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Consumer Goods Logistics Blog

5 Ways to Get Max Benefit from Your Logistics Service Provider

Posted by Alex Stark on April 11, 2019

The bar has been raised on logistics performance.  Retail customers want perfect orders (expect a fine if they’re not perfect), and they want them faster and delivered within tighter and tighter time windows.

As a logistics manager, the spotlight is shining brighter on you and, by extension, your logistics service providers (3PLs).  You want and need your 3PLs to be great. But, ironically, achieving that result may have as much to do with how hard and how smart you work, as your 3PL. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations, Logistics Leadership, 3PL Outsourcing, KANE Company Culture

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

Reflections on CX Day

Posted by Alex Stark on October 02, 2018

Today, October 2, is CX Day.

Have you ever heard of it? 

It’s actually the 6th annual celebration of customers – the group without whom none of us would have jobs.

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Topics: Logistics KPIs, Logistics Leadership, Logistics Customer Service, KANE Company Culture

KANE 2017 - Year in Review

Posted by Alex Stark on January 04, 2018

As the new year begins at KANE, we have a stiff breeze at our back thanks to momentum established during an exciting and eventful 2017. Here’s a quick look back at the last 12 months.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, CPG Logistics, Logistics Leadership, KANE News and Awards

Safety Cannot Be Compromised: Q&A with Larry Catanzaro

Posted by Mikhail Taskaya on August 27, 2015

This is the second installment in my Q&A series with KANE executives. This month’s victim: Larry Catanzaro, Senior Director of Transportation. 

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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, Logistics Leadership

Q&A with KANE’s CEO Mike Gardner

Posted by Mikhail Taskaya on July 30, 2015

In the pursuit of climbing to the top of the corporate ladder, it is wise to seek advice from people who’ve already made it. That is what this and future blogs of mine will focus on. I’ll interview senior executives and share their thoughts, perspectives and advice.

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Topics: Logistics Leadership

How Can We Address the Logistics Talent Shortage?

Posted by Joe Turturica on August 01, 2013

How Can We Address the Logistics Talent Shortage?

According the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), in July, 2013, hiring increased in both the manufacturing and service sectors, 1.7% and 18.4% respectively, compared to a year ago.  So, the logistics industry continues to thrive, and in an ever-changing employment market. 

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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, Logistics Leadership

Training Logistics Leaders, One Mistake at a Time

Posted by Anthony Fricchione on June 12, 2013

In logistics and any industry, training great leaders and having the right mentor strategies can be difficult.  As leaders ourselves, we want our teams to exceed expectations.  We want them to be independent decision makers.  We expect them to make the same decisions or choices we would in similar situations.  But great logistics leaders must understand that, in order for players on their team to become great workers and great leaders themselves, we need to let them make

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Topics: Logistics Labor Management, Logistics Leadership