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    Commentary: Supply Chain Chaos and Sky-High Costs Could Continue into 2023

    According to Freightwaves.com, all signs point to a prolonged trucking rally with carriers seeing a 'high tide' rally extending into 2021.  According to the carrier U.S. express, three primary catalysts – higher driver turnover, declining TL capacity, and “overwhelming” volumes – will place upward pressure on rates through 2021. Continue reading >>

    Chris Bonura Joins PLG Consulting as Director of Client Services

    PLG Consulting is pleased to announce that Chris Bonura has joined the company in the role of Director of Client Services.  In his role as Director of Client Services,  Chris is responsible for managing consulting projects, contributing to consulting projects as a subject matter expert and serving as a product manager for a planned industrial site search platform.  Chris joins PLG Consulting with a diverse supply chain background and a broad perspective derived from working in analyzing multiple transportation modes over the last 20 years. His areas of expertise include site selection and lease negotiation of logistics-related facilities; the acquisition of railroads,...

    Inbound Logistics Article: Intermodal Meets the Moment

    Inbound Logistics Article:  Intermodal Meets the MomentPublished on May 11, 2021 | Written by Thomas GreshamInbound Logistics.In a supercharged supply chain, intermodal's value grows more evident than ever. These standout companies are contributing to its bright future.Through changing conditions, behaviors, and preferences in the freight market, the strengths of intermodal as a shipping option have endured over the years, according to Philip Evers, associate professor of supply chain management at the University of Maryland. "The advantages of intermodal are the same ones they've always been," he says. "It's a relatively low-cost and effective method of shipping and it's an eco-friendly...

    PLG Consulting and Strategic Development Group Announce Partnership

    PLG Consulting and Strategic Development Group Announce Partnership‘Best in Class’ Logistics and Supply Chain Excellence with Premier Site Selection ExpertiseChicago, IL, November 11, 2020 – PLG Consulting of Chicago, IL and Strategic Development Group (SDG) of Columbia, SC today announced a strategic partnership that provides major industrial customers, transportation and logistics service providers, and other investors with a powerful slate of services for managing complex projects involving new capital investment and supply chain/logistics design and optimization. Terms of the partnership include joint integration of each team’s consulting expertise for small to large-scale projects where clients are making critical business investments...

    Commentary: Truckload tightness to continue, U.S. Xpress report says

    According to Freightwaves.com, all signs point to a prolonged trucking rally with carriers seeing a 'high tide' rally extending into 2021.  According to the carrier U.S. express, three primary catalysts – higher driver turnover, declining TL capacity, and “overwhelming” volumes – will place upward pressure on rates through 2021. Continue reading >>

    James Shefelbine Joins PLG Consulting as Executive Vice President

    PLG Consulting is pleased to announce that James Shefelbine has joined the company in the role of Executive Vice President.  In his role as Executive Vice President, James is responsible for expanding PLG Consulting’s business by presenting its unique blend of expertise and experience to new and existing clients in the industrial economy through coordinated campaigns, customer engagements and industry events.  James comes to PLG Consulting with a wealth of experience in the transportation marketplace, having spent his career helping railroads and their customers grow their businesses.  James has held a number of operating, operations research, finance and marketing roles. Prior...