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Aaron Towns | February 25, 2021

The Dangerous Ripple Effects of High Warehouse Employee Turnover

Manufacturers and retailers who outsource distribution activities to third-party logistics companies (3PLs) understand that there is a certain amount of churn among warehouse workers. But just how much churn is something they should be payi...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Labor Management

Alex Stark | July 17, 2020

10 Tips to Improve Logistics Workforce Management

Other than inventory, your logistics workforce is the largest expense in your distribution centers, eating up 50–70% of the warehousing budget. It’s why managing and reducing labor-related expenses is a top priority for just about every log...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations

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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John Kettman | March 19, 2020

Warehouse Slotting: Low-Hanging Fruit for Labor Savings

After inventory costs, labor is your biggest cost bucket in the warehouse. If you can increase efficiency on the warehouse floor, it’s realistic to drive labor costs down up to 20% – even without automation. That money drops straight to the...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations

Kane Logistics | February 27, 2020

An Interview with Patrick Coughlin, KANE’s New Chief Operating Officer

KANE’s new Chief Operating Officer is Patrick Coughlin, a 30+ year logistics industry veteran with a strong history of driving performance excellence in corporate logistics and 3PL environments. We recently sat down with Patrick to discuss ...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Labor Management, Logistics Safety, Ecommerce Fulfillment, Truck Drivers

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Alex Stark | August 22, 2019

The ROI of Logistics Safety Programs

Every logistics operation will say safety programs are a priority. But many such claims are lip service only. Safety solutions, over and above OSHA-mandated programs, cost money – for training, equipment and software. Many companies struggl...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations, Logistics Safety, KANE Company News

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Kane Logistics | July 11, 2019

Use of Temporary Labor for Warehouse Staffing

If you were contracting for home renovation work, you might deal with a single general contractor to coordinate the project. But you’d like to feel confident that the people actually laying the tile, putting up the drywall, and attaching th...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company News, Ecommerce Fulfillment

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Kane Logistics | May 21, 2019

Warehouse Labor: The 'Real' Cost of Warehouse Worker Turnover

$7,000 dollars to replace a warehouse worker. Sound like a lot? Well, that could be the low end.  Calculating the traceable costs, the cost of warehouse worker turnover can reach 25% of salary. Using an average salary for warehouse workers ...
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Topics: Consumer Goods Logistics, Logistics Labor Management

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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

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