Why Cybersecurity is Important to Your Supply Chain

Posted by PLS Logistics October 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM

As digitalization takes over the world, there is a raging demand for transferring loads of data to cloud storage. The transportation industry is no exception, considering the exponential growth of the e-commerce sector. Logistics companies and businesses are constantly working to stay ahead of new industry trends and technology but may often overlook one important aspect that is becoming a crucial part of the logistics industry – cybersecurity. ­

The consequences of cyber attacks on a business can be devastating: taking data into hostage for a money refund, digital infections that can immediately destroy all information, breaking the supply chain and causing money loss. Many logistics companies should consider shifting their focus towards data security to provide their customers with the safest transportation solution.

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The Future of the Freight Supply Chain

Posted by PLS Logistics August 23, 2018 at 8:00 AM

The Future of the Freight Supply Chain

From drones for online fulfillment to mobile robots in warehouses, the current supply chain is undergoing a major transformation. With the extensive possibilities in AI, the future supply chain holds the promise of being completely autonomous and self-sustaining.

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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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4 Tips for a Sustainable Supply Chain

Posted by PLS Logistics August 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Pressure to push sustainability into the supply chain has significantly increased in recent years. Having a sustainable supply chain is quickly becoming a necessary part of every business model.

By managing and improving economic, social and environmental performance throughout supply chains, companies can cut back on the waste of resources, optimize processes, uncover product innovations, save costs, increase productivity and promote corporate values. Research shows the business case for supply chain sustainability is growing.

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Trending Transportation Updates: July 2018

Posted by PLS Logistics August 7, 2018 at 8:00 AM

July was full of many newsworthy transportation, shipping and logistic developments. Here are some of July's top trending transportation updates:

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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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What is a Digital Supply Chain?

Posted by PLS Logistics July 31, 2018 at 8:00 AM

The term digital supply chain is very prevalent in current logistics and supply chain news, but it is a term that many people are still unfamiliar with. It is important to understand what a digital supply chain consists of and how it could potentially save your company money, time and even your environmental footprint. In order to decide if it could be right for your company, we will break down what it means to have a digital supply chain.

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How are Fuel Surcharges Calculated?

Posted by PLS Logistics July 24, 2018 at 8:00 AM

You may have heard some unwritten rules about fuel surcharges, or come across fuel surcharge calculators on the internet, but they don’t really go into depth about what is happening behind the scenes.

Knowing how to calculate a fuel surcharge will help you immensely - whether you book your own loads and set your own rates, or you lease with a company that does it all for you. This way you will know whether the surcharge your company pays you will offset your increased fuel costs.

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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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Trending Transportation Updates: June 2018

Posted by PLS Logistics July 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM

 

June was full of many newsworthy transportation, shipping and logistic developments. Here are some of June's top trending transportation updates:

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