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Beth Gurdock

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Chris Kane, Rainmaker

Posted by Beth Gurdock on August 03, 2011

Chris Kane wears many hats: Chief Customer Strategy Officer at Kane Is Able, dynamic public speaker, logistician, brother, husband and father. Now he can also add "rainmaker" to the list.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, KANE Company

Penn State Tops University Supply Chain Programs

Posted by Beth Gurdock on June 22, 2011

In the most recent Gartner survey of university supply chain programs, Penn State University ranked first in both undergraduate and graduate programs. The survey explores how well leading universities are educating professionals to contend with a rapidly changing industry landscape.

"As a sponsor of the Center for Supply Chain Research and as fellow Pennsylvanians, we couldn't be happier," said Dick Kane, CEO of Kane Is Able. "Their program's success is vital to our

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

What Is an Embedded 3PL?

Posted by Beth Gurdock on June 21, 2011

There's no denying that today's economy has changed the way we do business. As the relationships among manufacturers, retailers and third-party logistics providers continues to evolve, the concept of an embedded 3PL seems to be gaining ground.

I sat down recently with Mike Marlowe, KANE's Vice President of Customer Operations and Innovation, to talk about this concept and answer the following questions:

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company

Need to Start Over? Try Northeast PA!

Posted by Beth Gurdock on June 15, 2011



Glancing through the headlines today, I came upon an article on MSN: The 10 Best Places for Starting Over. With the economy still struggling to find its legs, more people are heading to cities that offer better job opportunities and more affordable housing options. Curious about how people are "rebooting" their lives, I read on.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations, KANE Company

KANE Distribution Centers Achieve WERC Warehouse Certification

Posted by Beth Gurdock on December 29, 2010

Kane Is Able is proud to announce that Distribution Centers 5 & 6 have been awarded the distinction of being named a WERC Certified Facility.

To earn this distinction, the WERC program provides an industry-standard grading methodology that includes facility inspection and process assessment by an independent third party. The program is voluntary and certifies an individual warehouse facility's capabilities and its ability to perform core warehousing functions.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company

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