How Supply Chain Analysis Keeps Your Business on Top

Posted by PLS Logistics June 29, 2017 at 8:06 AM

Managing a supply chain is all fun and games until you bring efficiency and profitability into the mix.  No matter how good the product is, a poorly-managed supply chain will give your business no chance at real success.

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4 Supply Chain Issues That Are Hugely Costing Your Business 

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

Managing your supply chain is a part of your everyday business. What some professionals don’t know is that there are hidden costs in your processes that often go unaccounted for, and can result in your business losing track of your actual costs.

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Your Guide to Private and Dedicated Fleets

Posted by PLS Logistics May 9, 2017 at 8:04 AM

No matter the company, the ability to compete in a challenging economic climate is a necessity, and the amount of time, money, and energy spent on finding new ways to do this is exponential. Companies that don’t use the right type of fleet risk higher costs, inefficient service, low reliability, and wasted time. Re-evaluating the type of fleet your company uses can bring an invaluable advantage.

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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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4 Reasons Why Transportation is Crucial to Manufacturing Operations

Posted by PLS Logistics January 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM

The driver shortage, government regulations and rising operating costs are some of the biggest challenges facing the transportation industry. The number of drivers is quickly decreasing, and the remaining drivers are demanding a salary raise. Due to these challenges, higher shipping costs are anticipated.

Rate increases will prove troublesome for manufacturers who are already taking extensive steps to reduce shipping costs. Many manufacturers are nearshoring and reshoring operations to avoid the costs of international shipping. Some manufacturers are redesigning product packaging to make their freight more attractive and cheaper to transport.

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How Will Shippers Meet Growing Demand?

Posted by PLS Logistics October 21, 2015 at 9:00 AM

The American Trucking Association (ATA) recently released a freight transportation forecast, predicting growth through the year 2026. According to Forecast, overall freight tonnage will grow 25.5% from 2013 to 2025 and freight revenues will surge 72%.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Palletizing

Posted by PLS Logistics July 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Palletizing may seem like a simple task of stacking boxes in the right order, yet doing this without the proper skills and knowledge may cause freight damage. Improper palletizing can lead to 50% of boxes’ compression strength loss.

We’ve created a useful palletizing guide to help you with shipment consolidation.

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6 Reasons to Outsource Transportation to a 3PL Provider

Posted by PLS Logistics June 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Outsourcing transportation processes to a third party logistics provider is more common than some shippers might think.  3PLs offer a suite of services, including supply chain management.  Efficient transportation is a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace and many companies now focus on optimizing logistics functions. 

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6 Key Benefits of Inbound Freight Management

Posted by PLS Logistics April 29, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Transportation accounts for almost 50% of an average company’s logistics costs. Shippers can gain more control of these costs when they choose to make inbound freight management a supply chain priority. With inbound vendor management, attention is focused on shipment integrity, customer satisfaction and tracking information. Choosing to manage inbound freight gives shippers a chance to improve reliability, gain visibility and reduce costs.

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