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Consumer Goods Logistics Blog


KANE Gives Secondary School Educators a Lesson in Logistics

Logistics Saves Lives: Support ALAN and Partners on Giving Tuesday, 2018

Dispatches from the Road: Kevin Belfon

KANE is Aggressively Expanding Space Within its Nationwide Shared Warehouse Network

Reflections on CX Day

Dispatches from the Road: Andre Chollette

2018 Driver Appreciation Week

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

Dispatches from the Road: Scott Donlin

Dimensional Weight Pricing Now Impacting Less than Truckload

What is YOUgistics?

“Clean Team” Investigates Warehouse Sanitation Best Practices

Choosing a 3PL: Can Culture Differentiate?

Dispatches from the Road: Gary Allagrucci

7 Ways to Boost Warehouse Productivity – Right Now

8 Strategies to Reduce Freight Costs

Dispatches From the Road: Don Brobst

Barriers to Working with Freight Consolidation Services Companies

What You Need to Know About Freight Consolidation Services

The Role of the TMS in 3PL Transportation Services

Still debating Asset vs Non-Asset-Based 3PL? Meet the Hybrid 3PL

14 Strategies to reduce freight costs

Inland Empire Logistics: 2018 Outlook

Get to Know the Regional Trucking Companies in Your Key Markets

Freight Management Logistics for Lean Capacity Times

Collaborate with Carriers to Face the Truck Capacity Crunch

Need to Define Your Supply Chain Strategy? Ask a Six-Year-Old

Modernizing the Exchange of Supply Chain Data

Shippers Turn to Intermodal Transport for 2018 Capacity

KANE 2017 - Year in Review

2017 Supply Chain Issues: The Year’s Top Blog Posts

Mid-Tier Suppliers Voice Retail Distribution Frustrations

The Best Truck Drivers Are Calm Under Pressure

KANE Study: LTL Transportation a Key Concern

A Collection of Recent KANE Articles on the Shortage of Drivers

Truck Driver Shortage: Lessons from Katrina

Thoughts on 2017 Truck Driver Appreciation Week

CPG Distribution Services: Lean on 3PLs to Compete and Win

Why Intermodal Rail Use Continues to Soar

Planning for Supply Chain Disruptions

Improving Warehouse Worker Retention

Ways to Improve Truck Driver Safety

Want to Improve Truck Driver Retention? Hire Better.

Logistics Site Location: Scranton Could Be Lowest-Cost Option

Meeting Walmart’s New On Time In Full Delivery Requirements

A Look at the Lehigh Valley Warehousing Boom

Green Trucking Progress Threatened By Potential SmartWay® Repeal

Top 3PL Lists Should Be More Than Ballot Stuffing

Do Tighter Ship Time Demands from Retailers Inhibit Green Shipping?

ELD Mandate: Impact on Carriers and Shippers

Outside Warehouse Solution: Check Out Video

Retail Consolidation Services 101

Six Sigma Methods in Logistics

A Cross Dock Facility Can Cut Distribution Costs by 50%

HOS Rules and Driver Turnaround Time

The Food Safety Plan: What to Include

Prevent Foodborne Illness: Food Logistics Companies Can Help

As Freight Capacity Tightens, Is Reliance on the Spot Market Too Risky?

The Logistician’s Guide to the Food Safety Modernization Act

Top Causes of Warehouse Accidents

The Warehouse Safety Audit: From Confrontation to Collaboration

Proactivity in Logistics: Beware the Comfy Chair

Warehouse Safety Training: Consider Your Audience

Logistics Customer Satisfaction: Focus on the End Customer

Proactive Logistics: A Key Ingredient to Staying Invisible

The Best 3PLs Should Be Invisible

Can 3PLs Be Your Contract Packagers?

Improve Shipping and Distribution Services with Rail and Cross Docking

10 Tips To Streamline Your Wine and Spirits Distribution

Carrier Relationships: All You Need is Love

Scheduling Freight for Off-Peak Hours Can Reduce Costs

Set 3PL Contract Length to Allow Investment

How to Keep Safety Audits from Being a White-Knuckle Experience

How Do You Create a Culture of Safety in Your Logistics Operation?

