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Consumer Goods Logistics Blog


Dispatches from the Road: Andre Chollette

Posted by Kane Is Able on September 20, 2018

In our “Dispatches From the Road” feature, the KANE Blog will periodically publish interviews with our drivers – the men and women who live and breathe the transportation topics we often write about. In our latest installment, we interview KANE driver, Andre Chollette.

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Topics: Truck Drivers

2018 Driver Appreciation Week

Posted by Alex Stark on September 14, 2018

I look forward to this week every year. It's National Truck Driver Appreciation week as designated by the ATA (American Trucking Associations).

All week long we have been celebrating one of our most important associate bases -- our fantastic drivers. Our drivers deliver more than 2 billion pounds of goods annually and never take a day off from demonstrating the values of the KANE Code.  

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Topics: Freight Transportation

Outsource Logistics: The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great 3PL Customer

Posted by Alex Stark on August 23, 2018

Mutually rewarding outsourcing relationships in logistics come down to just two words: trust and respect.  Where these exist between the parties, everything else falls in line.

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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing

Dispatches from the Road: Scott Donlin

Posted by Kane Is Able on July 26, 2018

In our “Dispatches From the Road” feature, the KANE Blog will periodically publish interviews with our drivers – the men and women who live and breathe the transportation topics we often write about. In our third installment, we interview KANE driver, Scott Donlin.

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Topics: Truck Drivers

Dimensional Weight Pricing Now Impacting Less than Truckload

Posted by Jack Ampuja on July 17, 2018

This week’s blog post was written by Jack Ampuja, president of Supply Chain Optimizers – a specialized consultancy that helps companies control supply chain costs through packaging optimization.

While dimensional weight pricing has been applied in domestic ground parcel since 2013, recently it has also migrated into the less than truckload sector; because dim weight pricing is based on shipment density, this makes efficient packaging more important than ever. In fact, effective packaging can actually drive freight costs down.

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Topics: Contract Packaging, Freight Transportation

What is YOUgistics?

Posted by Alex Stark on June 28, 2018

The 3PL industry has changed drastically over the last 10 years.

Among the many things on the plus side, the industry continues to grow at a healthy rate and shippers today truly recognize the value 3PLs bring to their businesses.

But we need to be careful that this growth does not come at the expense of you, the customer.

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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing, Logistics Innovation, KANE Company Culture

“Clean Team” Investigates Warehouse Sanitation Best Practices

Posted by Alex Stark on June 21, 2018

Recently, a crack team of logistics detectives (aka “business students”) from the University of Scranton arrived at KANE’s Scranton distribution campus. Their mission: audit and document best practices in warehouse/DC sanitation for their senior class project. Code name: Operation Clean Team. The results of the mission have been kept secret – until now. 

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Topics: Warehouse Operations, Logistics Safety, KANE Company Culture

Choosing a 3PL: Can Culture Differentiate?

Posted by Alex Stark on June 14, 2018

For those of us with a little perspective on the 3PL industry (yes, that’s code for “I’m getting old”), the landscape has changed pretty dramatically over the last 10–15 years. 

M&A activity has resulted in fewer, larger players.  The assumption of the acquiring companies is that bigger is better – both for customers and shareholders.

They differentiate based on MORE – locations, trucks, people… But does “more” really improve the customer experience or drive bottom-line value? Or, in many cases, is it just window dressing?

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Topics: KANE Company Culture