The Features of a Successful Transportation Management System (TMS)

Posted by PLS Logistics January 11, 2018 at 7:30 AM

Sometimes technology can be frustrating, but with the right product, it doesn't have to be. An effective Transportation Management System (TMS) can relieve frustration out of your day if you’re a shipper, carrier, or 3PL. A TMS combines the latest technology in an easy formula to make a one-stop-shop. It can offer the most value to a shipper and provide unlimited strategic potential for all parties along the supply chain.

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Tips to Minimize Your Risk of Freight Damage

Posted by PLS Logistics December 12, 2017 at 8:25 AM

No one likes damaged freight. Not only does it cost money and relationship with your customers, but also adds more stress and pressure to your daily operations. Freight claims are usually time-consuming and, honestly, quite unpleasant to deal with.

Let’s be realistic – it’s impossible to avoid freight damage altogether. Eventually, it will happen. Can we do anything to minimize the risk and reduce unpleasant experiences? We sure can! All it takes is being proactive and considerate!

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Understanding Hazmat Shipping

Posted by PLS Logistics August 17, 2017 at 7:50 AM

As hazardous materials and wastes become more common, it is more important now than ever to understand what they are, what are the risks, and how to ship them.

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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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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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Supply Chain Management Best Practices: Resilience

Posted by PLS Logistics February 25, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Supply chains are diverse and complex – so are the potential risks that could disrupt them. A good supply chain management strategy invests in resilience. Resilience refers to the time it takes supply chains to predict and avoid risk, as well as respond and recover from costly disruptions.

75% of companies experience at least one major supply chain disruption a year.

Supply chains are vulnerable to risk which makes detection time an important metric.

What is detection time? Detection time is the time measured from the instant a supply chain disruption is realized to the time the incident takes place.

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