Kane Logistics’ custom product packaging solutions help large food and beverage manufacturers efficiently manage the constantly changing requirements for final packaging. Kane can manage discreet packaging operations, as well as integrate packaging into the wider distribution operation, to cut factory-to-shelf cycle time and reduce combined distribution, packaging and transportation costs.
It’s simply not efficient for large manufacturers to finalize packaging in the plant. KANE’s highly flexible packaging model quickly adapts to retailers’ changing requirements. Most of our packaging operations are co-located within the distribution warehouse to reduce supply chain time and touch points.
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The KANE team has
been instrumental in helping
Materne achieve our growth
- President, Materne North America
As part of its “Network of the Future” strategy, Kimberly-Clark Corp (K-C) consolidated packaging and distribution in ten mega-distribution centers (DCs) around the U.S. and Canada. The idea was to move packaging operations closer to the customer, thereby postponing order fulfillment as long as possible and improving forecast accuracy by finalizing packaging closer to the ship date.
The “Network of the Future” strategy yielded the following improvements:
When Procter & Gamble integrated contract packaging services into its distribution operation, the company cut costs by 10% at its Northeast paper DC. Formerly, a contract packager operated a separate packaging operation within P&G’s DC. But the company turned the packaging function over to KANE, which ran its DC and transportation operation at the time.
By sharing resources across functions, KANE was able to perform both packaging and distribution with improved quality, while using less labor and realizing substantial savings.
Kane Logistics provides the full breadth of packaging services, from design to completion. Here, you see how KANE merges logistics and packaging disciplines into one integrated solution – in one facility/campus – to customize and distribute products to retail customers.