How to Improve Logistics Safety Performance in Your Operations

The Right Changes Can Attract More Women Truck Drivers

Are Autonomous Trucks Inevitable for Freight Distribution?

Truck Driver Shortage. What Should Shippers Do?

Routing Guide Compliance Fosters Strong Retailer Relationships

Inventory Optimization Can Be a Struggle for Mid-Sized CPGs

Final Regulations out on Heavy Truck Fuel Efficiency

Mid-sized CPG Manufacturers Seek More Collaboration with Retailers

3PL Innovation Requires Shipper Commitment

Is Your 3PL Ready to Offer Contract Packaging Services?

Supplier-Retailer Collaboration in a Changing Market

Do Regular Freight Contract RFPs Really Reduce Costs?

Hostess Brands Update: Score one for Supply Chain Operations

Warehouse Automation Gaining Momentum

3PL Advantages: Is Bigger Really Better?

Warehouse Labor: Talent Matters More Than Ever

AIB Standards: What are they and why are they important?

Port Expansion: The Challenge of Sustainable Growth

3PL Management: Getting the Most from Logistics Partners

Shippers Win When Carriers Work Together to Reduce Empty Miles

Secondary Co Packing Services and Your 3PL?

Logistics Outsourcing: How Close Are You to Your 3PL?

Why Amazon Is Good for the 3PL Industry

Lean Training: Keep It Simple

Trade Promotion Management: How Poor Planning Cripples Profitability

Doing Secondary Packaging in the Distribution Center

Warehouse Training for Technology Implementations

Should We Have 18-Year-Old Truck Drivers?

KANE Q1 2016 Update

Nordstrom Moves Quickly to Support Omni-Channel Distribution

America’s Crumbling Transportation Infrastructure: The Price We Pay

You Gotta Love a Good Comeback Story

Top Articles on Warehouse Labor Management

Logistics Teams & Soccer Teams: The Biggest Aren’t Always the Best

The Role of Culture in the 3PL Selection Process

How to Reduce Your Dependence on LTL Freight Shipping

How to Reduce LTL Shipping Costs

10 Tips to Maximize 3PL Benefits

The Problems with Lean Program Management

Are Mid-Tier 3PLs Still Relevant?

The Key to Retailer and Supplier Collaboration: Talking More

The Retail Supply Chain: Purchasing & Logistics Are Not Aligned

Warehouse Labor: What’s the Future of Work?

Retail Forecasting Remains Biggest Frustration Point for Suppliers

Logistics M&A Activity: Where Does the Customer Fit?

New Research Explores CPG Supply Chain Collaboration

How Manufacturing Logistics Can Increase Output

Trade Promotions: What Am I Getting and When?

4 Tips To Manage Temp Labor in the Warehouse

Q&A with KANE's CFO, Lou Houck

Streamline Inbound Transportation in the Retail Supply Chain

Lean Logistics: 8 Tips to Avoid Lean Program Bureaucracy

Retail Consolidation: A Freight Strategy Whose Time Has Come

Product Packaging Trends in the Consumer Goods Supply Chain

Freight Consolidation in the Grocery Supply Chain

5 Ways to Reduce Freight Damage

5 Tips for Efficient Omni-Channel Distribution

Cost Sharing in Logistics

Safety Cannot Be Compromised: Q&A with Larry Catanzaro

Straight Talk on Freight Rates and Carrier Metrics

It’s about Safety, First and Last

Delivering Freight Capacity Through Carrier Collaboration

Video on eCommerce Fulfillment Services

Q&A with KANE’s CEO Mike Gardner

How SMBs can reduce product distribution costs

6 Must-Haves for a Food Warehouse 3PL

For Logistics Distribution Operations, Think "We," not "Me"

How "Lean" is your Lean Logistics Program?

