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Consumer Goods Logistics Blog


The ROI of Logistics Safety Programs

Posted by Alex Stark on August 22, 2019

Every logistics operation will say safety programs are a priority. But many such claims are lip service only. Safety solutions, over and above OSHA-mandated programs, cost money – for training, equipment and software. Many companies struggle to invest money in things that might happen.

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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations, Logistics Leadership, Logistics Safety, KANE Company Culture

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

Tackling the Logistics Industry Talent Gap from the Inside Out

Posted by Alex Stark on February 14, 2019

There’s a talent gap in logistics today and companies are dealing with it in different ways. 

For KANE, that’s meant placing more emphasis than ever on hiring logistics workers from within.  Recently, we caught up with KANE’s VP of Human Resources, Amy Wren, to discuss the subject.

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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations, KANE Company Culture, warehouse labor management

7 Ways to Boost Warehouse Productivity – Right Now

Posted by Curtis Weaver on May 24, 2018

Warehouse productivity. Every warehousing operation on earth would like to be more productive, but too few actually invest the time to stop, retool and make it happen. Fortunately, there are relatively small things that just about every operation can perform in the here and now to boost productivity without major investments of time or money.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations, warehouse labor management

2017 Supply Chain Issues: The Year’s Top Blog Posts

Posted by Alex Stark on December 21, 2017

Drone deliveries? Driver-less trucks? While these “space-age” supply chain issues piqued our readers’ interest this past year, a review of KANE’s most popular blog posts revealed that people are still most interested in, well, people

Following are quick descriptions of the top-read blog posts for 2017. Check them out. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Labor Management, Warehouse Operations

Improving Warehouse Worker Retention

Posted by Alex Stark on September 14, 2017

Within the logistics industry, it is now widely known that there are not enough truck drivers to meet the transportation demands of the economy. What is less commonly known, however, is that labor pool challenges extend into other logistics arenas, particularly warehousing. In this blog post, we’ll look at warehouse worker retention and what you can do to keep your operation staffed. 

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Topics: Logistics Labor Management

Warehouse Labor: Talent Matters More Than Ever

Posted by Alex Stark on June 23, 2016

In a recent survey of logistics executives, we asked them to name their biggest challenge related to warehouse labor management.

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Topics: Logistics Labor Management