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The KANE story – in the style of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Posted by Alex Stark on December 27, 2019

It’s the evening of Christmas day. I’ve retreated to my home office after enjoying an outstanding day filled with family, great food, and the sharing of presents. Being a supply chain wonk, I’ve already pondered the Christmas magic of how all these goodies find their way to their final destinations. Yes Virginia, it is all about logistics.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Consumer Goods Logistics, 3PL Outsourcing

KANE’s Best-Read Blogs of 2019

Posted by Kane Is Able on December 19, 2019

Each month we write several articles on some aspect of logistics management. It’s always interesting to look back at the end of the year and see which ones had the highest readership. This year, a cost-saving blog topped the list (no surprise), but it was followed by two blogs focused on talent recruitment, illustrating what a key challenge this is for logistics organizations.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

Dispatches from the Road: Paul Pantellis

Posted by Kane Is Able on December 12, 2019

In our “Dispatches from the Road” blog feature, KANE shares the thoughts of 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 Paul Pantellis.

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Topics: Truck Drivers

School Superintendents Visit KANE Scranton Campus

Posted by Kane Is Able on December 05, 2019

Each month, school district superintendents from Lackawanna County in northeast Pennsylvania meet to discuss a variety of issues common to them all – things like curriculums, budget management, and security. Typically, they meet in a conference room at the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, however last month they met at KANE headquarters in Scranton, where there was one more topic on the agenda – jobs.

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Topics: Warehouse Operations, KANE Company, Truck Drivers

Dispatches from the Road: Marjorie Carney

Posted by Kane Is Able on November 21, 2019

In our “Dispatches from the Road” blog feature, KANE shares the thoughts of our drivers – the men and women who live and breathe the transportation topics we often write about.  In our latest installment, we interview new KANE driver Marjorie Carney.

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Topics: Truck Drivers

Can We Attract 18-Year-Olds to a Logistics Career?

Posted by Kane Is Able on November 14, 2019

At the recent CSCMP Conference in Anaheim, CA, the top challenge on most people’s minds was the difficulty in hiring qualified workers to a logistics career – across all job titles.

No news there. We’ve been talking about this for years, and as an industry we’re making progress. But we’re a long way from solving the problem.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Truck Drivers

Dispatches from the Road: Alexis Figueroa

Posted by Kane Is Able on October 24, 2019

In our “Dispatches from the Road” blog feature, KANE shares the thoughts of 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 Alexis Figueroa.

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Topics: Truck Drivers

Flexibility AND Scalability: A Scarce Combination Among 3PLs

Posted by Alex Stark on October 17, 2019

Check out the marketing claims of many third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and you’ll see the words “flexible” and “scalable” used regularly, and often together.  The fact is, most are good at one or the other, but not both.

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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing

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