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The KANE story – in the style of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
KANE’s Best-Read Blogs of 2019
Dispatches from the Road: Paul Pantellis
School Superintendents Visit KANE Scranton Campus
Dispatches from the Road: Marjorie Carney
Can We Attract 18-Year-Olds to a Logistics Career?
Dispatches from the Road: Alexis Figueroa
Flexibility AND Scalability: A Scarce Combination Among 3PLs
Happy CX Day
3PL Metrics: Do Retail Suppliers Measure Success the Wrong Way?
What’s Wrong with Continuous Improvement Programs in Logistics?
The ROI of Logistics Safety Programs
Are you happy with your company's logistics performance
Logistics KPIs: Some Things Just Don’t Make Sense
Logistics for Middle Market Companies
Use of Temporary Labor for Warehouse Staffing
An Interview with Stan Schrader, KANE’s New Chief Commercial Officer
Distribution Network Optimization: Modeling Tools Won’t Give You the Answer
AIB Standards: What are they and why are they important?
Regional Carriers Are Great Source for Owner Operator Trucking Jobs
The Pitfalls of Lean Warehousing Programs and How to Avoid Them
Customer Service in Logistics Needs a Shift in Focus
Warehouse Labor: The 'Real' Cost of Warehouse Worker Turnover
Co-packing Services and Your 3PL
Are You Happy (logistically speaking)?
Why Amazon Logistics Is Good for the 3PL Industry
10 Strategies to Reduce CPG Logistics Costs
The ‘Real’ Cost of a Warehouse Associate
5 Ways to Reduce Freight Damage
5 Ways to Get Max Benefit from Your Logistics Service Provider
5 ways to reduce logistics costs in consumer goods distribution
Kane Is Able Announces Investment by Harkness Capital Partners
Dispatches from the Road: John Shepherd
Integrate Custom Product Packaging into Distribution Center Operations
7 Bold Steps to Ensure Freight Capacity
Why Intermodal Rail Use Continues to Soar
Should the State DOT Mandate Weather-Related Commercial Vehicle Bans?
Use Softer Freight Market to Focus on Building Carrier Relationships
Tackling the Logistics Industry Talent Gap from the Inside Out
6 Must-Haves for 3PL Food Warehousing
How to Improve Logistics Safety Performance in Your Operations
Boise Paper Presents Kane Is Able with 3PL of the Year Award
The top challenges of managing a warehouse staff? Survey says...
KANE 2018 – Year in Review
KANE Gives Secondary School Educators a Lesson in Logistics
Mid-Tier Suppliers Voice Retail Distribution Frustrations
Logistics Saves Lives: Support ALAN and Partners on Giving Tuesday, 2018
Dispatches from the Road: Kevin Belfon
KANE is Aggressively Expanding Space Within its Warehouse Network
Reflections on CX Day
Dispatches from the Road: Andre Chollette
2018 Driver Appreciation Week
Is Your 3PL Ready to Offer Contract Packaging Services?
Routing Guide Compliance Fosters Strong Retailer Relationships
Outsource Logistics: The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great 3PL Customer
Cost Sharing in Logistics
Meeting Retailers' On Time In Full Delivery Requirements
Dispatches from the Road: Scott Donlin
Dimensional Weight Pricing Now Impacting Less than Truckload
5 Reasons to Do Copacking in the DC
What is YOUgistics?
“Clean Team” Investigates Warehouse Sanitation Best Practices
Making Intermodal Rail Service Work for Consumer Products
Choosing a 3PL: Can Culture Differentiate?
Dispatches from the Road: Gary Allagrucci
8 Types of Logistics Waste Within an Organization
Shippers Win When Carriers Work Together to Reduce Empty Miles
7 Ways to Boost Warehouse Productivity – Right Now
8 Strategies to Reduce Freight Shipping Costs
Dispatches From the Road: Don Brobst
Barriers to Working with Freight Consolidation Services Companies
Training for Lean Warehouse Operations: Keep It Simple
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 CPG Supply Chain Strategy? Ask a Six-Year-Old
Modernizing the Exchange of Supply Chain Data
Can 3PLs Be Your Contract Packagers?
Shippers Turn to Intermodal Transport for 2018 Capacity
KANE 2017 - Year in Review
2017 Supply Chain Issues: The Year’s Top Blog Posts
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
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
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 We Need a Better Model to Manage Logistics Outsourcing Relationships?
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
Four Trends That Will Shape Secondary Packaging
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
Improve Shipping and Distribution Services with Rail and Cross Docking
10 Tips To Streamline Your Wine and Spirits Distribution
Traveling the Rails - No Longer Just for Hobos
Carrier Relationships: All You Need is Love
Mining for Logistics Innovations
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?
The Right Changes Can Attract More Women Truck Drivers
Are Autonomous Trucks Inevitable for Freight Distribution?
Truck Driver Shortage. What Should Shippers Do?
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
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
Port Expansion: The Challenge of Sustainable Growth
3PL Management: Getting the Most from Logistics Partners
Logistics Outsourcing: How Close Are You to Your 3PL?
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 Tips for Efficient Omni-Channel Distribution
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
For Logistics Distribution Operations, Think "We," not "Me"
How "Lean" is your Lean Logistics Program?
Managing 3PL Relationships
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
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
Top logistics problems for small- and mid-sized CPGs
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
Cut Packaging Costs WITHOUT Changing Your Packaging
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
Technology in the Supply Chain, Part 1
Atlanta: Distribution Center Hub of the Southeast
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
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
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
New KANE eBook Reveals LTL Alternatives
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
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
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
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
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
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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