Outsourced Logistics and Transportation Management

Flexible, Custom Solutions to Manage Your Businesses Transportation

Focus on your core business and let PLS handle your freight transportation and logistics management services.

Forget about tedious manual operations and wasted time. Outsource logistics management services to professionals and concentrate on important sections of your business. Focus on your core competency while we take care of your freight transportation.

Outsourced logistics management needs on your own can be a hassle. Transportation is a large part of many businesses and occupies a significant piece of their supply chains. Managing a company’s transportation is complicated, and trusting a business to handle your supply chain can be very stressful. To resolve logistics challenges, you can outsource your transportation management.

Outsourcing your logistics operations can save you money and improve your daily transportation management experience.

PLS provides customized solutions based on your business requirements and can help with inbound freight management, outbound shipment visibility, or individual mode management.

How will you benefit from outsourced transportation and logistics management services?

  • More time to focus on your core competency
  • Immediate cost savings (10-15 percent on average)
  • Reduced system and resource costs
  • Guaranteed capacity
  • We develop the transportation strategy for you
  • Operational improvements from effective data reporting
  • Handling of freight audit and payments
  • Instant access and integration to our TMS, PLS PRO
  • A custom-built team of logistics experts

How do our logistics management services work?

Simplify and improve – when you partner with PLS, we unlock opportunities through our three-step process:

ASSEMBLE A CUSTOM TEAM
Depending on your business vertical, we select expert logistics engineers with relevant experience to deliver the best results for your unique business needs.

STRATEGIC ANALYSIS
We will benchmark freight rates and measure, categorize and assess the various elements of your total freight cost. PLS will give you a detailed assessment of freight spend by mode, carrier, location and season.

CUSTOM ACTION PLAN
We develop a custom-tailored strategy to fit your business needs. Implement our full-service transportation management solutions, and see immediate cost-savings, operational improvements, regular reporting, and other improvements.

What transportation and logistics management services can you outsource?

PLS has years of expertise in the logistics industry and transportation management, so we offer a wide span of services to serve your company’s needs.

  • Carrier management
  • Procurement
  • Shipment planning
  • Load building, tendering & dispatch
  • Dock scheduling
  • Track and trace & delivery schedule
  • Freight bill audit and payment
  • Consolidated invoicing, custom KPI dashboards and reporting
  • Continuous improvement program

Why outsource logistics and transportation management?

Transportation management has a huge impact on business performance, and many companies are reaping the benefits of managed transportationtransportation management software and outsourced transportation. 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies and 96 percent of Fortune 100 companies use 3PLs for their transportation and supply chain management.

REDUCE COSTS, SAVE TIME
A 3PL helps simplify the process and makes your supply chain consistent, solid and unified. A good third-party logistics provider obtains a wide network of qualified carriers who they work with for years. This ensures you will get lower rates and faster transit times. PLS also thinks about ways to optimize your shipments in the most cost-efficient way.

STREAMLINED TRANSPORTATION PROCESS
Integrated systems and technology let 3PL’s provide complete visibility into loads and freight management. You will get regular reporting and analysis to keep track of your transportation management.

ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY
A reputable 3PL has tools like a robust transportation management system (TMS), tracking tools, etc. While managing all of the transportation processes on your own, you would spend a big part of your budget on a TMS. Using a 3PL lets you access management and reporting all in one system with all the necessary features.

CAPACITY AND FLEXIBILITY
A transportation management provider has relationships with qualified carriers which means you will be able to find capacity even during your peak shipping season. A 3PL is familiar with the complex regulations and can handle fluctuating shipment schedules. A 3PL has the ability to handle regularly scheduled shipments, plus any expedited shipments, across all modes and lanes. A 3PL is scalable and can find new opportunities for cost savings like backhauls and LTL combinations.

LOWER FREIGHT RATES
A transportation management provider has buying power and will receive competitive pricing on freight moves. A 3PL will help you negotiate lower GRIs and/or fuel surcharges. In most cases, a 3PL can create opportunities for cost savings for companies that have been running their own shipping departments.

Outsource logistics and transportation management to PLS and focus on the most important goals of your business! PLS Logistics industry experience, technology, and dedicated expert team are ready to push your bottom line.

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Inbound Freight Management

PLS’ inbound freight management services provide you with enhanced visibility and control over your inbound shipments. We’ll work with you and your vendor to simplify shipment planning, dock scheduling and receiving methods.
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Flatbed Shipping

We have one of the most extensive flatbed trucking networks in the industry, allowing us to secure the capacity necessary to handle all of your flatbed shipping needs.
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Expedited LTL Shipping

Even if you need to move LTL freight on a moment’s notice, we’ll have a carrier ready. We can reach out to our extensive network so you can always be confident with time-sensitive shipments.
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Specialized Shipping

We monitor your specialized freight shipments to ensure they are delivered to the destination on-time. If a disruption occurs, we will notify you in real-time so that you can alert your customers.
All of our customers receive

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24/7 Support From Experts

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Dedicated Account Management Team

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Access To Our Extensive Carrier Network