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Alex Stark | March 18, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Visit from the New PA Governor

Tom Corbett, the newly elected Governor of Pennsylvania, spoke on March 17th to an audience of business leaders at the Scranton Chamber of Commerce. This was the Governor's first visit to the Electric City. He started out by stating that he...
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Alex Stark | March 10, 2011

Q&A with Chuck Taylor on the End of Cheap Oil

This week's blog post is a Q&A with Chuck Taylor, long-time logistics professional and head coach at Awake! Consulting. Chuck speaks frequently on how companies must prepare for the end of cheap oil.   What is your main message to logis...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Freight Transportation

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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Alex Stark | February 17, 2011

Is CapGemini’s 2020 Future Value Chain Report Too “Futuristic?”

Cap Gemini just published its most recent installment of the Future Value Chain – "Building Strategies for the New Decade." This report, the third in the series, looks at the supply chain and what the future of consumer product distribution...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

Alex Stark | February 11, 2011

Gene Kane’s Last ‘Message from the Chairman’ Cable Article

Recently going through some files, I discovered a hand written paper from our late founder, Gene Kane.  It was addressed to me regarding the Cable, our company newsletter.  It is the last article Gene wrote for the publication.   After 50 y...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

Alex Stark | February 07, 2011

Armchair Logistics Concerning the FMI/GMA Conference

By all indications, the most recent FMI (Food Marketing Institute)/GMA (Grocery Manufacturers Association) 2011 Supply Chain Conference held in Orlando last week was another successful joint venture.  The two industry organizations joined f...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

Alex Stark | December 20, 2010

CSA 2010: What's the Big Deal?

CSA 2010. Mention it to anyone related to the trucking industry and you may get a reaction you weren't expecting. The initiative, whose ultimate goal is to achieve a greater reduction in large truck and bus crashes, injuries, and fatalities...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Safety, Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | July 22, 2010

Are Shippers Wasting Truckers' Time?

CSA 2010 is an acronym for Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, a new initiative from the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA).  Through CSA 2010, the FMCSA together with state partners and industry will work to reduce commer...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 3PL Outsourcing, Logistics Safety, Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | July 20, 2010

WMS market headed for a split – DC Velocity

WMS market headed for a split – DC Velocity. In a cluttered playing field, one direction 3PL organizations are exploring is toward technology to deliver a competitive advantage.  It appears that the WMS (warehouse management system) market ...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Technology, KANE Company News

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