KANE is an experienced provider of omni-channel logistics services for CPG manufacturers. Services include eCommerce fulfillment, retail store distribution and tight compliance with retailer routing guides. Through KANE’s omni-channel fulfillment service, you can fulfill orders for all sales channels through a single logistics partner.
Carrier, a world leader in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions, needed a logistics partner to distribute its fast-growing line of ductless air conditioners into the Western U.S. KANE established a large-scale distribution operation from within its Southern California distribution campus. In addition to standard warehousing and distribution services, this industrial solution includes tight serial number tracking and product customization on the warehouse floor.
The solution has improved service to Carrier’s West Region customers and provided the company with a flexible warehousing solution that can expand and contract with seasonal volumes.
Dow Building Solutions is a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company. The characteristics of the company’s insulation product allow much of it to be stored outdoors. For that reason, the company sought a logistics partner that could provide an economical outdoor storage solution, and one that was close to a Northeast intermodal ramp, since the product would be shipped in via rail. KANE’s Scranton, PA campus fit the bill since part of its 225-acre campus is less than two miles from a Norfolk Southern-operated intermodal terminal. The partnership helps Dow gain the economic and sustainability advantages of rail transportation, while still moving a high volume of product to market very quickly.
Many CPG companies struggle with the compliance requirements of the mass retailers and drug chains to whom they sell. The retailers levy “chargebacks” against suppliers to recoup costs for shipments that don’t meet established guidelines for delivery, labeling and other shipment specifications. While large CPG companies have vendor compliance departments, smaller firms lack these internal resources. KANE helps these companies reduce chargebacks by ensuring compliance to retailer routing guides and providing the detailed shipment data required to prove compliance. Chargeback reduction strategies include: