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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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International specialty chemical manufacturer gets new rail yard

Client is a chemical manufacturer with a large fleet and multiple third-party tenants. One client facility was experiencing sustained growth, and rail yards were trending towards over-capacity. Client requested assistance with intraplant site selection for a new rail yard, including sizing of the yard for growth scenarios. Client also requested the design of a locomotive […]

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A large, rapidly-growing oil field services company finds innovative ways to cut costs

Client is one of the largest oil field services companies in North America and has grown significantly due to the rapid growth of hydraulic fracturing.  Their logistics function has expanded dramatically and lacked use of standard processes and technology.  The client had been able to achieve a high level of customer service through the use […]

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