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Consumer Goods Logistics Blog

KANE is Aggressively Expanding Space Within its Nationwide Shared Warehouse Network

Posted by Kane Is Able on October 04, 2018

KANE Is Able recently expanded its shared distribution network in three key markets to support customer growth and new business expansion. In total, KANE added 630,000 sq. ft. of additional space in Allentown, PA, Atlanta, GA and California’s Inland Empire.

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Topics: KANE News and Awards, 3PL Outsourcing, Warehouse Operations, Fulfillment Warehouse

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

Posted by Alex Stark on August 23, 2018

Mutually rewarding outsourcing relationships in logistics come down to just two words: trust and respect.  Where these exist between the parties, everything else falls in line.

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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing

What is YOUgistics?

Posted by Alex Stark on June 28, 2018

The 3PL industry has changed drastically over the last 10 years.

Among the many things on the plus side, the industry continues to grow at a healthy rate and shippers today truly recognize the value 3PLs bring to their businesses.

But we need to be careful that this growth does not come at the expense of you, the customer.

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Topics: KANE Company Culture, 3PL Outsourcing, Logistics Innovation

Barriers to Working with Freight Consolidation Services Companies

Posted by Larry Catanzaro on April 26, 2018

Here at KANE, we are big proponents of freight consolidation. So big that, when we thought of writing about possible barriers to consolidation in this week’s blog, we were worried that it might be too quick a read: “There are no barriers to working with freight consolidation services companies. Thank you for reading.” 

All kidding aside, we can think of a few companies for whom freight consolidation might not be a good fit. Read on to see if you’re one of them. 

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Topics: Collaborative Distribution, Freight Transportation, 3PL Outsourcing

What You Need to Know About Freight Consolidation Services

Posted by Larry Catanzaro on April 19, 2018

When your product is ready to hit the road for delivery but your freight volume can’t justify the cost of a full truckload, what do you do? For many shippers, it comes down to choosing the lesser of two evils: ship via costly less-than-truckload (LTL) or wait to build a full truckload and risk missing retailer requested arrival dates (RAD). However, there is a third option: freight consolidation services (or “load consolidation services”) with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider, where your load “shares the ride” with others like yours. 

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Topics: Freight Transportation, Collaborative Distribution, 3PL Outsourcing

Inland Empire Logistics: 2018 Outlook

Posted by Alex Stark on March 15, 2018

As the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach continue to experience record-setting growth, the entire Southern California logistics industry is in full “boom” mode. And, it’s not just Los Angeles and Orange Counties that are benefiting. The Inland Empire logistics industry has the room for growth that these counties do not and is poised to continue setting records of its own. 

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Topics: Fulfillment Warehouse, 3PL Outsourcing, Supply Chain Challenges

The Best 3PLs Should Be Invisible

Posted by Alex Stark on January 26, 2017

Logistics service providers are increasingly prone to trumpeting their awards, achievements and high-profile customers. In a desire to be seen, to be recognized, this beauty contest approach seems as reasonable path as any. But the best 3PLs worry less about awards and more about providing service so efficient, anticipatory and seamless – so noise-free – they’re just about invisible.

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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing

Set 3PL Contract Length to Allow Investment

Posted by Alex Stark on November 21, 2016

Let’s say you’re a homeowner and you’re considering replacing all the windows in your house. They’re not the worst windows, but there are definitely gaps that allow heat to escape, and your energy bills to rise.

You read up on the ROI of replacement windows and learn that you can recoup around 70% of the investment when you resell the home and the rest in yearly energy cost savings.

But here’s the rub. You’re selling your home next year, so there is no way to recoup all of your investment. Are you really going to invest in a more energy-efficient home (good for you, good for the environment, good all around) if it means a $5,000 net reduction in your bank account?

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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing