PLS PRO is a user-friendly, web-based transportation management system created and operated by PLS Logistics Services.
What is a PLS PRO transport management system?
We have developed a robust transportation management system, PLS PRO, to make freight management consistent, well-organized and efficient.
PLS can boost your company’s bottom line through our proprietary, advanced transportation management system, PLS PRO. The robust automated tool lets our team efficiently manage your shipments and move loads with our 45,000 qualified carrier networks. With PLS PRO, you get complete visibility into your supply chain, operational consistency, and detailed reporting.
It highlights which carriers are available, the origin and destination of the carrier terminal, an estimated rate, transit time and lane, and includes contact and billing information. We produce a unique profile for each client based on specific locations and products. All shipping information is pre-populated, so there are no administrative errors such as duplicate orders or typos.
Unique benefits of PLS PRO transport management system:
- Density Class Estimator
- Speed, Accuracy
- Data Integrity
- Auto GL Coding
- Preview, Print, Email BOL from TMS
- Posting Panel
- Accurate Rates
- Accessorial Data
- Carrier Portal
PLS’ TMS helps shippers boost margins, reduce transportation costs and automate transportation.
Why Do You Need Transportation Management System (TMS)?
In today’s complex, where everything needs to be delivered fast and at the right time, companies need to constantly adjust their supply chains. Customers are becoming increasingly more demanding, and the need for improved supply chain visibility continues to pose a challenge for companies
Shipment transparency is a critical differentiator in today’s consumer-centric environment. 97 percent of shippers identify real-time visibility as “important” or “very important,” and they are boosting routing efficiencies, capacity levels, and profitability through a centralized TMS.
Transportation management systems play a crucial role in helping shippers overcome these challenges and thrive in the constantly changing industry.
Advantages of using a transport management system (TMS):
- Determine the best mode, carrier, and lane
- Advanced communication of fees (tolls, accessorial charges, etc.)
- Don’t have to increase staff to handle freight moves
- Opportunity to respond to risk and disruption in real-time with data that supports the decision
- Automated rules
- Combine billing and invoicing
- Monitor KPIs
Businesses are looking for flexible and efficient solutions to satisfy their customers, and increase profitability. Most users primarily rely on a TMS to lower their freight costs. Our TMS is designed to help companies achieve a competitive advantage. With automated freight management, you can forget about tedious manual processes and focus on more important things. Simple integration with your own systems makes the implementation process fast and seamless. Ultimately, our TMS is adaptable to your objectives, whether it’s reducing transportation costs, efficient load management, data integrity, automation, beneficial freight rates, audit, trend analysis or financial reporting.
What does the PLS PRO transport management system mean to you?
With PLS PRO, you can prioritize preferred carriers and quickly post loads. Other capabilities include efficient load tracking, while reports and notifications keep you up to date with shipment status and location. Management with PLS PRO includes:
- Customizable user interface
- Self-serve LTL platform
- Freight posting to our closed network of pre-qualified carriers
- Automated rules
- Option to give priority to your preferred carriers
- Dock scheduling
- Consolidated billing and invoicing
- Track and trace shipments
- Status update notifications
COST SAVINGS OPTIMIZATION
Using our TMS boosts the logistics efficiency of your business while reducing your overall transportation costs, save on administrative and operational errors and eliminate waste through data analysis. Here’s how you can save costs with PLS PRO:
- Optimization engine to match the right carrier with the right load
- Boosted back-office efficiency
- Immediate 10-30 percent reduction in cost, on average
CONTROL OVER KEY METRICS
It’s easy to cover your company’s KPIs with PLS PRO. Our TMS gives you unlimited access to financial reporting, consolidated billing, and invoicing. Through data analysis, you can track and measure your key performance indicators:
- Simple, configurable charts and graphs
- Easily Track Your Business Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
- On-time performance
- Lane analysis
- Volume trends
- Cost per mile
- Cost per Ton
- Financial reporting
- Trend analysis
- Visibility into the supply chain regardless of stage and location.
SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY
PLS gives you complete visibility into your product flow. We show you all of the tracking updates on a map, so you no longer have to worry about your load location.
With more than 25 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, we fully understand all of the major challenges customers face when trying to improve their performance. PLS is committed to giving customers everything they need to be successful through our advanced technology: proprietary management, data storage, and reporting. Our technology easily adjusts to any of your transportation needs regardless of the complexity.