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Kane Logistics | June 18, 2021

3PL Selection: Rely on Customer Experience to Identify the Right Partner

3PL selection has become a critically important decision for manufacturers and retailers as they seek the efficiency, flexibility and operational cost savings that third-party logistics providers can bring. Choosing a 3PL has historically b...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing

Alex Stark | September 30, 2020

Managing 3PL Relationships: Look for Intangible Benefits

The choice and effectiveness of your 3PL relationships have an enormous impact on your company’s profitability and its reputation with your customers. We find that the factors that lead shippers to seek out 3PLs in the first place – things ...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 3PL Outsourcing

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 | September 28, 2020

Maximizing Logistics Outsourcing Benefits: What Shippers Can Do

A good third-party logistics partner (3PL) can add value far beyond the cost of the service. But the extent of that value is significantly influenced by the actions of the outsourcing company and how it manages the relationship. This articl...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing

Alex Stark | August 27, 2020

What to Look for in Food Logistics Companies

If you manage distribution for a food manufacturer, distributor or retailer, you’re concerned not only with shipping accurate, on-time orders, but also with cold chain management, regulatory compliance, food safety, and other specialized lo...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing, Food and Beverage Logistics

Alex Stark | August 12, 2020

Streamline Packaging by Integrating with Product Distribution

Specific consumer products all look pretty much the same as they roll off the manufacturing line. But to satisfy the various ways retailers want to sell products and consumers want to receive them, these products are bundled, wrapped, seale...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 3PL Outsourcing, Reduce logistics costs, Contract Packaging

Alex Stark | February 13, 2020

It’s Valentine’s Day: Are You Still in Love with Your 3PL?

Marriages and logistics partnerships all start with an assumption of a happy ending. But it doesn’t always work out that way – in either case. Why do 3PL outsourcing relationships fail? A lot of the top reasons parallel what we hear in divo...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing

Alex Stark | January 30, 2020

Is Your 3PL in the News? What for?

Third party logistics companies (3PLs) are often in the news these days – but for reasons quite different than they were 10 years ago.  This thought occurred to me while I was skimming recent news items in some of the top logistics industry...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company News

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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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