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Kane Logistics | July 08, 2021

Efficient Co-Packing Services Require Mix of Manual & Automated Processes

Large-volume contract packaging operations can be very labor dependent. With warehouse labor increasingly harder to find, and the cost of that labor increasing, interest in packaging automation is also on the rise. But when it comes to seco...
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Topics: Contract Packaging

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

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 | January 23, 2020

Why You Should Move Secondary Packaging Closer to the Consumer

Much of the cost and complexity in CPG supply chains happen post manufacturing. Think about it. You might have one product – a potato chip – that gets packaged in dozens of ways. Historically, this final packaging has been handled as a disc...
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Topics: Consumer Goods Logistics, Warehouse Operations, Contract Packaging

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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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Alex Stark | September 13, 2018

Is Your 3PL Ready to Offer Contract Packaging Services?

As retail customer demands for customized items grow, and as retailers expand the variety of packaging to fit trends, themes and holidays, the demand for contract packaging services has also grown.
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Contract Packaging

Alex Stark | March 12, 2017

Four Trends That Will Shape Secondary Packaging

Third party logistics providers have become more and more involved in the secondary packaging process. That's because packaging decisions have major cost implications for supply chain logistics. 
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Contract Packaging

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Alex Stark | April 14, 2016

Doing Secondary Packaging in the Distribution Center

Products go through many stages as they work their way through the supply chain -- from the inbound flow of raw materials to manufacturing to primary packaging to secondary packaging to the warehouse to final delivery. 
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Contract Packaging

Alex Stark | October 01, 2015

Product Packaging Trends in the Consumer Goods Supply Chain

Four important product packaging trends have prompted consumer goods manufacturers to rethink how they manage packaging -- and what partners are best suited to handle this important function. Logistics professionals who seek broader supply ...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Contract Packaging