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Kane Logistics | November 11, 2021

Warehouse Change Management: How We Got Roger’s Buy-In

This is an update of a previously published blog on warehouse change management. With the explosion of technology on the warehouse floor and the increasing use of robots and other warehouse automation, work processes are changing. To achiev...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations

Jim McMurphy, CIO | November 04, 2021

Warehouse Automation and Robotics: A Practical Perspective

The logistics industry is in the grips of a disruptive labor shortage. Along with the truck driver shortage, reliable warehouse workers are also hard to find and keep, and wages continue to rise. Warehouse automation, mechanization and robo...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations, Reduce logistics costs

The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great 3PL Customer

This quick-read eBook lists 12 best practices designed to elicit greatness from your 3PL.

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Safety In Logistics Operations

4 strategies to turn safety from a compliance-driven chore to a profit-driving opportunity.

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Kane Logistics | October 28, 2021

Highlights from the 26th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study

The Annual Third-Party Logistics Study has been published every year since 1996. It provides a yearly pulse on the state of logistics outsourcing, and the relationship between 3PLs and their customers. This article provides a high-level sum...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Labor Management, 3PL Outsourcing

Amy Wren, Chief People Officer | October 25, 2021

Key 3PL Vetting Question: What’s Your Turnover Rate?

Choosing a third-party logistics provider is a critically important strategic decision, made only after evaluating answers to hundreds of questions related to operational processes, systems integration and other key solution elements. But o...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, 3PL Outsourcing

Kane Logistics | September 29, 2021

Warehouse Labor Solutions: Q&A on Labor Challenges with KANE’s John Kettman

The scarcity of labor has become the number one issue in US product distribution, particularly as peak season approaches. We spoke to KANE’s Senior VP of Distribution and Operations about the challenge of developing effective warehouse labo...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management

Patrick Coughlin | September 23, 2021

The PROs and CONs of 3PL Industry Consolidation

Mergers & Acquisitions in the third-party logistics (3PL) industry are on the upswing. Is that a good thing for users of 3PL services? It can be, but shippers working with 3PLs that are the product of recent mergers must do their due di...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing

Kane Logistics | August 19, 2021

Strategies to Reduce Overtime Costs in the Warehouse

Significant employment decreases occurred in many industries during the pandemic. But in transportation and warehousing, demand for labor continued and even grew. When there are not enough reliable workers to fill the need, warehouse operat...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management

Kane Logistics | August 12, 2021

The Race for (Warehouse) Space: A Q&A with KANE’s Chief Commercial Officer

Vacancy rates for distribution warehouse space are near all-time lows and that’s forced shippers and 3PLs to rethink traditional strategies to support growth. We recently talked with KANE’s Chief Commercial Officer, Stan Schrader, about the...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations