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Consumer Goods Logistics Blog


How Lean is Lean? The Pitfalls of Lean Warehousing Programs and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Kane Is Able on May 30, 2019

Lean warehousing quality improvement programs have driven billions of dollars’ worth of value across corporate supply chains. They are the road map to faster, better and cheaper. But, if you’re not careful, these programs can become weighed down with bureaucracy, adding time and cost to your quality improvement efforts.

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Topics: Logistics Systems, Warehouse Operations, Lean Warehousing

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

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

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

“Clean Team” Investigates Warehouse Sanitation Best Practices

Posted by Alex Stark on June 21, 2018

Recently, a crack team of logistics detectives (aka “business students”) from the University of Scranton arrived at KANE’s Scranton distribution campus. Their mission: audit and document best practices in warehouse/DC sanitation for their senior class project. Code name: Operation Clean Team. The results of the mission have been kept secret – until now. 

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Topics: Warehouse Operations, Logistics Safety, KANE Company Culture

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

Logistics Site Location: Scranton Could Be Lowest-Cost Option

Posted by Alex Stark on August 17, 2017

When considering a site location for your company, for manufacturing or distribution, operating costs are a huge part of that decision.  A recent study examined the costs to operate a large food and beverage processing center in 11 different locations and found that the Scranton/Wilkes Barre, PA metro area has the lowest operating costs of all. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations