Case Studies

PLG Consulting helps paper and paperboard recycling leader optimize rail logistics

North American leader in paper and paperboard recycling optimizes rail logistics via business strategy in volatile market

A leader in paper and paperboard recycling, with production plants in Canada and 80+ destinations throughout North America, was looking for rail commercial market expertise to help them maximize the outcome of their master rail contract renewals. With a tumultuous transportation market and railroads signaling significant price increases, this market...

Major refining company optimizes their logistics strategy via comprehensive railcar fleet assessment

A major petroleum refiner, producing high-value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and specialty lubricant products was looking for a comprehensive railcar fleet assessment to understand opportunities for improved efficiencies and cost reductions. Due to PLG Consulting’s deep expertise in oil and gas, renewables and rail industries, the...

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Midwest-based operator of metals service centers invested in US road freight analysis to help improve service levels and market competitiveness while reducing costs

A large Midwest-based operator of metals service centers with over 14 facilities was seeking a solution for ongoing service concerns and high freight costs for their clients within the aerospace, automotive, chemical processing, consumer products, construction, electronics, and medical industries. They engaged PLG Consulting to execute a complete optimization analysis...

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Major landfill gas recycler teams up with leading provider of waste disposal and recycling services to bring to market cost-effective compressed gases

An international leader in developing technology to make clean burning, renewable second-generation biofuels was looking to team up with a leading provider of waste disposal and recycling services to recycle landfill gases into cost-effective compressed natural gases (CNG) and bring them to the energy and transportation markets.  CNG is an...

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International polymer producer improves competitive position through optimized warehouse and packaging solution

One of the world’s largest international petrochemicals manufacturers was seeking a way to optimize their export supply chain by selecting a North American warehouse and packaging location(s), enabling them to respond to the needs of their customers in key markets around the world. PLG’s team of experts was engaged to conduct...

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Leading Permian Basin oil producer develops game-changing approach to frac sand procurement

The client is a leading exploration and production (E&P) company with a top position in the Permian Basin, as well as other North American shale plays and numerous international off-shore/deep-water locations.  Following a highly successful Permian Basin frac sand sourcing and logistics strategy formulation project with PLG Consulting, the client...

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Major metallurgical coal producer implements business continuity strategies to accommodate +50% volume increase while identifying $40 million annual cost savings

A major metallurgical coal producer near the US Gulf Coast supplying a high-quality, high-value met coal for the world market at nearly eight million short tons annually had slated a new mine operation for development that would double their production. PLG was engaged to identify operational and infrastructure risks of the...

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

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...

Expanding national chemical company gets help with growing pains

Client is one of the leaders in the chemical industry with nationwide product coverage through a series of private and public terminals. Their business has grown significantly and become inefficient. They needed to determine how to improve their efficiency with both assets and personnel. Services Provided Gathered baseline data and analyzed...

Global chemical company redesigns their supply chain and improves business processes

A rapidly growing global diversified specialty chemical company, the client was in the process of upgrading their legacy ERP system and were interested in redesigning their supply chain business processes. The client requested an integrated supply chain assessment with a comparison with industry best practices to optimize their business processes...

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Water infrastructure product manufacturer saves $4.7MM after optimization

Although continually showing year-over-year budget improvement in logistics costs, a leading provider of safety, quality, conservation, and flow-control products to water infrastructure markets in North America, Europe and China had not done a major network analysis in approximately eight years. New executive management decided that an optimization study, along with...

Large chemical manufacturer seeks to take advantage of the U.S. shale gas transformation

Client is a large chemical manufacturer designing new operating units to take advantage of the U.S. shale gas transformation. Client requested PLG Consulting assist with site selection as well as lead the design and engineering of the associated logistics infrastructure. The logistics design needed to be collaborative with either a...

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