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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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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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