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distribution network optimization
Alex Stark | June 27, 2019

Distribution Network Optimization: Modeling Tools Won’t Give You the Answer

Distribution network optimization has become a white-hot topic these days as “the Amazon effect” leads businesses to evaluate how quickly they can get products to customers.  Warehouse optimization modeling exercises examine the upside of b...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Technology, Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, Freight Transportation

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Kane Logistics | June 06, 2019

Regional Carriers Are Great Source for Owner Operator Trucking Jobs

Owner-operators are freedom-loving entrepreneurs. They own their trucks and want to earn a good living, while remaining independent. Some may choose to hunt profitable freight on load boards, while others align with carriers to provide dedi...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Freight Transportation, 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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Kane Logistics | May 30, 2019

The Pitfalls of Lean Warehousing Programs and How to Avoid Them

Lean warehousing quality improvement programs have driven billions of dollars’ worth of value across corporate supply chains. They are the road map to faster, better and cheaper. But, if you’re not careful, these programs can become weighed...
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Topics: Logistics Technology, Warehouse Operations

customer service in logistics
Alex Stark | May 23, 2019

Customer Service in Logistics Needs a Shift in Focus

Listen. React. Listen. React.  Listen. React. These two words summarize the day of many customer service representatives (CSRs) across the world. 
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 3PL Outsourcing

Alex Stark | May 19, 2019

Co-packing Services and Your 3PL

When it comes to product packaging, primary packaging deals with the first layer of packaging that directly contacts the product. Secondary co-packing services refers to the next layer of packaging used to group various pre-packaged product...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

customer satisfaction in logistics
Alex Stark | May 09, 2019

Are You Happy (logistically speaking)?

In logistics, we measure just about everything. If it moves, we measure how fast. If it sits, we measure how long. If it costs money, we measure how much. But do we ever measure happy?  Not often, if at all. And that’s too bad. Happy is an ...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company News

Alex Stark | May 01, 2019

Why Amazon Logistics Is Good for the 3PL Industry

Talk to 3PLs about Amazon’s incursion into the logistics services space and many are either dismissive or scared. We don’t see it that way. We think Amazon is a very positive, albeit disruptive, force within our industry. The continued grow...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing

CPG Logistics
Alex Stark | April 25, 2019

10 Strategies to Reduce CPG Logistics Costs

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies face a constant battle for market share and retail shelf space. Price points are a key weapon in this battle and, increasingly, companies rely on lean CPG logistics operations to provide a cost advant...
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Topics: Consumer Goods Logistics

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