Lean Manufacturing Consulting

We combine logistics, site selection, and operations strategies to enhance manufacturing productivity Our lean manufacturing consulting services are designed to optimize and expand your manufacturing and logistics footprint for a seamless transition from production to market.

PLG Consulting’s seasoned experts have a proven track record in optimizing lean manufacturing processes for multi-billion-dollar supply chains, helping to streamline production, reduce waste and enhance overall efficiency in a manner that supports our client’s business and growth objectives. The rapid evolution of manufacturing technologies and methodologies pose both challenges and opportunities for manufacturers, with far-reaching implications for their production, distribution, and logistics strategies.


PLG Consulting comprehends the specific needs and challenges associated with the production of a wide range of commodities and goods, including chemicals, oil and gas, bulk commodities, and manufactured goods. We have accumulated expertise in planning, optimization, operations, and site selection for manufacturing facilities. Our transportation and logistics proficiency across all modes – rail, intermodal, marine, terminals, truck, and pipeline contributes to our recommendations integrating lean manufacturing, logistics, and distribution with your existing and potentially new partners. Our specific and unique experience includes various types of manufacturing and distribution facilities:


Manufacturing plants

Third-party manufacturing operators

Manufacturing facility developers/owners

Manufacturing and distribution logistics across all modes – rail, intermodal, marine, truck, and pipeline

Terminals and transload facilities

How we help

We marry logistics, site selection and operations strategies to improve warehouse productivity

Our distribution point services are married together to optimize and expand your warehouse and logistics footprint for a seamless go-to-market.

Lean Manufacturing Optimization
For manufacturers, we model and optimize the locations of production nodes, ensuring a high performing supply chain that helps turn manufacturing and logistics into a competitive advantage.

Our assessments and recommendations lead to improvements which ensure your terminals are running efficiently and fully compliant with all safety, health, environmental, and security standards and regulations.

Technology Needs Assessment and Solutions
We help you assess and find the best fit for warehouse management systems (WMS), inventory management and control, and other tools to help control costs and improve operations.

Site Selection
We help organizations find, assess, and determine the best location or site for their new warehouse or distribution center, factoring in important industrial, logistics and economic development criteria to ensure the investment is the right one.

We have helped dozens of shippers procure distribution services, ensuring cost-competitive agreements fully supported by performance clauses.

Business Strategy
For warehouse service providers, we have helped develop strategies and intelligence that allows them to penetrate new markets and improve asset utilization.

Whether you’re looking to optimize your current warehouse facilities or procure new locations, our experts have on average over 20 years of experience in supply chain management and logistics.

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