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Consumer Goods Logistics Blog


An Interview with Richard McDuffie, KANE’s New Chief Operating Officer

Posted by Kane Is Able on July 25, 2019

KANE’s new Chief Operating Officer is Richard McDuffie, a 30-year logistics industry veteran with a strong track record of driving operational excellence in logistics across the retail, manufacturing and 3PL industries. We recently sat down with Richard to discuss some of the changes he has seen in the industry over the years and what the future might hold.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, CPG Logistics, Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations, Logistics Leadership, KANE Company Culture, Fulfillment Warehouse, Freight Transportation

Use of Temporary Labor for Warehouse Staffing

Posted by Kane Is Able on July 11, 2019

If you were contracting for home renovation work, you might deal with a single general contractor to coordinate the project. But you’d like to feel confident that the people actually laying the tile, putting up the drywall, and attaching the plumbing fixtures have the experience and training to do a quality job. 

The same holds true for the use of temporary labor for warehouse staffing. As a user of third-party logistics (3PL) services, you want to understand how your 3PL utilizes temporary labor and how that might impact work quality.

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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company Culture, Fulfillment Warehouse

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

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: Supply Chain Challenges, 3PL Outsourcing, Fulfillment Warehouse

Need to Define Your CPG Supply Chain Strategy? Ask a Six-Year-Old

Posted by Alex Stark on February 08, 2018

My six-year-old daughter had accumulated a couple of Toys-R-Us gift cards. We found them by accident one day while cleaning out her room (but that’s another story).

Anyway, we jumped online and ordered the equivalent of $50 in merchandise, which was to arrive between 5-7 business days.  I quickly moved on to other things.

My daughter did not.

The next day, when I got home from work, she said “Daddy, my games didn’t come. Why?”

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Topics: Fulfillment Warehouse

5 Tips for Efficient Omni-Channel Distribution

Posted by Alex Stark on September 10, 2015

As the percent of online sale grows and as the line between web and traditional retail store fulfillment blurs, e-tailers and brands need to assess their fulfillment capabilities and those of their 3PL warehousing partners. Efficient omni-channel distribution will be a requirement, not a nice-to-have, in the very near future.  Watch this video to see how KANE handles fulfillment for companies with multiple sales channels.

To make sure you are choosing the right distribution partner, here are 5 tips to consider.

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Topics: Fulfillment Warehouse

Video on eCommerce Fulfillment Services

Posted by Alex Stark on August 04, 2015

Looking for eCommerce fulfillment services?

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Topics: Fulfillment Warehouse

Mistakes that Impact eCommerce Fulfillment Costs

Posted by Alex Stark on April 09, 2015

In our last blog post, we looked at common operational mistakes that retailers and manufacturers make when establishing an infrastructure for eCommerce fulfillment. In this week's post, we'll examine that same topic, but focus more on how marketing decisions can impact ecommerce fulfillment costs.  

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Topics: Fulfillment Warehouse