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Alex Stark | March 15, 2018

Inland Empire Logistics: 2018 Outlook

As the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach continue to experience record-setting growth, the entire Southern California logistics industry is in full “boom” mode. And, it’s not just Los Angeles and Orange Counties that are benefiting. The I...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 3PL Outsourcing, Ecommerce Fulfillment

Alex Stark | February 22, 2018

Freight Management Logistics for Lean Capacity Times

In light of the current freight capacity crunch, the freight management logistics operations of many companies have devolved into scrambling to find trucks for pending loads.  While that may be a very real and necessary approach at the mome...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

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 | February 15, 2018

Collaborate with Carriers to Face the Truck Capacity Crunch

As the truck capacity pinch grows tighter and tighter, you may have found yourself in a role reversal with your carriers. Freight transport is now largely a seller’s market and, as a shipper, you may find yourself vying to be a “shipper of ...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Consumer Goods Logistics, Freight Transportation

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Alex Stark | January 12, 2018

Can 3PLs Be Your Contract Packagers?

The holidays have just passed and, if you are a consumer product company such as a wine and spirits manufacturer, you’ve probably built your share of gift assortments for holiday sales. The question is: who built them? If you’re like many w...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

Alex Stark | January 04, 2018

KANE 2017 - Year in Review

As the new year begins at KANE, we have a stiff breeze at our back thanks to momentum established during an exciting and eventful 2017. Here’s a quick look back at the last 12 months.
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Consumer Goods Logistics, KANE Company News

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Alex Stark | December 21, 2017

2017 Supply Chain Issues: The Year’s Top Blog Posts

Drone deliveries? Driver-less trucks? While these “space-age” supply chain issues piqued our readers’ interest this past year, a review of KANE’s most popular blog posts revealed that people are still most interested in, well, people.  Foll...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations

Alex Stark | October 26, 2017

Truck Driver Shortage: Lessons from Katrina

The chronic U.S. truck driver shortage threatens to disrupt supply lines and materially impact corporate financial performance.  But has the drumbeat of warnings reached the corner office?  There is evidence it has not, with companies ignor...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | September 28, 2017

Planning for Supply Chain Disruptions

Was your supply chain impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma? It was for thousands of businesses as ports and highways literally shut down for a time.  Such events are a tragic reminder that shippers must proactively prepare for supply chai...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges