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A Look Back: Top Logistics Blog Posts of 2020

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As 2020 winds down, we took at look at the year’s top logistics blog posts that most wound you up.

In case you missed them the first time, here are the three KANE-published articles that attracted the most readers. They touch on different topics (start-up management, workforce management and productivity) but all relate in one way or another to managing people – still a critically important core competency in our tech-centric, COVID-altered world.

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Topics: Consumer Goods Logistics

Warehouse Food Safety: An Interview with KANE’s Quality and Compliance Czar

Posted by Kane Logistics

It’s fair to say that safety is in the news a lot these days. For companies, like Kane Logistics, that specialize in food and beverage logistics, warehouse food safety is a 24/7 obsession. We talked recently with Lora Cumbie, KANE’s Director of Quality and Compliance, to understand how KANE helps its food-industry customers operate safely and in full compliance with regulating agencies.

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Topics: Food and Beverage Logistics

Key Trends in Food and Beverage Logistics

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From October 21-22, Armstrong & Associates held its annual 3PL Value Creation Summit. One of the expert panels featured on the agenda was “Key Trends in Food and Beverage Logistics.” KANE Logistics’ Alex Stark was on this panel, along with representatives from CJ Logistics, Matson and RLS Logistics.

Here’s a quick rundown of what these experts are seeing in the food and beverage logistics space.

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Topics: Food and Beverage Logistics

Wine and Spirits Logistics

Posted by Kane Logistics

What country drinks the most wine and spirits in the world, per capita?

Drumroll, please….

According to Alcohol.com, it’s Belarus, followed by Lithuania, Grenada and the Czech Republic.

What 3PL distributes the most wine and spirits in the U.S.?

We’re not sure, but this year Kane Logistics will ship about 26 million cases of wine & spirits for its customers, building on our 30-year strategic focus on wine and spirits logistics. We recently sat down with two of KANE’s top operators for wine and spirits logistics – Richard Reilly and Mike Kelly – to discuss the top challenges associated with this type of product. Following are 7 priority challenges that they identified.

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Topics: Warehouse Operations, Food and Beverage Logistics, Wine & spirits

Logistics Planning Crucial to Smooth Warehouse Start-up Projects

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Back in 2005, the Tyler Texas Area Builders Association built a large home from the ground up in less than 3 hours. At the time, it set a record. Here's the video.  

It was a promotional effort to publicize the Association, but the overarching message was the importance of planning. While the build itself took just 2:52 hours, it was the product of months of meetings – among engineers, architects, builders, landscapers, tradesman, and project planners – to spec out every last aspect of the project. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations, Ecommerce Fulfillment

Logistics Workforce Protection: The New Normal in 3PL Operations

Posted by Kane Logistics

During a recent meeting with KANE associates, our long-time business partner, Sam’s Club, reminded the team that they were “the backbone of this economy right now.”

It was a heartfelt comment that cut right to the heart of the matter – without logistics workers, the supply lines for essential goods like food and household staples stop flowing and commerce grinds to a halt.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Safety

An Interview with Patrick Coughlin, KANE’s New Chief Operating Officer

Posted by Kane Logistics

KANE’s new Chief Operating Officer is Patrick Coughlin, a 30+ year logistics industry veteran with a strong history of driving performance excellence in corporate logistics and 3PL environments. We recently sat down with Patrick to discuss the trends and opportunities he’s seeing in the market.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Labor Management, Logistics Safety, Ecommerce Fulfillment, Truck Drivers

KANE 2019 - Year in Review

Posted by Kane Logistics

Usually, this is the time of year when we can take a few moments, breathe deeply, assess the past year’s performance, and plan for the upcoming year. But with the ever-increasing pressure on the logistics/supply chain function to get products to market faster and more efficiently, we no longer have that luxury.

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Topics: KANE Company

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