Case Studies

PLG delivers over $40M in ocean freight sourcing savings for a global consumer packaged goods manufacturer

Our Client, a large global CPG manufacturer, faced a significant challenge as they lacked the internal resources and capabilities to conduct their own sourcing efforts. With a project involving the preparation, hosting, and analysis of a global ocean freight event totaling over $60 million in spend, they recognized the importance...

A leading petrochemical service provider invests in sustainable plastic resins

Our Client, a leading provider of in-plant services for the petrochemical industry, sought PLG's expert advice in evaluating opportunities to collect and upgrade plastic scrap. By entering the plastic scrap market, the company could leverage its expertise, workforce, and customer relationships with resin producers while it entered a sustainable market....

Revolutionizing Rail Safety and Efficiency: How a leading chemical manufacturer transformed operations through procedural revisions and employee training standardization

Imagine a colossal coastal chemical company that has been dominating the market for the past three decades, experiencing tremendous growth. As the company expanded, it constructed its own internal railroad network to facilitate the delivery of raw materials and finished products to its customers. With an unyielding commitment to the...

A world-leading chemical producer supplying products to large industrial customers improves competitiveness via comprehensive rail freight negotiation strategy

The Client, a world-leading chemical producer supplying products to large industrial customers, owns a major producing facility that is captive to a single railroad. The challenge was to develop and execute a rail freight negotiations strategy that would enable the Client to supply their market in a competitive manner while delivering top quartile...

Leading US industrial operating services organization invests in comprehensive renewable fuels market analysis to identify growth opportunities

The Client, a leading US-based operating company for the refining, petrochemical, terminal, and marine transportation industries has a proven plant services business in conventional fossil fuels and chemicals. Recent changes in renew able energy types, feedstocks, and processes compelled the Client management to explore and understand the changing renewables landscape....

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...

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