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Kane Logistics | April 23, 2019

The ‘Real’ Cost of a Warehouse Associate

Other than inventory, labor is your biggest warehousing expense.  And that warehouse labor… well, it's costing you a lot more than you may think.  According to salary.com, the average warehouse associate's salary is about $28,000.  But many...
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Topics: Consumer Goods Logistics, Logistics Labor Management

Alex Stark | April 17, 2019

5 Ways to Reduce Freight Damage

Damage losses and claims increase your transportation costs and can also damage your relationship with shipping partners.  To reduce freight damage, monitor claims closely and take proactive steps to continuously drive down damage incidents...
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Topics: 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 | April 11, 2019

5 Ways to Get Max Benefit from Your Logistics Service Provider

The bar has been raised on logistics performance.  Retail customers want perfect orders (expect a fine if they’re not perfect), and they want them faster and delivered within tighter and tighter time windows. As a logistics manager, the spo...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company News

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Alex Stark | March 19, 2019

5 ways to reduce logistics costs in consumer goods distribution

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are getting squeezed. On one side, your retail customers want smaller replenishment orders more frequently. At the same time, your own company is pressuring you to reduce logistics costs.
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Topics: Consumer Goods Logistics, Food and Beverage Logistics

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Kane Logistics | March 14, 2019

Kane Is Able Announces Investment by Harkness Capital Partners

Affiliates of Harkness Capital Partners have agreed to make an investment in Kane Is Able, Inc. to support KANE’s growth strategy of expanding its services and national presence.
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Topics: KANE Company News

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Kane Logistics | March 14, 2019

Dispatches from the Road: John Shepherd

In our “Dispatches from the Road” feature, the KANE blog will periodically publish interviews with our drivers – the men and women who live and breathe the transportation topics we often write about.  In our newest installment, we interview...
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Topics: KANE Company News, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

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Kane Logistics | March 12, 2019

Integrate Custom Product Packaging into Distribution Center Operations

Specific consumer products look exactly the same when they roll off the manufacturing line.  To satisfy retailer requirements, however, these identical products are wrapped, sealed, tied and packed in dozens, even hundreds, of different way...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Contract Packaging

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Kane Logistics | March 07, 2019

7 Bold Steps to Ensure Freight Capacity

Freight capacity has historically been viewed as a commodity. The onus has been on the trucking company to position itself as the customer’s “carrier of choice.” But if you haven’t noticed, that’s changing. The combination of a growing U.S....
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Topics: Freight Transportation