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North American leader in paper and paperboard recycling optimizes rail logistics via business strategy in volatile market

A leader in paper and paperboard recycling, with production plants in Canada and 80+ destinations throughout North America, was looking for rail commercial market expertise to help them maximize the outcome of their master rail contract renewals. With a tumultuous transportation market and railroads signaling significant price increases, this market leader wanted to optimize its […]

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Episode 2: Tightness in the Trucking Market

Episode 2:  Tightness in the Trucking Market   Today’s podcast features our host, Chris Bonura, and trucking expert and PLG Consultant, Jon Gilbert. Jon has over 30 years of experience in truck freight, small package logistics, and supply chain optimization. Jon has strategically sourced over $150 million in logistics services in trucking and other transportation modes.  […]

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Major refining company optimizes their logistics strategy via comprehensive railcar fleet assessment

A major petroleum refiner, producing high-value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and specialty lubricant products was looking for a comprehensive railcar fleet assessment to understand opportunities for improved efficiencies and cost reductions. Due to PLG Consulting’s deep expertise in oil and gas, renewables and rail industries, the client selected PLG’s team […]

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Midwest-based operator of metals service centers invested in US road freight analysis to help improve service levels and market competitiveness while reducing costs

A large Midwest-based operator of metals service centers with over 14 facilities was seeking a solution for ongoing service concerns and high freight costs for their clients within the aerospace, automotive, chemical processing, consumer products, construction, electronics, and medical industries. They engaged PLG Consulting to execute a complete optimization analysis and assessment of their US […]

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Episode 1: Intersection of E-Commerce and Intermodal Rail

Episode 1:  Welcome to PLG Consulting’s 1st ‘Talking Logistics’ Podcast.  Today’s podcast features our host, Chris Bonura, and veteran intermodal and rail transportation expert, John Tuttle.  John and Chris discuss the topic of the “Intersection of E-Commerce and Intermodal Rail”.  In 2020 e-commerce sales grew by 32% and by more than 8 times the overall […]

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