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Tech and logistics: where are the real opportunities?

There are a lot of out-of-the-box solutions to the supply chain problems we face today. But let’s be clear, all of the latest tech is still, mostly aimed at solving the four main areas we already understand, packaging optimization, labor optimization, shipping optimization and warehouse optimization.

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Innovation in the supply chain: what’s left?

In this time of digital disruption, startups, social media and the Physical Internet, the biggest obstacle to success might be a lack of digital culture. I read three statistics recently that, when taken together, gave me some clarity about innovation in the supply chain, and where the stumbling blocks to change most likely are. I’m also more convinced than ever that there is a ton of low hanging fruit that you and your organization can take advantage of.

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Doug Jones Joins PLS

Packaging & Logistics Solutions (PLS) has announced the appointment of global e-commerce and supply chain executive Doug Jones as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer (COO/CSO).

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OBI creates big savings for e-commerce

When a Kentucky-based e-commerce business needed to find savings in their packaging and supply chain, they didn’t know where to start. At PLS, we developed a customized e-commerce solution to their specific packaging, labor, and shipping needs which resulted in over $2 million in annual cost savings. Here’s how we did it.

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Autonomous vehicles disrupt supply chain management

In response to advances in the tech sector, the movement toward using autonomous vehicles is quickly advancing. From the warehouse to the customer’s house, the future is rapidly moving toward automation and it is setting the stage for a major disruption to supply chain and logistics management.

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Packaging optimization: a personal example

Making the most out of shipping containers through packaging optimization, no matter what size they are, just makes good business sense. So why don’t more companies look to save time, money and resources with packaging optimization? Good question.

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