PLM TrustLink™ is committed to deliver on its promise on the 3T’s of the temperature-controlled industry with Transparency, Traceability and Trust that consumers, business, and regulators demand applying technology to mark, digitize and utilize real-time data throughout the temperature-controlled supply chain.
PLM TrustLink™ is a cloud-based IoT platform consisting of comprehensive condition-monitoring track & trace solutions that digitize products in the supply chain, delivering transparency from origin to destination that delivers value to our clients by giving them real-time actionable data on critical tracking events, temperature visibility, inventory counts, item location features, systems integrations and more that will:
- Reduce Operational Costs
- Increase Operational Efficiency
- Lower Costs Associated with Recalls
- Mitigate Risk of Quality & Safety Hazards
- Build & Maintain Brand Integrity
- Positively Impact Financial Bottom Line
PLM TrustLink™ Family
Global reach with financial strength
PLM Fleet, LLC, headquartered in Newark, NJ with locations across the USA is owned by Marubeni Corporation and Mizuho Leasing which operate entities across the globe. PLM is the largest nationwide-company that offers technology and financial solutions for the temperature sensitive supply chain. It's asset management and cloud-based data solutions focus on creating flexible and client-specific temperature-controlled solutions to reduce cost and drive productivity through the complete supply chain. As a full-service fleet management company, PLM offers lifecycle management for refrigerated fleets.
Marubeni Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries use their broad business networks, both within Japan and overseas, to conduct importing and exporting (including third country trading), as well as domestic business, encompassing a diverse range of business activities across wide-ranging fields including lifestyle, ICT & real estate business, forest products, food, Agri-business, chemicals, energy, metals & mineral resources, power business, infrastructure project, aerospace & ship, finance & leasing business, construction, industrial machinery & mobility, and next generation business development.
Mizuho Leasing has focused on financing for equipment and other assets through leasing and installment sales, while also actively growing operations in Japan and overseas as a comprehensive financial services group serving the business community. In addition to providing finance for capital investment in industrial machine tools, IT equipment, medical equipment and other business assets, Mizuho is expanding it's reach into new business areas by proposing a wide range of solutions that address the diverse needs of corporate clients, increasing its presence in the financial sector, and leveraging M&A activities.
A Collaborative Team of Experts
Don is a 25-year veteran of PLM, an international industry expert, writer and keynote speaker on cold chain hand-off applications, regulatory compliance, and supply chain technology. Don is one of the primary authors of (GCCA) Global Cold Chain Association’s white paper, the International Refrigerated Transport Best Practices Guide and the Certified Cold Carrier certification program to meet regulatory compliance for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Recognized by FDA for his work with the Agency on the New Era of a Smarter Food Safety initiative, he actively participates in industry FSMA 204 sub-groups providing guidance to FDA on requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods and provided guidance to USDA on the White House Executive Order 14017, America’s Supply Chains, to improve and re-imagine supply chains for the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural commodities and food products in the US considering the recent pandemic challenges. Invited by both businesses and governments he works to improve global cold chain quality and safety challenges. Recognized four times by Food Logistics Magazine as one of the Rock Stars of the Supply Chain for his work in food safety, supply chain technology efficiencies and regulatory compliance and was recently listed as one of five Supply Chain Champions you must know.
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Brian has over 20-years experience in sales and business leadership development utilizing and leveraging technology-based solutions to solve customer pain points within their business. Brian is a delivery leader leveraging embedded technology integration platforms, enterprise-level hardware/software, RFID (UHF/HF/NFC), contactless product technologies, IoT (Internet of Things) and Cloud-based solutions. Previously at SMARTRAC, Brian was a key contributor in the creation of what is now PLM TrustLink. He holds a MBA from the University of California at Irvine. As PLM TrustLink Sales Director, he is responsible for partner relationships, client success and satisfaction.
Murli has over 25-years experience digitally transforming engineering, manufacturing & supply chain organizations in automotive, defense, food & energy industries. Murli is an experienced Solutions Architect and Product Manager of the TrustLink platform utilizing RFID(UHF/HF/NFC) and IOT (Internet of Things) sensors for Supply Chain, Logistics and Traceability. Previously at SMARTRAC, Baker Hughes, and OshKosh, his experience includes key contributions as an executive leader with successful IPO and change-of-control events. Murli holds a Master’s degree from Ohio University. As PLM TrustLink Product Director, he is responsible for overall solution management, software and analytics.
Charles has over 30-years experience in process analysis, project planning, and delivery across multiple industries in manufacturing, distribution retail and direct to consumer businesses. Previously at SMARTRAC, DB&A and Alliance Data, his experience includes multinational supply chain reengineering initiatives, and custom and package software implementations.
Charles holds an Engineering degree from Oklahoma State University and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. As PLM TrustLink Implementation Manager, he is responsible for program and project implementations.
Levi J. Harris
Levi J. Harris
Levi comes to us as an IoT/RFID Technical Solution Consultant with extensive experience in Auto ID solution implementations. He has over 17 years of successful experience in design, installation and operations support for Auto ID solutions. Most recently, Levi was a Sr Project Engineer with Mojix where he was responsible for project management and implementation of various Auto ID related initiatives. Levi’s primary role at PLM is to understand the PLM TrustLink™ product, assess client operations to develop and deliver IoT/SaaS solutions for PLM TrustLink™ products and services. Levi is also responsible for infrastructure and hardware solutions for PLM TrustLink™.
Of special note, while in college, Levi managed the Cold chain research group at Arkansas' RFID Research center which was the predecessor of the renowned RFID Lab at Auburn University.