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Kane Logistics | November 14, 2019

Can We Attract 18-Year-Olds to a Logistics Career?

At the recent CSCMP Conference in Anaheim, CA, the top challenge on most people’s minds was the difficulty in hiring qualified workers to a logistics career – across all job titles. No news there. We’ve been talking about this for years, an...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Truck Drivers

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Kane Logistics | October 24, 2019

Dispatches from the Road: Alexis Figueroa

In our “Dispatches from the Road” blog feature, KANE shares the thoughts of our drivers – the men and women who live and breathe the transportation topics we often write about.  In our newest installment, we interview KANE driver Alexis Fig...
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Topics: Truck Drivers

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 | October 17, 2019

Flexibility AND Scalability: A Scarce Combination Among 3PLs

Check out the marketing claims of many third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and you’ll see the words “flexible” and “scalable” used regularly, and often together.  The fact is, most are good at one or the other, but not both.
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing

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Alex Stark | October 10, 2019

Happy CX Day

What did you do to celebrate CX Day earlier this month? Wait…what?! You’ve never heard of it? CX, of course, is short for Customer Experience. CX Day celebrates those customers. You know, the people who keep the lights on. The day itself mo...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 3PL Outsourcing

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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

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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