Digital vs. Human: Will Online Services Replace Freight Brokers?

Posted by PLS Logistics October 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Technology and digital innovations are making a significant impact on every industry. With all of the new advancements being made, there is a constant hanging question: will the new digital optimization tools replace human jobs? Depending on the industry, the answers may differ, but recent years have shown that nothing major is taking place yet. There is no doubt that digitalization is changing our lives and the process of running the business, but it definitely won’t do all the work.

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How Technology is Affecting Truck Drivers

Posted by PLS Logistics October 9, 2018 at 8:00 AM

There have been many new developments that have helped make truck drivers lives easier. New technology, specifically trucker technology, has been created to make drivers’ lives easier and help ensure their safety. New truck driver technology consists of electronic logging devices, GPS tracking, mobile apps and voice activation. Today we will be analyzing the different types of trucker technology that is used today and how it can help make drivers lives easier.

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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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First Steps in Outsourcing Your Transportation Management

Posted by PLS Logistics May 15, 2018 at 7:43 AM

Many companies eventually come to the point when they realize it’s time to outsource their transportation management. Whether you are a large company or a small business, a good 3PL can help make your logistics operations more efficient and less stressful as well as increase customer satisfaction and help reduce transportation costs.

 Managing your transportation needs, even if you don’t ship that much, may often be quite a hassle. If you are not a logistics professional, but transportation management is part of your duties – are you sure your logistics operations are as efficient as they could be? Are you doing well in times of capacity crisis?

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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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Trending Transportation Updates: November 2017

Posted by PLS Logistics December 7, 2017 at 7:39 AM


What Does Tesla’s Automated Truck Mean for Truckers?

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Are SOP’s Important for Logistics Operations?

Posted by PLS Logistics December 5, 2017 at 8:03 AM

As we have mentioned in an earlier blog post, one of the traits of a successful 3PL is having established processes in place, or in other words, standard operating procedures (SOP’s). It’s hard to overestimate the importance of SOP’s in general, but even more so in logistics operations. This is not only applicable for 3PL’s – any supply chain/warehousing operations will benefit greatly from implementing SOP’s into their day-to-day.

Established processes are key to ensuring effective and efficient operations, which is crucial for the profitability of any business. How will you benefit from implementing standard operating procedures?

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Four Parts of Blockchain

Posted by PLS Logistics November 30, 2017 at 7:46 AM

Blockchain has been a very popular subject over the past few months. Recently, Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) had their first meeting in Atlanta, GA. They conducted an informational seminar to help other understand blockchain. It's no simple topic though, even broken down it is still a complicated technical system.

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Traits of a Successful 3PL

Posted by PLS Logistics November 28, 2017 at 7:55 AM

We have previously covered a couple of useful tips for pre-screening your options and choosing the perfect Freight Broker – today, we’re going to dig a little deeper!

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Moving Trading Partners into Digital Supply Chain

Posted by PLS Logistics November 16, 2017 at 8:15 AM

It’s 2017, technology is practically everywhere and everyone is digitally connected. Most businesses have adapted to the changes in tech, yet some are still behind.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing! Every business works how they know best and to the best of their means. Digital supply chain is the optimal solution for businesses looking to obtain a game-changing benefit.

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