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Part Two of Five: Achieving Supply Chain Optimization for Dry and Liquid Bulk Commodities

Part 2: A Simple Supply Chain Written by Phil Fisher, PLG Senior Consultant.  Dry Bulk Batch Production via Seller-Managed Trucking and Export Terminal Part Two of our blog series demonstrates a quite simple Supply Chain Optimization (SCO) example for a plant with truck deliveries of a batch-produced, dry bulk product to its own export terminal. This […]

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International polymer producer seeks to optimize their export supply chain by selecting a North American warehouse and packaging location

One of the world’s largest international petrochemicals manufacturers was seeking a way to optimize their export supply chain by selecting a North American warehouse and packaging location(s), enabling them to respond to the needs of their customers in key markets around the world. PLG’s team of experts was engaged to conduct a market study to […]

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Achieving Supply Chain Optimization for Dry and Liquid Bulk Commodities

A FIVE-PART BLOG SERIES Written by Phil Fisher, PLG Senior Consultant.  This five-part blog series will help company management for buyers, sellers, transportation providers (truck, rail, pipeline, barge, ocean), and terminals/warehouses who handle any bulk commodity understand best practices in supply chain optimization (SCO).  We have outlined practical tips on how organizations can better uncover […]

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Leading Permian Basin oil producer develops game-changing approach to frac sand procurement

The client is a leading exploration and production (E&P) company with a top position in the Permian Basin, as well as other North American shale plays and numerous international off-shore/deep-water locations.  Following a highly successful Permian Basin frac sand sourcing and logistics strategy formulation project with PLG Consulting, the client requested support to more finely […]

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Cost-Saving Tips for Freight Shippers During a Recessionary Period

IntroductionDean Piacente, a PLG consultant and respected leader in the rail and intermodal transportation industries, shares his cost-savings and operational improvement tips for companies who utilize various transportation modes for their industrial commodities.  His expert advice aims to help companies manage and/or eliminate costs during this recessionary period. Tip #1. Leverage the recessionary market for […]

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Major metallurgical coal producer implements business continuity strategies to accommodate +50% volume increase while identifying $40 million annual cost savings

A major metallurgical coal producer near the US Gulf Coast supplying a high-quality, high-value met coal for the world market at nearly eight million short tons annually had slated a new mine operation for development that would double their production.  PLG was engaged to identify operational and infrastructure risks of the client’s current supply chain […]

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PLG Experts Reveal Predictions on Oil/Gas Prices and Their Impact on Resin Production and US Exports as a Result of COVID-19

PLG EXPERTS REVEAL PREDICTIONS ON OIL/GAS PRICES AND THEIR IMPACT ON RESIN PRODUCTION AND US EXPORTS AS A RESULT OF COVID-19 Summary Overview In the wake of COVID-19 global oil and gas price fluctuations are affecting virtually all chemical markets, including resins. Companies who produce and sell these chemicals are asking experts to predict the […]

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Trucking Outlook 2019

TRENDS IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY INDICATE ANOTHER CHALLENGING YEAR FOR SHIPPERS Contributing Authors: Michael Muhich, Taylor Robinson Looking back at 2018 In March of 2018, PLG Consulting offered an insightful white paper and webinar highlighting the pronounced challenges that shippers faced in an extremely difficult trucking market.  A few critical components included driver supply, driver turnover/retention, […]

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