Rail transportation and logistics is at the heart of PLG’s strength, and our veterans have rail industry experience from the shipper, carrier, and engineering perspectives. Our team has the knowledge and expertise to collaborate with you in all aspects of rail.
The client is a North American regional/short line railroad holding company that also provides transload and facility operations services. Client needed strategic research and detailed information that would drive actionable business development and expansion opportunities within the Client’s core short line and regional freight railroad businesses. Client was especially interested in new opportunities presented by the North American energy revolution and potential US manufacturing expansion in the coming five years.
Identified nineteen (19) tested, actionable business development and expansion opportunities in the areas of:
The client is a U.S. refinery that traditionally had received their crude oil via ship or barge and was beginning to receive crude-by-rail from western Canada. Client needed rail commercial, operational, regulatory and compliance advice in order to ramp up their incoming crude volume safely and with more efficiency. PLG worked with Client on a series of progressive engagements over approximately two years.
Jean is an accomplished career logistics executive with over 35 years’ experience in the rail, distribution, and transportation consulting industries. She has in-depth expertise in a wide variety of disciplines, including logistics/railroad network operations and transportation analysis; problem solving and process simplification; systems design, and development and implementation. She is PLG Consulting’s lead Project Manager for rail and petroleum related projects.
Rail Management Systems
Rail Process Improvement
Rate & Fleet Analysis
Crude by rail / canada
Phil Is a senior level executive in supply chain management, asset sizing, strategy and network optimization achieved by working over 30 years in Canadian Pacific Railway. He has specific experience in developing crude by rail supply chain solutions including asset optimization and terminal development. Based in Calgary, AB, he brings special expertise in Canadian oil sands crude and the associated transportation, terminal, production and refining needs.
NA Freight RR Network
Roger is career freight railroad executive with over 35 years of experience in Class 1, short line, and regional railroad management and ownership. He was the founder and managing partner of one of the largest short line railroad holding companies in North America. Roger has over 25 years with Burlington Northern Railroad and BNSF Railway, as an executive manager holding positions In operations, engineering, marketing, and safety.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mike is an accomplished career logistics executive with over 30 years of experience in the petroleum, chemical, and metals industries. He has in-depth knowledge in a wide variety of disciplines, including commercial and operational logistics, logistics technology, and performance metrics across all transportation modes.
Petroleum, Petrochemical, and Plastics Supply Chain
Logistics Diagnostic Assessments
Common Carrier/Private Truck Fleet
Supply Chain Performance