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Kane Logistics | December 09, 2021

How to Reduce Freight Costs AND Attract Truck Freight Capacity

The current freight capacity crunch has not been kind to corporate freight budgets. But a capacity-at-any-cost strategy is not sustainable – even in the short term. It’s why we went back and updated our idea log on freight cost reduction st...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing, Freight Transportation, Reduce logistics costs

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

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

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

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

Kane Logistics | July 08, 2021

Efficient Co-Packing Services Require Mix of Manual & Automated Processes

Large-volume contract packaging operations can be very labor dependent. With warehouse labor increasingly harder to find, and the cost of that labor increasing, interest in packaging automation is also on the rise. But when it comes to seco...
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Topics: Contract Packaging

Kane Logistics | June 18, 2021

3PL Selection: Rely on Customer Experience to Identify the Right Partner

3PL selection has become a critically important decision for manufacturers and retailers as they seek the efficiency, flexibility and operational cost savings that third-party logistics providers can bring. Choosing a 3PL has historically b...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing