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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

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

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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Mike Kelly | January 14, 2021

Wine & Spirits: 6 tips to Reduce Product Damage in the Warehouse

Billions of dollars of product are lost each year to product and packaging damage in the grocery industry. Product damage is a particularly severe profit drain for wine and spirits manufacturers trying to keep a fragile product intact durin...
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Topics: Warehouse Operations, Wine & spirits

Kane Logistics | August 13, 2020

Wine and Spirits Logistics

What country drinks the most wine and spirits in the world, per capita? Drumroll, please…. According to Alcohol.com, it’s Belarus, followed by Lithuania, Grenada and the Czech Republic. What 3PL distributes the most wine and spirits in the ...
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Topics: Warehouse Operations, Food and Beverage Logistics, Wine & spirits

Alex Stark | July 17, 2020

10 Tips to Improve Logistics Workforce Management

Other than inventory, your logistics workforce is the largest expense in your distribution centers, eating up 50–70% of the warehousing budget. It’s why managing and reducing labor-related expenses is a top priority for just about every log...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations

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

John Kettman | March 19, 2020

Warehouse Slotting: Low-Hanging Fruit for Labor Savings

After inventory costs, labor is your biggest cost bucket in the warehouse. If you can increase efficiency on the warehouse floor, it’s realistic to drive labor costs down up to 20% – even without automation. That money drops straight to the...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations

Alex Stark | January 23, 2020

Why You Should Move Secondary Packaging Closer to the Consumer

Much of the cost and complexity in CPG supply chains happen post manufacturing. Think about it. You might have one product – a potato chip – that gets packaged in dozens of ways. Historically, this final packaging has been handled as a disc...
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Topics: Consumer Goods Logistics, Warehouse Operations, Contract Packaging

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