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Rail Industry Trends 2019

Key Highlights and Analysis from MARS Winter Meeting 2019 Graham Brisben, CEO of PLG Consulting, traveled to Lombard, Illinois to attend the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers annual winter meeting, January 16-17.  In the following, Brisben shares his thoughts and reflections about the conference. Over a day and a half in the middle of January, […]

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Wind turbine producer in a tight production pinch ends up saving over $2.6 million in transportation costs

An international supplier of wind turbine blades found themselves facing a manufacturing problem. When their Spanish business unit announced a production shortfall and thus inability to fulfill existing customer orders of over 600 blades, they scrambled to realign the manufacturing plans at their other facilities around the world to replenish the shortfall. PLG was retained […]

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Expanding national chemical company gets help with growing pains

Client is one of the leaders in the chemical industry with nationwide product coverage through a series of private and public terminals. Their business has grown significantly and become inefficient. They needed to determine how to improve their efficiency with both assets and personnel. Services Provided Gathered baseline data and analyzed key process components Prioritized […]

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Global chemical company redesigns their supply chain and improves business processes

A rapidly growing global diversified specialty chemical company, the client was in the process of upgrading their legacy ERP system and were interested in redesigning their supply chain business processes. The client requested an integrated supply chain assessment with a comparison with industry best practices to optimize their business processes and identify improvement opportunities. Services […]

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Water infrastructure product manufacturer saves $4.7MM after optimization

Although continually showing year-over-year budget improvement in logistics costs, a leading provider of safety, quality, conservation, and flow-control products to water infrastructure markets in North America, Europe and China had not done a major network analysis in approximately eight years. New executive management decided that an optimization study, along with benchmarking research, would be both […]

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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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