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Consumer Goods Logistics Blog


Is Your 3PL in the News? What for?

Posted by Alex Stark on January 30, 2020

Third party logistics companies (3PLs) are often in the news these days – but for reasons quite different than they were 10 years ago. 

This thought occurred to me while I was skimming recent news items in some of the top logistics industry trade publications. I decided to start counting and classifying the types of stories about specific 3PLs. Close to 75% were related to either acquisitions, financial performance, lawsuits or problems with labor contracts. The remaining 25% or so were about value delivered for customers or service expansion.

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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company

Why You Should Move Secondary Packaging Closer to the Consumer

Posted by Alex Stark on January 23, 2020

Much of the cost and complexity in CPG supply chains happen post manufacturing.

Think about it. You might have one product – a potato chip – that gets packaged in dozens of ways. Historically, this final packaging has been handled as a discrete supply chain function by contract packaging companies. But an increasing number of CPG companies are recognizing the huge cost advantages – as much as 30% of combined warehousing, packaging and freight costs – of performing secondary packaging in the distribution center.

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Topics: Consumer Goods Logistics, Warehouse Operations

KANE 2019 - Year in Review

Posted by Kane Logistics on January 21, 2020

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

The KANE story – in the style of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Posted by Alex Stark on December 27, 2019

It’s the evening of Christmas day. I’ve retreated to my home office after enjoying an outstanding day filled with family, great food, and the sharing of presents. Being a supply chain wonk, I’ve already pondered the Christmas magic of how all these goodies find their way to their final destinations. Yes Virginia, it is all about logistics.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Consumer Goods Logistics, 3PL Outsourcing

KANE’s Best-Read Blogs of 2019

Posted by Kane Logistics on December 19, 2019

Each month we write several articles on some aspect of logistics management. It’s always interesting to look back at the end of the year and see which ones had the highest readership. This year, a cost-saving blog topped the list (no surprise), but it was followed by two blogs focused on talent recruitment, illustrating what a key challenge this is for logistics organizations.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

Dispatches from the Road: Paul Pantellis

Posted by Kane Logistics on December 12, 2019

In our “Dispatches from the Road” blog feature, KANE shares the thoughts of our drivers – the men and women who live and breathe the transportation topics we often write about.  In our latest installment, we interview KANE driver Paul Pantellis.

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Topics: Truck Drivers

School Superintendents Visit KANE Scranton Campus

Posted by Kane Logistics on December 05, 2019

Each month, school district superintendents from Lackawanna County in northeast Pennsylvania meet to discuss a variety of issues common to them all – things like curriculums, budget management, and security. Typically, they meet in a conference room at the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, however last month they met at KANE headquarters in Scranton, where there was one more topic on the agenda – jobs.

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Topics: Warehouse Operations, KANE Company, Truck Drivers

Dispatches from the Road: Marjorie Carney

Posted by Kane Logistics on November 21, 2019

In our “Dispatches from the Road” blog feature, KANE shares the thoughts of our drivers – the men and women who live and breathe the transportation topics we often write about.  In our latest installment, we interview new KANE driver Marjorie Carney.

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Topics: Truck Drivers

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