Food distribution presents a variety of special challenges, from cold chain management to regulatory compliance. You want an experienced food warehousing and logistics partner that speaks the language, understands the requirements and can take the worry out of safe, compliant storage and shipping.
KANE handles a wide variety of food products, including candy, snack foods, dried fruit, canned goods, energy drinks, wine and spirits….even pet food. If the FDA regulates it, there’s a good chance we store and ship it.
A leading marketer of all-natural, human-grade pet food sought to improve its performance on inventory accuracy, code date tracking, food-grade compliant storage and other critical warehouse measures.
KANE now operates multiple DCs for the company across the country, assisting with both inbound logistics to manufacturing plants and outbound distribution of finished goods. KANE has helped the pet food company cut damage rates to .001% of inventory, reduce order cycle time, maintain shipping accuracy at 99.99% and maintain inventory accuracy consistently at 100%. These performance metrics helped the company earn the Pet Industry Distributors Association’s Supplier of the Year award.
The PLCB purchases and distributes all wine & spirits sold in Pennsylvania, making it one of the largest purchasers of wines and spirits in the country. KANE operates a DC for the PLCB and manages delivery to 212 of the agency’s Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores. Orders are sent to KANE after midnight and must be staged that same day and delivered to stores the following day. Most deliveries are unloaded by hand. Wine and spirits store delivery doors are often located down narrow alleys, requiring side-door delivery. Special care must be taken for this highly fragile inventory.
The dedicated fleet services contract between the PLCB and KANE began in 1989 and continues today due to the quality and efficiency of the KANE freight delivery solution. Read the full case.
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is considered to be the most sweeping piece of food safety legislation since the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938. The Act’s focus is on preventing food safety problems before they develop.
Here are key provisions of FSMA as it relates to logistics:
Translation: the government won’t dictate to you WHAT needs to happen to ensure safe food grade transport; only that you, as the shipper, need to define the plan and follow it – or else. From the packaging plant and the warehouse to the loading dock and the truck, food logistics companies such as 3PLs can work with you to meet requirements throughout the entire supply chain.