5 Reasons to Do Copacking in the DC

Managing 3PL Relationships

Making Intermodal Rail Work for Consumer Products

Outsourced Logistics: Why 3PLs need to be embedded in your business

5 cost savings product distribution strategies.

The Supply Chain Needs Multi-Talented Individuals

3PLs: A Dating Service for the Grocery Supply Chain

Finalize packaging within your distribution operations

Logistics Workforce Management: Top Changes Needed

We're Not Your Grandfather's Supply Chain (or are we?)

Collaborative Logistics Requires an Expanded Focus Frame

Purchasing Is From Mars, Logistics is from Venus

Mistakes that Impact eCommerce Fulfillment Costs

Common Mistakes in eCommerce Fulfillment

LTL Consolidation in Food Logistics

5 ways to reduce logistics costs in consumer goods distribution

Four Trends That Will Shape Secondary Packaging

Share Product Distribution Costs and Win

Supply Chain Theater: A Nod to the Stagehands

3PL Selection: Are Companies Ignoring the Most Important Qualifier?

Cross Docking Solutions for Retailers

"Me" is Incremental, But "We" Is Monumental

Freight consolidation in the food supply chain

The top challenges of managing a warehouse staff? Survey says...

Top logistics problems for small- and mid-sized CPGs

Do We Need a Better Model to Manage Logistics Outsourcing Relationships?

What Can Telecom, IT, and Real Estate Teach Logistics Companies?

How Packaging Optimization Can Reduce Freight Costs

Want to Reduce Warehouse Costs? Think Warehouse Labor Management

It’s Tough Being the Little Guy

Logistics Customer Service: The Story of the Wilson Ham Company

KANE Expands Through First Acquisition in Its 84-Year History

Dedicated Contract Carriage is Making a Comeback

Labor Management Strategies in the Warehouse

The New Competitive Battleground: People Logistics

The #1 Goal for the Best Logistics Providers: Be Invisible

What Does Social Media Have to Do With Distribution?

5 Unflattering Secrets that LTL Carriers Don't Want You to Know

Why is the Purchasing/Logistics Disconnect a Problem for Retailers?

Continuous Improvement: Is Your 3PL Writing the Check? Or, Are You?

Technology in the Supply Chain, Part 2

Warehouse Labor: The 'Real' Cost of Associate Turnover

Technology in the Supply Chain, Part 1

Atlanta: Distribution Center Hub of the Southeast

Warehouse Labor: The ‘Real’ Cost of a Warehouse Associate

Retailers Must Be the Catalyst for Collaboration Distribution

Inland Empire: Warehousing is King

One Surefire Way to Lower LTL Costs

Who Holds the Inventory?

Supply Chain Sustainability Key to Increased Profits

Supply Chain Outsourcing Impacted by Changing 3PL Business Models

Hiring Strategies for Logistics Staffing: Hire for Attitude, Train for Skill

Me to We: Shared Supply Chains…This is Not a Test

Want Better Inventory Accuracy? Hire for Performance

What Logistics Managers Can Learn From Football Coaches

From Me to We: The Power of Shared Supply Chains

Importance of Training Your Workforce

Capgemini and KANE Assess CPG Supply Chain

Logistics Planning Crucial to Smooth Facility Start-ups

Think Like the Customer

Packaging and the Streamlined Supply Chain

Culture and Execution: Be Different

Realizing Supply Chain Cost Reduction Through Collaboration

Poor Communication in the Retailer Supply Chain

Small Data Can Yield Big Supply Chain Insights

How To Make Decisions: Just Do It

Data Warehouses and Business Intelligence Drives Logistics

Take a Moment to Salute the Professional Driver

An Equation Where the Supply Chain Wins

The Importance of Vacations

Are 3PL Services a Commodity?

Becoming a "Best Places to Work" Company

Logistics KPIs: Some Things Just Don’t Make Sense

How Can We Address the Logistics Talent Shortage?

Warehouse Change: How We Got Roger’s Buy-In

Supply Chain Analysis: The Lure of BIG DATA

Study Identifies Future Hot Buttons for CPG Supply Chain

Keeping Eyes on the Prize: The Benefits of Visual Management

LTL Secrets Revealed!

