When it comes to logistics challenges of consumer goods products, the focus tends to be on outbound distribution to retailers and how to provide on-demand replenishment to retailers, while keeping inventory under control.
Far too little attention is focused on supply logistics for the consumer goods manufacturers. But there are big dollar savings to be found by optimizing the movement and management of raw materials to production facilities.
KANE’s manufacturing logistics services manage the flow of raw materials and packaging to the manufacturing line. Materials are received and stored at KANE’s inbound logistics warehouse, where inventory is managed and shuttled to the plant within precise time windows. For some customers, KANE’s support team is located within the manufacturing plant.
Our success in improving cost and service performance is linked directly to the collaborative partnership between P&G and KANE staff.
-Quality Leader, P&G
This Fortune 100 wanted to focus its resources on making and marketing its popular products. They chose KANE
to manage a comprehensive program of support for a large plant operating 24/7. In addition to managing and delivering raw materials to the line, KANE performs a wide range of value added services, including quality testing products and vehicle maintenance.
Of the 14 sites in P&G’s North American manufacturing and distribution center network, KANE’s inbound operation consistently earns “top three” honors in the network. KANE efforts have also helped to improve overall efficiency and reduce it’s the operation’s Recordable Incident Rate from 16.1 to 0.