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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ELD Mandate: What you need to know

Posted by PLS Logistics September 28, 2017 at 8:00 AM

The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate has been a wildly popular topic of discussion for years. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that motor carriers must begin using ELDs on all trucks and commercial buses. Carriers and drivers have until December 18, 2017 to comply.

What does this mean for you?

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The Importance of Carrier Connectivity

Posted by PLS Logistics August 10, 2017 at 8:03 AM

Capacity tightening, driver shortages, and other industry challenges are having a big impact on shipper operations. To have an effective transportation management system, you must move freight from origin to destination in a reliable, efficient, and cost-effective manner. This is no manual task.

Carrier connectivity is a priority to some and ignored by others. This blog will dive into the importance and value added in building a TMS system with carrier connectivity in mind.

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