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Alex Stark | September 28, 2020

Maximizing Logistics Outsourcing Benefits: What Shippers Can Do

A good third-party logistics partner (3PL) can add value far beyond the cost of the service. But the extent of that value is significantly influenced by the actions of the outsourcing company and how it manages the relationship. This articl...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing

Alex Stark | August 27, 2020

What to Look for in Food Logistics Companies

If you manage distribution for a food manufacturer, distributor or retailer, you’re concerned not only with shipping accurate, on-time orders, but also with cold chain management, regulatory compliance, food safety, and other specialized lo...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing, Food and Beverage Logistics

The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great 3PL Customer

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

Safety In Logistics Operations

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

Kane Logistics | August 13, 2020

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

Alex Stark | August 12, 2020

Streamline Packaging by Integrating with Product Distribution

Specific consumer products all look pretty much the same as they roll off the manufacturing line. But to satisfy the various ways retailers want to sell products and consumers want to receive them, these products are bundled, wrapped, seale...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 3PL Outsourcing, Reduce logistics costs, Contract Packaging

Alex Stark | July 17, 2020

10 Tips to Improve Logistics Workforce Management

Other than inventory, your logistics workforce is the largest expense in your distribution centers, eating up 50–70% of the warehousing budget. It’s why managing and reducing labor-related expenses is a top priority for just about every log...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations

Kane Logistics | April 30, 2020

Logistics Planning Crucial to Smooth Warehouse Start-up Projects

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 overarch...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations, Ecommerce Fulfillment

Larry Catanzaro | April 09, 2020

Examining Freight Delivery Challenges During COVID-19

We’ve seen no negative impact on KANE customers’ freight during COVID-19 – a great accomplishment that has required a spirited effort by our transportation team. Here are some of the issues we’ve had to face.
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

Kane Logistics | April 02, 2020

Logistics Workforce Protection: The New Normal in 3PL Operations

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 – with...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Safety