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September 27, 2012

The logistics challenges of mining companies are unique and complex. Despite this, investments in logistics people, processes and systems often take a back seat to core investments around finding, extracting and processing minerals. Logistics costs as a percent of a mining company’s total operating costs may be small, but mining companies can uncover literally millions of dollars in hidden profits by reexamining how they address logistics challenges.

Often, third-party logistics providers (3PLs) who specialize in industrial freight can provide targeted solutions that reduce operating costs and improve service levels, while freeing your team to focus on strategic initiatives. Net freight savings of 8% to 12% are not unusual for a sub-optimized freight network. This paper examines five freight-related challenges faced by mining companies and how 3PLs can help address them.

This whitepaper from PLS Logistics Services examines five freight-related challenges faced by mining companies and how 3PLs can help address them.


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