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Richard Reilly | January 24, 2014

Want Better Inventory Accuracy? Hire for Performance

Download You've heard of pay for performance, where workers are incented for higher than standard productivity?  At KANE, we have had good results by hiring for performance.  Let me explain…  
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Topics: Warehouse Operations

Kane Logistics | September 27, 2013

How To Make Decisions: Just Do It

How to make decisions is a critical question on the minds of many leaders.  Some find it extremely difficult.  They take too long gathering facts. They are risk-averse and want 100% of the information before pulling the trigger. Many are si...
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Topics: Warehouse Operations, 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.

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 25, 2013

Warehouse Change: How We Got Roger’s Buy-In

Several years ago while at a logistics industry conference, I attended a talk by an industrial engineer.  The subject: adapting to changing work practices in the warehouse.    
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Topics: Warehouse Operations, Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | July 03, 2013

Keeping Eyes on the Prize: The Benefits of Visual Management

We all know that people learn in many different ways.  Some learn by reading books, some by following flow charts or instruction manuals, some by actually doing the task, and some by watching others. 
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations

Kane Logistics | March 27, 2013

There Are Logistics KPIs - Then There is Everything Else....

Over the last several years, there has been an intense focus on logistics KPI's and the development of metrics to measure 3PL effectiveness.  KPI's that are collaboratively developed and focused on clear business outcomes are a great roadma...
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Topics: Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing

Kane Logistics | January 02, 2013

Engaged Associates Drive Value

My team and I recently had a series of meetings to identify a strategy for human capital in 2013.  Our focus was on identifying the "right" human resources solutions that matched our client's needs. 
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations

Kane Logistics | December 26, 2012

Celebrate the Victories

In our industry, which consists of fast-based operations with instant results, we normally deal with the negative.  The term "negative" defined as an "area of opportunity" to improve our results.  Our focus, whether it is safety, productivi...
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations