Straightline Source Selects PLS To Help Meet JIT Deliveries

Straightline Source, a division of United States Steel Corp., has chosen Pittsburgh Logistics Systems Inc. (PLS) as its new transportation logistics provider. As such, Rochester, Pa.-based PLS will manage steel shipments from Straightlines steel suppliers to its processors, as well as deliveries of finished goods to customers in its 34-state operating region. The majority of our customers are buying on a contractual basis and are looking to Straightline to help manage the flow of steel into their operations on a just-in-time basis, says Bob Dryburgh, president of Straightline Source, Pittsburgh, a technology-driven steel distribution business. While noting that his company is achieving on-time delivery rates above 90%, he said, We believe that by working with PLS we can significantly improve our overall on-time delivery performance. Straightline says the multiyear agreement with PLS will provide expanded real-time freight-tracking information and a wider network of carriers.

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