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Consumer Goods Logistics Blog

Logistics Saves Lives: Support ALAN and Partners on Giving Tuesday, 2018

Posted by Alex Stark on November 26, 2018

#GivingTuesday is November 27th.

It’s a global giving movement and you’ll (hopefully) see a good deal of coverage from many different, worthy organizations. 

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Topics: Logistics Leadership, Logistics Innovation, Logistics Industry News

A Look at the Lehigh Valley Warehousing Boom

Posted by Alex Stark on August 03, 2017

An East Coast version of Southern California’s Inland Empire?  It may be too early to make a claim of that magnitude, but that’s what some people are saying about Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley – home to KANE’s Allentown warehousing campus. 

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Topics: Logistics Industry News

Top 3PL Lists Should Be More Than Ballot Stuffing

Posted by Alex Stark on July 13, 2017

When you see this year's crop of Top 3PL lists, you're more than likely going to see the results of ballot stuffing and not statistically-based analysis.  KANE's Senior Director of Marketing, Alex Stark, weighs in on this and suggests a more objective approach to these lists using the Net Promoter Score (NPS).

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Topics: Logistics Industry News

What Shortage? We’ll Just Have to Pay More

Posted by Alex Stark on December 05, 2012

By 2018, there is expected to be a shortfall of almost 200,000 qualified applicants for positions in logistics and supply chain.

The counter argument goes – pay more and the people will come. That may be true. Maybe.

Problem is who pays the additional money to cover those roles? The third party logistics company who hires truck drivers, forklift operators, distribution center personnel? The manufacturer whose employees handle the daily tasks of producing, storing, and shipping product?

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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, Logistics Industry News

Technology and the Supply Chain: My Adventure with Skype

Posted by Alex Stark on November 28, 2012

Had an interesting business meeting this morning.  While in my office in Pennsylvania, I was on speakerphone with a colleague in California while skyping (thank you, www.urbandictionary.com) with an engineer in Moscow who left a restaurant to do the call from his car. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Systems, Collaborative Distribution, Logistics Industry News

Mid-Sized CPGs Truly “Stuck in the Middle”

Posted by Alex Stark on November 20, 2012

Retail supply chain study uncovers frustration among smaller suppliers with increasing retailer demands

Do the distribution policies of major retailers favor large, Fortune 500 companies over smaller suppliers?  Recent research indicates that they do.  

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Topics: CPG Logistics, Logistics Industry News

KANE Named Best Place to Work

Posted by Joe Turturica on October 17, 2012

Two weeks ago, KANE won first place as "Best Place to Work" in three categories in the Scranton Times-Tribune Readers Choice Awards - Warehouse & Distribution, Trucking & Transportation, and Manufacturing.

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Topics: Logistics Customer Service, KANE Company Culture, Logistics Industry News, KANE News and Awards

We Need a Bigger Boat…

Posted by Alex Stark on September 13, 2012

I just got back from another terrific conference hosted by Penn State's Center for Supply Chain Research. The 2012 Fall Forum topic – Supply Chain Talent Management. The main theme of the two day event highlighted that for the first time in our history we have four generations in the work place at once.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Labor Management, 3PL Outsourcing, Logistics Industry News, KANE News and Awards