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

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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 to design, procure, and implement the transportation of the blades and managed the solution on a turnkey basis to project completion within eight months of initially securing the project.

Services Provided

  • Designed and executed a global supply chain for the movement of over 600 wind turbine blades across three continents and five countries to Spain
  • Project included ground transport, maritime transport, DC selection/operation, and sourcing the manufacture of new transport fixtures to optimize shipments
  • Dispatched a team of transportation experts across the globe to oversee and manage each shipment

Results

  • Cargo delivered on schedule
  • Project completed 30% under the original budget, including transportation cost savings of over $2.6 million
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