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Consumer Goods Logistics Blog


Kane Is Able

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Regional Carriers Are Great Source for Owner Operator Trucking Jobs

Posted by Kane Is Able on June 06, 2019

Owner-operators are freedom-loving entrepreneurs. They own their trucks and want to earn a good living, while remaining independent. Some may choose to hunt profitable freight on load boards, while others align with carriers to provide dedicated capacity. 

In recent months, Kane Freight Lines has had an increasing number of inquiries from drivers seeking owner-operator trucking jobs. That’s because currently, in the spot market, load-to-truck ratios are down and rates are down. The owner operators who rely on load boards are working hard to find profitable driving opportunities. Two-way freight would help, but that’s nearly impossible to find in the spot market. And, if you get it, the rates will need to be dirt cheap. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

How Lean is Lean? The Pitfalls of Lean Warehousing Programs and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Kane Is Able on May 30, 2019

Lean warehousing quality improvement programs have driven billions of dollars’ worth of value across corporate supply chains. They are the road map to faster, better and cheaper. But, if you’re not careful, these programs can become weighed down with bureaucracy, adding time and cost to your quality improvement efforts.

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Topics: Logistics Systems, Warehouse Operations, Lean Warehousing

Kane Is Able Announces Investment by Harkness Capital Partners

Posted by Kane Is Able on March 14, 2019

Affiliates of Harkness Capital Partners have agreed to make an investment in Kane Is Able, Inc. to support KANE’s growth strategy of expanding its services and national presence.

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Topics: KANE News and Awards

Dispatches from the Road: John Shepherd

Posted by Kane Is Able on March 14, 2019

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 newest installment, we interview KANE driver John Shepherd, III.

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Topics: KANE Company Culture, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

Integrate Custom Product Packaging into Distribution Center Operations

Posted by Kane Is Able on March 12, 2019

Specific consumer products look exactly the same when they roll off the manufacturing line.  To satisfy retailer requirements, however, these identical products are wrapped, sealed, tied and packed in dozens, even hundreds, of different ways for presentation on the retail shelf.  Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies often outsource custom product packaging to outside contract packagers, adding a costly and time-consuming step between manufacturing and the distribution center.

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Topics: Contract Packaging

7 Bold Steps to Ensure Freight Capacity

Posted by Kane Is Able on March 07, 2019

Freight capacity has historically been viewed as a commodity. The onus has been on the trucking company to position itself as the customer’s “carrier of choice.”

But if you haven’t noticed, that’s changing. The combination of a growing U.S. economy and the chronic truck driver shortage is turning freight into more of a seller’s market, requiring shippers to examine how they can become “shippers of choice” for carriers, who are now more selective about the loads they haul.

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Topics: Freight Transportation

Boise Paper Presents Kane Is Able with 3PL of the Year Award for Operational Excellence in Logistics

Posted by Kane Is Able on January 22, 2019

KANE has received Boise Paper’s 2018 3PL of the Year Award for best overall distribution center performance. The award recognizes operational excellence in logistics throughout Boise Paper’s physical distribution system.

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Topics: KANE News and Awards

KANE Gives Secondary School Educators a Lesson in Logistics

Posted by Kane Is Able on December 12, 2018

Educators in the Workplace is a program that allows secondary school educators to spend a week learning the technical skills, behaviors and mindsets high school students need to succeed in today's business environment. 

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Topics: KANE News and Awards