CPG Logistics Articles

The Impact of New HOS Rules on Driver Turnaround Time

In this Op-Ed piece in Transport Topics magazine, Larry Catanzaro explains why the new Hours of Service rules make the issue of improved driver turnaround time critically important.

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DC Velocity's Rainmakers - Chris Kane

Chris Kane is featured as one of DC Velocity's Rainmakers, an annual selection of individuals who are making a contribution to the logistics field and advancing the profession. Candidates are nominated by readers, board members and previous Rainmakers, with 15 finalists chosen by the magazine’s staff and Editorial Advisory Board.

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Creating a 21st Century Distribution Model

In this Transport Topics opinion piece, Chris Kane makes a case for replacing the "broken" company-centric product distribution model we use today with a shared infrastructure for product distribution that is more efficient and more profitable.

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The State of Supply Chain Execution

Industry thought leaders, including Chris Kane, address the current challenges and trends that consumer goods (CG) manufacturers face when it comes to supply chain execution (SCE). Read their expert opinions on smart investment decisions, decreasing out of stocks, greening the supply chain and avoiding retailer penalties in this article from Consumer Goods Technology.

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Solving the Trucking Capacity Crunch

Chris Kane recently sat down with Inbound Logistics to discuss the current crunch in trucking capacity. How can the transportation industry solve this issue? Kane suggests working smarter, not harder, through collaborative distribution.

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G3 Enterprises Caters to the Logistics Needs of Wine, Spirits Industry

KANE business partner Q&A session from Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies magazine.

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CPG Focus: Savings Nothing To Sneeze At

In this DC Velocity article, KANE's valued partner, Kimberly-Clark, shares the cost saving processes they developed in their 'Network of the Future' logistics distribution design.

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Inbound Logistics Customer Service Connection

No longer a straight line between logistics providers and shippers, customer service in today's retail supply chain involves all players -- suppliers, manufacturers, 3PLs, and carriers. They are all connected, and they must all be satisfied.

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Has Collaborative Distribution's Time Come?

For all its potential, the "collaborative distribution" concept has yet to live up to its billing. Some say that's about to change. In a recent article in DC Velocity, Mark Solomon addresses the issue of collaborative distribution and comments about Chris Kane's market offering called CODE Green.

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Kimberly-Clark's Future: Made to Order, Shipped to Order

"Kane Is Able (www.kaneisable.com) provides complete 3PL services, including contract packaging, producing 210,000 product pallets filling 7,000 trucks annually."
(Contract Packaging Magazine)

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An Enlightened Approach to Distribution

Collaborative Distribution
In this article for Supply Chain Quarterly, Chris Kane argues that CPG manufacturers, because they are shipping to the same retail customers, should consider sharing distribution infrastructures to cut costs dramatically and reduce the overall carbon footprint of the CPG supply chain. 

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