 AM

While operating in a progressively complex logistics world, companies in this day and age need all the help they can get to help them work smarter, easier and more efficiently. Customers are becoming increasingly more demanding, and the need for more improved supply chain visibility continues to pose a challenge for companies. Technology like Transportation Management Systems (TMS) are now more important than ever. The TMS plays a crucial role in helping shippers overcome these challenges and thrive in the increasingly competitive logistics industry.

Since more and more additions to TMS are continuously being tested for the future, it is important that your business isn't left behind. Here are some reasons we believe investing in a TMS could be beneficial to your supply chain.

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5 Challenges Logistics Managers Face Every Day

Posted by PLS Logistics July 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM

In present day global economics, logistics plays a key role in facilitating trade and, by extension, ensuring the success of business operations. Logistics managers have seen increasing challenges to create and keep efficient and effective logistics and supply chain methods. Here we discuss five of the biggest logistics challenges faced on a daily basis.

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5 Trending Transportation Updates: May 2017

Posted by PLS Logistics June 15, 2017 at 8:11 AM

More Diabetic Drivers Seek Exemptions. Insulin-dependent drivers are requesting exemption to stay behind the wheel, but the current approval process is inefficient. Drivers face long-waits when seeking exemptions due to vague medial guidelines. However, over half of drivers seeking exemptions are getting the FMCSA approval stamp, compared to 39% two years ago. (Read more here).

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5 Driver Safety Tips That Will Save You Money

Posted by PLS Logistics May 2, 2017 at 10:08 AM

Collisions are impossible to predict, and when they happen, they can cost your company millions. To combat this, you’ll want your fleet manager to construct a safety program that makes this unpredictable expense, well, predictable.

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8 Crucial Steps for an Optimal 3PL Experience

Posted by PLS Logistics April 25, 2017 at 11:32 AM

Trust and respect: two words that are imperative for a mutually rewarding outsourcing relationship. It seems easy, right?

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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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5 Drawbacks of Facilities that are Not Carrier-Friendly

Posted by PLS Logistics October 13, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Shippers can’t rely solely on attracting drivers and carriers by paying higher rates during the capacity crunch. Carriers have the privilege to choose which shippers to work with, based on facilities, dependable schedules and flexible contracts. A shipper might assume they’ve proposed an attractive freight rate, but if the facility doesn’t provide restrooms and parking lots for the drivers, it might be more difficult to secure space for your shipments.

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The Best Supply Chain Practices for Remote Locations

Posted by PLS Logistics September 3, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Many industries rely on a smooth supply chain performance, especially those operations located in remote locations like the oil and gas sector and mining industry. Shipping to and from remote locations is costly and challenging. This transportation demands strict control, planning and analysis. Oil and gas industries also suffer from excess exploration costs and fluctuating freight transportation costs, which impacts the product price and puts pressure on logistics management. Here, we explore the biggest shipping challenges and identify the best supply chain practices for businesses in remote locations, specifically the oil and gas (O&G) industry.

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