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Alex Stark | May 19, 2019

Co-packing Services and Your 3PL

When it comes to product packaging, primary packaging deals with the first layer of packaging that directly contacts the product. Secondary co-packing services refers to the next layer of packaging used to group various pre-packaged product...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

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Alex Stark | May 09, 2019

Are You Happy (logistically speaking)?

In logistics, we measure just about everything. If it moves, we measure how fast. If it sits, we measure how long. If it costs money, we measure how much. But do we ever measure happy? Not often, if at all. And that’s too bad. Happy is an u...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company News

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.

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Alex Stark | April 11, 2019

5 Ways to Get Max Benefit from Your Logistics Service Provider

The bar has been raised on logistics performance. Retail customers want perfect orders (expect a fine if they’re not perfect), and they want them faster and delivered within tighter and tighter time windows. As a logistics manager, the spot...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company News

Kane Logistics | March 12, 2019

Integrate Custom Product Packaging into Distribution Center Operations

Specific consumer products look exactly the same when they roll off the manufacturing line. To satisfy retailer requirements, however, these identical products are wrapped, sealed, tied and packed in dozens, even hundreds, of different ways...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Contract Packaging

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Larry Catanzaro | March 05, 2019

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

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

Larry Catanzaro | February 28, 2019

Use Softer Freight Market to Focus on Building Carrier Relationships

2018 was a tough year for both shippers and carriers as constrained capacity led to delayed shipments and higher freight prices. Q1 2019 has started like many Q1s have in years past, with a softening of the truck market. While things are sh...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 3PL Outsourcing, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

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Alex Stark | December 07, 2018

Mid-Tier Suppliers Voice Retail Distribution Frustrations

Among small and mid-sized suppliers to grocery chains and mass retailers, few would argue that big retailers are the power brokers in the retail distribution supply chain. But as these retailers push more and more of the burden of supply ch...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | November 26, 2018

Logistics Saves Lives: Support ALAN and Partners on Giving Tuesday, 2018

#GivingTuesday is November 27th. It’s a global giving movement and you’ll (hopefully) see a good deal of coverage from many different, worthy organizations.
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges