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Dedicated Contract Logistics Services for Warehousing

KANE contract logistics services include a turnkey solution for warehouse operations, including site location, warehouse design, staffing and facility operation. Our goal is to turn your distribution center into a competitive advantage through smarter, more efficient dedicated warehouse operations. KANE people act as an invisible extension of your brand – sweating the details and pinching pennies just as you would.

 

Some of the best-known brands in the CPG sector trust KANE to operate strategic warehouses on their behalf.

Why choose KANE to operate your dedicated warehouse?

  • Right location. For site selection, KANE works closely with a premier real estate partner to identify the best facility or greenfield site for your operation based on costs, available incentives and labor, and other considerations.  We conduct a detailed analysis to ensure you’re in the exact right location to optimize service and cost.
  • Custom warehouse design. There are no cookie-cutter solutions. After a thorough analysis, KANE’s dedicated engineering group will recommend the right technology and warehouse layout for your unique operation. We have used a range of automation options, from pick carousels to pick-to-light systems.
  • Strong, flexible systems. While Manhattan SCALE is our in-house WMS, we will and do operate on customers’ systems, if desired.
  • Proven start-up process. Transitions are managed seamlessly. Check out our process.  

The KANE-run DC is one of our flagship sites and we appreciate the staff’s focus on safety and flawless execution.

- Director of Distribution, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Benefits of using KANE’s contract logistics services

  •  Reduce costs. We typically find a minimum savings of 5-15% from process optimization to improve labor efficiency. KANE uses a tier-one labor management system from Manhattan Associates to maximize warehouse productivity.
  • Improve performance. Item #2 on the 5-point KANE culture is to "sweat the details," and part of that is an everyday focus, at every level of the company, on how we can execute the work better to improve KPIs and drive out waste. 
  • Focus on your core business. We assume full responsibility hiring, training and managing warehouse associates, including temporary workers for peak season volume.

Contract Logistics Spotlight

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Sam's Club

In 1990, KANE developed a cross-docking solution for Sam’s to receive product from vendors, make it “store-ready” through consolidation and deliver it to stores − all within 24 hours.  The solution leverages KANE’s transportation management service and effectively eliminated warehouse storage costs. 


The relationships with Sam’s and Walmart has continued since then, with KANE assuming the operation additional cross dock facilities. KANE been named Walmart’s Carrier of the Year multiple times and has won the Sam’s Club Distribution Center of the Year Award for 10 of the past 16 years.  

 

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Leading Snack Food Company

Materne North America, makers of the popular GoGo squeeZ™ health snacks, had a problem most brands would love to have. When retailer demand for its products exploded, the company needed to open a new distribution center to service West Region customers. After a competitive search, Kane Logistics was chosen to run the facility, which handles well over a million cases a month.

 

KANE oversaw a seamless transition to the new facility. Within two weeks of the first load arriving, the facility was fully operational. In this video, Materne executives comment on the start-up.

 

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