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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

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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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

8 Tips for Efficient Omnichannel Distribution

As the percent of online sales grow and as the line between web and traditional retail store fulfillment blurs, E-retailers and brands need to assess their fulfillment capabilities and those of their 3PL omnichannel distribution partners. F...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Consumer Goods Logistics

John Kettman | March 19, 2020

Warehouse Slotting: Low-Hanging Fruit for Labor Savings

After inventory costs, labor is your biggest cost bucket in the warehouse. If you can increase efficiency on the warehouse floor, it’s realistic to drive labor costs down up to 20% – even without automation. That money drops straight to the...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations

Kane Logistics | February 27, 2020

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

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

Alex Stark | February 13, 2020

It’s Valentine’s Day: Are You Still in Love with Your 3PL?

Marriages and logistics partnerships all start with an assumption of a happy ending. But it doesn’t always work out that way – in either case. Why do 3PL outsourcing relationships fail? A lot of the top reasons parallel what we hear in divo...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing