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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 be...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Technology, Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, Freight Transportation

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

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.

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 u...
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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

logistics service provider
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 spot...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company News

Larry Catanzaro | February 28, 2019

Use Softer Freight Market to Focus on Building Carrier Relationships

2018 was a tough year for both shippers and carriers as constrained capacity led to delayed shipments and higher freight prices. Q1 2019 has started like many Q1s have in years past, with a softening of the truck market. While things are sh...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 3PL Outsourcing, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

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Kane Logistics | October 04, 2018

KANE is Aggressively Expanding Space Within its Warehouse Network

KANE Is Able recently expanded its public warehousing network in three key markets to support customer growth and new business expansion. In total, KANE added 630,000 sq. ft. of additional space in Allentown, PA, Atlanta, GA and California’...
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Topics: Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company News, Ecommerce Fulfillment

customer experience
Alex Stark | October 02, 2018

Reflections on CX Day

Today, October 2, is CX Day. Have you ever heard of it? It’s actually the 6th annual celebration of customers – the group without whom none of us would have jobs.
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company News