All posts by: PLG Consulting, Inc.

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Large chemical manufacturer seeks to take advantage of the U.S. shale gas transformation

Client is a large chemical manufacturer designing new operating units to take advantage of the U.S. shale gas transformation. Client requested PLG Consulting assist with site selection as well as lead the design and engineering of the associated logistics infrastructure. The logistics design needed to be collaborative with either a single site or dual site […]

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Global chemical manufacturer improves operational efficiencies through rail expansion

Client is a land-locked chemical manufacturer with dynamic and increasing shift-to-shift requirements for intra-site railcar switching to/from multiple loading facilities. PLG performed rail operations and infrastructure assessments to support the options analysis and subsequent funding processes for new/improved rail infrastructure at the two plants. The rail assessments will primarily address the plant #1 needs for […]

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A world-class producer of calcium products sees seven-figure cost reductions

Founded in 1907 and built on one of the world’s richest limestone reserves, this client is the most diversified producer of high-quality lime and calcium-based products in North America. With thousands of rail shipments per year, a diverse mix of car types and fleets, and complex infrastructure requirements for in-plant and outside plant storage and […]

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Despite current market constraints, chemical company reduces truck shipping costs

This global chemical company, delivering to more than 100 countries around the world, is focused on the manufacturing, formulation and distribution of crop protection products. They engaged with PLG Consulting to improve their truckload services, streamline their technology delivery tool application and reduce overall cost per mile. Services Provided Retrieve, scrub and analyze client data […]

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Large railroad management company receives impactful investment advice

The client is a large private transportation and logistics provider with real estate development capability. The client requested information on key issues ahead of the North American energy and petrochemical revolution which will affect the client’s services and markets over the coming years. Services Provided Identified specific, actionable business opportunities inside and outside of the […]

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Largest North American wind farm development maximizes the use of rail for materials and component deliveries

A major North American wind farm operator was in final permitting stages for the largest wind farm in North America.  The project entailed a 3 gigawatt wind farm that would require approximately 1000 turbines in a remote part of southern Wyoming with construction spaced over a 4 year period. Permit conditions and weather created a […]

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A leading US bulk trucking and logistics provider seeks best growth options for unique business units

Client is a large trucking and logistics provider in the US. PLG Consulting was engaged to perform strategic plan assessments on each of three business units: chemicals, energy, and intermodal. PLG Consulting presented the “highest/best” growth options for each business unit relative to the positive implications of the US energy and manufacturing upturns, and developed […]

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Chemical industry leader receives objective assessment of recently insourced logistics processes

Client is one of the leaders in the chemical industry with multiple production facilities, a nationwide customer base and multiple grades of products. Their highly competitive commodity market is differentiated on safe transportation, superior customer service and competitive distribution costs. They recently insourced their logistics processes and needed an objective assessment of their logistics business […]

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Diagnostic assessment of transportation and logistics processes identifies over $700K in cost improvement opportunities

Major US manufacturer of washroom equipment was looking to improve their cost competitiveness and gain competitive advantage. Services Provided Implemented comprehensive supply chain process review. Evaluated processes, people, and systems supporting transportation and logistics through interviews, data analysis, and a series of site visits Normalized and benchmarked truckload, LTL, and parcel transportation spend against accepted […]

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