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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

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 | 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

Alex Stark | January 30, 2020

Is Your 3PL in the News? What for?

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...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company News

Alex Stark | January 23, 2020

Why You Should Move Secondary Packaging Closer to the Consumer

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 disc...
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Topics: Consumer Goods Logistics, Warehouse Operations, Contract Packaging

Kane Logistics | January 21, 2020

KANE 2019 - Year in Review

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 produc...
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Topics: KANE Company News

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Alex Stark | December 27, 2019

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

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 a...
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