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Consumer Goods Logistics Blog


Green Trucking Progress Threatened By Potential SmartWay® Repeal

Posted by Alex Stark on July 20, 2017

Green trucking initiatives are an integral part of the modern logistics industry, helping companies to maximize energy efficiency while reducing environmental impact.  With and without government involvement, these initiatives have made great progress since the start of the 21st century.   

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Topics: Logistics Sustainability

Do Tighter Ship Time Demands from Retailers Inhibit Green Shipping?

Posted by Larry Catanzaro on July 06, 2017

Retailers today are demanding shorter and shorter ship times for replenishment orders. Suppliers are dutifully obliging, but the practice makes it hard to follow green shipping principles. Smaller, more frequent orders means more trucks on the road.

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Topics: Logistics Sustainability, Supply Chain Challenges

Port Expansion: The Challenge of Sustainable Growth

Posted by Alex Stark on June 09, 2016

There are few issues where goal of sustainable logistics is more relevant than port expansion.

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Topics: Logistics Sustainability

Freight Consolidation in the Grocery Supply Chain

Posted by Alex Stark on September 17, 2015

The grocery supply chain is one of the most challenging from a cost perspective. Margins are paper thin, so every penny of freight cost savings helps.

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Topics: Logistics Sustainability

Freight consolidation in the food supply chain

Posted by Alex Stark on January 29, 2015

Pool distribution and consolidated last mile transportation strategies give small- to medium-sized food shippers the chance to combine smaller volumes into full truckloads. These strategies take advantage of the fact that 3PLs can combine temp-controlled shipments from several companies going to the same destinations in the food supply chain.

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Topics: Collaborative Distribution, Logistics Sustainability

How Smart CPG Companies Can Leverage Social Media for Business

Posted by Jim Lahey on May 01, 2013

Social media is here to stay…at least until the next big thing comes along.

Not too long ago, CPG companies struggled to prepare themselves for the electronic age. Now, companies do everything they can just to keep up. Smart companies continually experiment with how to best leverage the digital age.

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Topics: Logistics Sustainability, Collaborative Distribution, Logistics Systems

What is Data?

Posted by Mark Dokas on January 23, 2013

Data can be defined many different ways.  Depending on whom you ask and the line of business they are in, you will likely get different definitions.  However, there is no denying that data is information, and businesses thrive on analyzing data in order to make faster, smarter decisions.

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Topics: Logistics Sustainability, Logistics Systems, Supply Chain Challenges

KANE invests to attract drivers

Posted by Alex Stark on September 05, 2012

Would You Invest $7 Million in Truck Driver Recruitment?

KANE did.  New International Power Unit

Well….sort of. 

KANE's recent $7 million fleet upgrade investment delivered on the efficiency gains you'd expect:

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Topics: Logistics Industry News, Logistics Sustainability