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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

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 | 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

Kane Logistics | May 27, 2021

Exploring the Benefits of Dedicated Fleet Services

About 53% of all carriers are private carriers, for a total in the U.S. of about 620,000 registered carriers, according to the ATA. Close to 70% of outbound freight moves on private fleet trucks. When a company decides to manage its own pri...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Kane Logistics | May 13, 2021

The Keys to Great 3PL Customer Service: An Interview with KANE’s Jason Brown

Kane Logistics was recently named 3PL of the Year by Sam’s Club. KANE operates three high-volume distribution centers for Sam's Club. The award recognizes superior operational performance and customer service. We talked with Jason Brown, KA...
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Topics: Consumer Goods Logistics