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Kane Logistics | August 12, 2021

The Race for (Warehouse) Space: A Q&A with KANE’s Chief Commercial Officer

Vacancy rates for distribution warehouse space are near all-time lows and that’s forced shippers and 3PLs to rethink traditional strategies to support growth. We recently talked with KANE’s Chief Commercial Officer, Stan Schrader, about the...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations

Alex Stark | March 30, 2021

Give me some (warehouse) space

The industrial real estate market has changed dramatically in the last year. Today, it’s a seller’s market and power users of warehouse space, like large CPG companies, don’t have the same ability they once had to access the space they need...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 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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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

Fred Lamb | February 04, 2021

Tips for Starting a New Logistics Operation During a Pandemic

Despite the global pandemic, Kane Logistics’ operations team has been in major start-up mode for the last year, with several new logistic operations coming on board. All facilities have started successfully and on schedule. But that success...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations

Alex Stark | September 30, 2020

Managing 3PL Relationships: Look for Intangible Benefits

The choice and effectiveness of your 3PL relationships have an enormous impact on your company’s profitability and its reputation with your customers. We find that the factors that lead shippers to seek out 3PLs in the first place – things ...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 3PL Outsourcing

Alex Stark | August 12, 2020

Streamline Packaging by Integrating with Product Distribution

Specific consumer products all look pretty much the same as they roll off the manufacturing line. But to satisfy the various ways retailers want to sell products and consumers want to receive them, these products are bundled, wrapped, seale...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 3PL Outsourcing, Reduce logistics costs, Contract Packaging

Kane Logistics | April 30, 2020

Logistics Planning Crucial to Smooth Warehouse Start-up Projects

Back in 2005, the Tyler Texas Area Builders Association built a large home from the ground up in less than 3 hours. At the time, it set a record. Here's the video.   It was a promotional effort to publicize the Association, but the overarch...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations, Ecommerce Fulfillment

Larry Catanzaro | April 09, 2020

Examining Freight Delivery Challenges During COVID-19

We’ve seen no negative impact on KANE customers’ freight during COVID-19 – a great accomplishment that has required a spirited effort by our transportation team. Here are some of the issues we’ve had to face.
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers