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distribution network optimization
Alex Stark | June 27, 2019

Distribution Network Optimization: Modeling Tools Won’t Give You the Answer

Distribution network optimization has become a white-hot topic these days as “the Amazon effect” leads businesses to evaluate how quickly they can get products to customers.  Warehouse optimization modeling exercises examine the upside of b...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Technology, Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, Freight Transportation

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Kane Logistics | May 30, 2019

The Pitfalls of Lean Warehousing Programs and How to Avoid Them

Lean warehousing quality improvement programs have driven billions of dollars’ worth of value across corporate supply chains. They are the road map to faster, better and cheaper. But, if you’re not careful, these programs can become weighed...
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Topics: Logistics Technology, 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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supply chain data
Jim Lahey | January 18, 2018

Modernizing the Exchange of Supply Chain Data

About 15 years ago, I changed industries from healthcare to logistics. As I am an IT professional, you might think it was a jump from an antiquated, paper-based world to a high-speed, technologically advanced one. Actually, I’ve been surpri...
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Topics: Logistics Technology

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Alex Stark | May 25, 2017

Six Sigma Methods in Logistics

“Streamline.”  “Optimize.”  “Deep Dive.”  These buzzwords are some of the worst offenders in terms of overuse and annoyance. But despite the eye-rolls they trigger from business professionals these days, they are actually pretty good words....
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Technology, KANE Company News

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Alex Stark | May 28, 2014

Technology in the Supply Chain, Part 2

They are a competitor of sorts, but I love what Big Brown does for the supply chain. They do a great job using their resources to inform and educate the public about our industry. Everyone knows UPS, because just about everyone (I'm assumin...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Technology, Consumer Goods Logistics

Kane Logistics | October 02, 2013

Small Data Can Yield Big Supply Chain Insights

There has been a lot of talk in the industry publications about "big data." How can companies use terabytes and terabytes of data to gain supply chain insights… how do you accumulate it… how do you clean it… and how do you analyze it? There...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Technology

Kane Logistics | September 18, 2013

Data Warehouses and Business Intelligence Drives Logistics

Data warehouses are centralized data repositories that integrate data from various systems, applications, and sources. The data warehouse is an environment separate from the operational systems, and it is completely designed to provide for ...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Technology, Warehouse Operations

Kane Logistics | July 17, 2013

Supply Chain Analysis: The Lure of BIG DATA

Over the past few months, a catchy phrase has juiced up the marketplace -- "BIG DATA." 
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Technology