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Kane Logistics | August 27, 2015

Safety Cannot Be Compromised: Q&A with Larry Catanzaro

This is the second installment in my Q&A series with KANE executives. This month’s victim: Larry Catanzaro, Senior Director of Transportation. 
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Labor Management

Kane Logistics | May 29, 2015

The Supply Chain Needs Multi-Talented Individuals

Well, the first blog I wrote in April didn’t get me canned. In fact, my boss liked it so much, he gave me an opportunity to do a post a month. So here goes --
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 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.


Safety In Logistics Operations

4 strategies to turn safety from a compliance-driven chore to a profit-driving opportunity.

Kane Logistics | April 30, 2015

We're Not Your Grandfather's Supply Chain (or are we?)

  Full disclosure – I don’t know much about supply chain, logistics or transportation. I’m a recent hire at KANE, fresh out of graduate school. I know all the book theories, but theories do not take into account the real world problems and ...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, 3PL Outsourcing

warehouse labor management
Alex Stark | December 11, 2014

Want to Reduce Warehouse Costs? Think Warehouse Labor Management

For a typical warehouse, the largest operating expense is labor, which can eat up anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of the company’s warehousing budget.  Therefore, finding the right people and maintaining high productivity levels are essentia...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management

Alex Stark | October 07, 2014

Labor Management Strategies in the Warehouse

KANE teamed up with top supply chain researchers, Peerless Research Group, to survey logistics executives on the strategies they employ for managing labor in the distribution center. The results of that research are summarized in this repor...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management

Kane Logistics | February 05, 2014

Logistics Staffing: Hire for Attitude, Train for Skill

Companies use many different hiring strategies and tools to aid in logistics staffing.  Some are very detailed and allow for little deviation, while others are informal and quick.  No matter what screening techniques you use for interviewin...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, KANE Company News

Kane Logistics | November 27, 2013

Importance of Training Your Workforce

As a logistics company, are you aware of the benefits you can reap by investing in training for your workforce? There is the obvious – material handling equipment training, extensive safety and equipment training in order to operate daily. ...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management

Joe Turturica | August 01, 2013

How Can We Address the Logistics Talent Shortage?

According the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), in July, 2013, hiring increased in both the manufacturing and service sectors, 1.7% and 18.4% respectively, compared to a year ago.  So, the logistics industry continues to thrive...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Labor Management