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Amy Wren, Chief People Officer | October 25, 2021

Key 3PL Vetting Question: What’s Your Turnover Rate?

Choosing a third-party logistics provider is a critically important strategic decision, made only after evaluating answers to hundreds of questions related to operational processes, systems integration and other key solution elements. But o...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, 3PL Outsourcing

Kane Logistics | September 29, 2021

Warehouse Labor Solutions: Q&A on Labor Challenges with KANE’s John Kettman

The scarcity of labor has become the number one issue in US product distribution, particularly as peak season approaches. We spoke to KANE’s Senior VP of Distribution and Operations about the challenge of developing effective warehouse labo...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management

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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Kane Logistics | August 19, 2021

Strategies to Reduce Overtime Costs in the Warehouse

Significant employment decreases occurred in many industries during the pandemic. But in transportation and warehousing, demand for labor continued and even grew. When there are not enough reliable workers to fill the need, warehouse operat...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management

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

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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