Manufacturing Productivity Generates Focus on Transportation

Posted by PLS Logistics August 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Deloitte’s 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index (GMCI) displays the influence manufacturing has on economies in terms of infrastructure initiatives, technological developments, employment rates, and contribution to the GDP.

US manufacturers have contributed $2.17 trillion to the economy. The manufacturing sector continues to grow and is directly linked to the growth of our country’s economy and non-manufacturing industries.

There are over 12 million manufacturing workers in the US; about 9% of the workforce. According to the Economic Policy Institute, each manufacturing job supports nearly 3 additional employment opportunities in the economy.

Manufacturing accounts for 12% of the US economy. According to the GMCI, the US continues to improve its global ranking and is projected to move from its current ranking at second into the number 1 position as the most competitive manufacturing nation by the end of the decade. Now, China is the most competitive manufacturing nation, and Germany is rated third.

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Industrial Distributors Can Create Value With Transportation

Posted by PLS Admin March 8, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Industrial distributors are beginning to see the potential of proper transportation management, how it can add much needed value throughout their supply chain, and how it can address some of their toughest challenges. The challenges distributors face are unique, but the effects of these challenges are representative of the difficulties many are having in the broader industrial sector – restricted supply, plummeting demand, dropping revenues and out of control operating costs. 

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Understanding Risk for Midstream Transport

Posted by PLS Logistics December 10, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Moving over dimensional machinery, hazardous products and required equipment to natural gas processing plants and compressor stations on- or off- highway can present safety problems. Every shipment is a large risk for midstream oil companies because the penalty for an accident or non-compliance is enormous.

Oil and gas companies, especially midstream companies, face more risks as transportation becomes more competitive. In order to maintain high safety standards, companies vet and choose reliable carriers, create routing guides and track work activity. However, these activities become harder as capacity dwindles and reliable carriers are less available.

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Do I Need Logistics Help for Mining, Oil & Gas Operations?

Posted by PLS Logistics September 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM

The mining, oil and gas industries have the most complex supply chain challenges. Exploration tends to be in remote locations with no transportation infrastructure, and typically requires bulk equipment and an extensive safety policy. Any shipping disruption results in significant loss for an industrial company.

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