Powerline Logistics - Logistics and Supply Chain

5 Books for the Supply Chain Professional’s Summer Reading List

“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” – Alan Bennett The summer season is upon us which means it’s time to update your reading list! Below we’ve listed our top 5 books for supply chain summer reading. Stay on top of logistics and supply chain trends as well as business and self-development insight […]

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3PL or 4PL: Which One Should You Use?

What is the deal with all these PL’s, anyways? This month we’re continuing our “3PL or” series and exploring the differences between 3PL (third party logistics) and 4PL (fourth party logistics) providers.   Last month we blogged about the difference between a 3PL and freight broker. We stated that 3PL companies invest in relationships to […]

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Logistics in the Age of the Sharing Economy

We are living in an age of sharing. From apartments to cars — Airbnb to Uber — many of us are accustomed to sharing and not owning. In 2014, the sharing economy was worth $15 billion and is expected to grow in value to $320 billion in the next ten years. What does this mean […]

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3PL or Freight Broker: Which One Should You Use?

Do you know who’s handling your freight? What’s the difference between a third party logistics (3PL) service or freight broker? Often the terms “3PL” and “freight broker” are used interchangeably, yet their services differ greatly. What or who is a freight broker? A freight broker is a liaison between companies with shipping requirements and OTR […]

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8 Tips for Clean Transportation

Today, Canada celebrates it’s 25th year of participation in the Earth Day movement. Earth Day encourages individuals and communities to connect with the environment and nature. Last year on Earth Day, 174 countries worldwide (Canada included!) signed the Paris Agreement committing to act on and reduce climate change. One year later we can’t help but wonder: what can […]

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Benefits of Using a 3pL Company

Today, many companies choose to outsource their supply chain management. The use of a third party logistics provider – or 3pL – allows companies to benefit from a range of supply chain services from warehousing, transportation and distribution management, pick & pack, order and inventory management, forecasting, consulting and much more. What is a 3pL? A […]

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Planning a Shipment? Ask These Questions

When planning to send out a shipment, do you have all your bases covered? Whether you want to ship a skid or a large over-dimensional load, there are a number of factors that play into the planning process. Check out our logistics tips below to make sure you’re good to go. If you have an in-house […]

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Transportation Decision-Making in Supply Chain Management

Does one size fit all? Not in transportation. To ensure your transportation decision-making is top notch, don’t just look at the bottom line. Look from bottom to top and everywhere in between. This includes the chain reactions resulting in your choice of logistics service provider. When it comes to transportation decision-making in supply chain management, there […]

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