What Do Supply Chain Services and NASCAR Have in Common?

Is Supply Chain Becoming Sexy? Driving Talent to Supply Chain Careers

Training Logistics Leaders, One Mistake at a Time

New Driver Hours of Service Rules Will Have Questionable Impact

Mining for Logistics Innovations

Big Hairy Audacious Supply Chain Goals

Managing Supply Chain Risk When Outsourcing

Consumer Product Goods on Rail? You Bet.

How Smart CPG Companies Can Leverage Social Media for Business

New Ideas Needed to Solve the Multi-Channel Distribution Challenge

Logistics Workforce Management: Today, It’s About Transparency

Create Logistics Leaders with Training, Investment

Warehousing Operations Leadership: The Marine Corps Way

There Are Logistics KPIs - Then There is Everything Else....

Logistics Leaders, Remember: Everyone is Watching

Collaboration? Yes.

How to Make the e-Commerce Supply Chain More Efficient

Skinning Cats & Hat Racks

What is Data?

Is it Technology or People?

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

Engaged Associates Drive Value

Celebrate the Victories

Traveling the Rails - No Longer Just for Hobos

The Conundrum of Customer Metrics and KPIs

What Shortage? We’ll Just Have to Pay More

Technology and the Supply Chain: My Adventure with Skype

Mid-Sized CPGs Truly “Stuck in the Middle”

Mobile Technology Shapes the Future of CPG

Supply Chain Performance | Culture | Competitive Advantage

POP display design | Point of purchase display design

Culture of Innovation

KANE Named Best Place to Work

Supply Chain Safety

8 Types of Waste Within an Organization

Logistics Outsourcing: Two Paths to Take

3PL Companies and Customer Retention

We Need a Bigger Boat…

KANE invests to attract drivers

How can you reduce logistics costs in the CPG supply chain?

When Imperfect Is Good

On Pigs and Chickens...

Supply Chain Sustainability: Lessons From My Seven-Year-Old

Food Shippers Transportation Conference Round Up

It's Time to Focus on Reducing Driver Turn Times

Reinventing the Sales Call

Cut Packaging Costs WITHOUT Changing Your Packaging

Hershey and Ferrero Embrace Collaborative Distribution

Chris Kane, Rainmaker

The Hunt for Efficiency

On Trucks and Culture

Penn State Tops University Supply Chain Programs

What Is an Embedded 3PL?

Need to Start Over? Try Northeast PA!

Still Have Some Work to Do

Washington D.C. Visit to GMA’s Headquarters

“Wait and See” Is a Poor Transportation Planning Strategy

St. Patrick's Day Visit from the New PA Governor

Q&A with Chuck Taylor on the End of Cheap Oil

Is CapGemini’s 2020 Future Value Chain Report Too “Futuristic?”

Gene Kane’s Last ‘Message from the Chairman’ Cable Article

Armchair Logistics Concerning the FMI/GMA Conference

KANE Distribution Centers Achieve WERC Warehouse Certification

CSA 2010: What's the Big Deal?

Are Shippers Wasting Truckers' Time?

WMS market headed for a split – DC Velocity

April 2010 KANE Newsletter

KANE Joins VICS Empty Miles Program

Kimberly-Clark’s future: Made to order, Shipped to order

Chris Kane Receives CLP from IWLA

Good Health® Natural Products Taps Kane Is Able

Kane Is Able: March newsletter

Piling On PA Use Tax

Scranton Chamber Response - Rendell's Visit

PA Warehouse Tax Update

PA Proposed Warehouse Tax

Call to Action...Operators in Pennsylvania

Editor's Pick: Consumer Goods Technology (CGT)

Kane Attending RILA 2010

Introducing--Author Bill Shears

Copenhagen 2010 Climate...Finger-pointing

Chris Kane on Supply Chain

Need a Bigger Boat

Hulu - The New Yorker Animated Cartoons: Slacks That Fax

Code Green: Green Collaborative Distribution

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