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Logistics Workforce Protection: The New Normal in 3PL Operations

Posted by Kane Logistics on April 02, 2020

During a recent meeting with KANE associates, our long-time business partner, Sam’s Club, reminded the team that they were “the backbone of this economy right now.”

It was a heartfelt comment that cut right to the heart of the matter – without logistics workers, the supply lines for essential goods like food and household staples stop flowing and commerce grinds to a halt.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Safety

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

Posted by Kane Logistics on February 27, 2020

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 the trends and opportunities he’s seeing in the market.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Labor Management, Logistics Safety, Ecommerce Fulfillment, Truck Drivers

The ROI of Logistics Safety Programs

Posted by Alex Stark on August 22, 2019

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 struggle to invest money in things that might happen.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations, Logistics Safety, KANE Company

Should the State DOT Mandate Weather-Related Commercial Vehicle Bans?

Posted by Larry Catanzaro on March 05, 2019

On February 11, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced plans for a commercial vehicle ban on all major highways in Eastern Pennsylvania in anticipation of a predicted snow-ice mix the following day.   Thankfully, the severity of the storm fell short of predictions and roads remained safely drivable for the duration of the weather event.

But by the time DOT administrators caught up with Mother Nature’s exact plans, it was too late for trucking companies to avoid major financial losses related to pulling trucks off the road.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Safety, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

How to Improve Logistics Safety Performance in Your Operations

Posted by Multiple Authors on February 12, 2019

This blog post was developed collaboratively by Dan Volpe, TJ McCann, and Tom Paciga

Kane Is Able has had great success in reducing the number of workplace injuries and other incidents in the last 13 years, achieving a reduction of 56% in the Recordable Incident Rate (RIR) during that time. We’re not perfect, and there’s always room for improvement. But we feel we’re getting something right when it comes to logistics safety, and we’d like to share some of our tactics, strategies and findings from our journey, as well as observations gained from the wider logistics industry.

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Topics: Logistics Safety

“Clean Team” Investigates Warehouse Sanitation Best Practices

Posted by Alex Stark on June 21, 2018

Recently, a crack team of logistics detectives (aka “business students”) from the University of Scranton arrived at KANE’s Scranton distribution campus. Their mission: audit and document best practices in warehouse/DC sanitation for their senior class project. Code name: Operation Clean Team. The results of the mission have been kept secret – until now. 

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Topics: Warehouse Operations, Logistics Safety, KANE Company

Ways to Improve Truck Driver Safety

Posted by Alex Stark on September 07, 2017

With the ELD mandate taking effect, the issue of truck driver safety is at the forefront of logistics industry news. This is a good thing as driver safety is the foundation of our industry – and it needs to improve. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were 4,050 large trucks involved in fatal accidents in 2015, an 8% increase from 2014.  In this blog post, we will examine the dangers and promote methods by which they can be reduced. 

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Topics: Logistics Safety

Top Causes of Warehouse Accidents

Posted by Alex Stark on March 23, 2017

In our recent paper, “Safety in Logistics Operations,” we discuss the importance of having a high-performance safety culture in your logistics operation. Such a culture not only makes sense from a human/interpersonal standpoint, it also will have a significant impact on your bottom line. 

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Topics: Logistics Safety

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