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Stan Schrader | September 19, 2019

3PL Metrics: Do Retail Suppliers Measure Success the Wrong Way?

If you are a user of third-party logistics (3PL) services, you know that 3PLs tend to have a metric for just about everything – productivity, accuracy, timeliness, costs…. 3PL metrics are used as a barometer of performance and to inform con...
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Topics: Consumer Goods Logistics, Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing

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Alex Stark | September 12, 2019

What’s Wrong with Continuous Improvement Programs in Logistics?

Lip Service.  According to Merriam-Webster, it’s a belief “expressed in words but not backed by deeds.” There’s a lot of that going on when it comes to programs for continuous improvement in logistics. Some companies do quite a good job pre...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 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.

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Alex Stark | August 22, 2019

The ROI of Logistics Safety Programs

Every logistics operation will say safety programs are a priority. But many such claims are lip service only. Safety solutions, over and above OSHA-mandated programs, cost money – for training, equipment and software. Many companies struggl...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations, Logistics Safety, KANE Company News

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Alex Stark | August 08, 2019

Are you happy with your company's logistics performance

Are you happy with your logistics performance? A pretty simple question that calls for a yes or no answer. Unfortunately, among us logistics types, our operations and engineering brains rely on formulas, not feelings, to provide the answer....
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing

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Richard Reilly | August 07, 2019

Logistics KPIs: Some Things Just Don’t Make Sense

As third party logistics (3PL) distribution center professionals, we all have logistics KPIs (key performance indicators) that are either directed by our customer or are an internal measure of success.  The goal: to keep our KPIs operating ...
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Topics: Warehouse Operations

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Kane Logistics | August 01, 2019

Logistics for Middle Market Companies

Noted logistics educator Dr. Thomas J. Goldsby is the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation Professor in Business, Professor of Logistics, and Chair of the Department of Marketing & Logistics at the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State U...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

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Kane Logistics | July 11, 2019

Use of Temporary Labor for Warehouse Staffing

If you were contracting for home renovation work, you might deal with a single general contractor to coordinate the project. But you’d like to feel confident that the people actually laying the tile, putting up the drywall, and attaching th...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company News, Ecommerce Fulfillment

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Kane Logistics | July 02, 2019

An Interview with Stan Schrader, KANE’s New Chief Commercial Officer

KANE’s new Chief Commercial Office is Stan Schrader, a 35-year logistics industry veteran with a strong background in building and scaling successful logistics sales organizations.  We recently sat down with Stan to discuss some of the chan...
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Topics: KANE Company News