Mining and Minerals

Customized recommendations as unique as your mining and minerals organization

With specialized product characteristics and logistics needs, mined commodities are particularly exposed to transportation and logistics costs. This is because logistics frequently makes up a significant – often majority – portion of the delivered sale price. While this can present some risk for mined commodity businesses, for PLG Consulting clients, it actually represents an opportunity to turn logistics into a competitive advantage.

Mined commodities and minerals experience, including:

  • Frac sand
  • Industrial sand
  • Soda ash
  • Coal
  • Limestone
  • petroleum coke (petcoke)
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Potash
  • Titanium oxide
  • Iron ore
  • Bauxite

PLG Consulting brings long-term solutions to mining and minerals logistics. We have delivered value to hundreds of clients and projects since 2001.

Supplying breakthrough insights for mining and minerals companies

Mining and minerals commodity logistics bring unique challenges including asset and infrastructure intensity, specialized handling equipment, changing units of measure across the supply chain, owned or leased assets (railcars, trailers, ships, barges) and complex freight negotiations.

We understand how the supply chain for mined commodities must be efficiently and cost-optimally integrated from mine mouth to processing to distribution and finished product delivery. You can rely on PLG Consulting to help ensure your logistics are best-in-class among your competition and also fully support your business and commercial objectives within your target markets.

Mining and minerals logistics and supply chain services:

  • Comprehensive logistics assessments that deliver operational and cost-reduction opportunities
  • Transportation procurement negotiations
  • Network optimization and logistics network analysis
  • Site selection for raw material supply, processing, and terminaling/distribution locations
  • Rail and marine facility design and operations planning
  • Material handling systems
  • Sales and operations planning (S&OP) implementation
  • Technology (TMS, WMS) needs assessment, selection, and implementation
  • Competitive access/mode and carrier competition
  • Vertical supply chain integration for product end-users

Have you captured the benefits of an end-to-end optimized supply chain?

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    We are a bulk logistics and supply chain consulting firm who delivers customized and practical solutions to the industrial economy. Over 200 of the world’s most admired shippers, transportation service providers and PE firms trust us to help solve their complex logistics and supply chain challenges.

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