KANE has experience providing logistics services for manufacturers of health and beauty products. In this sector, high standards for facility cleanliness and inventory control demand a logistics partner that understands and can manage to FDA requirements for healthcare logistics.
We have experience shipping retail-compliant orders to mass retailers like Walmart, drug chains like CVS, and specialty stores for HBA products, such as Sephora, Ulta, Vitamin Shoppe, Anthropology, and others. Through KANE’s omni-channel fulfillment service, we can also handle your TV infomercial and eCommerce sales fulfillment.
P&G was experiencing huge demand for a new feminine care product. The company needed a way to ship bulk product from the factory and quickly convert it to packaged, shelf-ready condition. Enter KANE, which secured the specialized equipment and the FDA approval needed to handle Pharmaceutical Class 2 medical devices, all packaged in a clean room environment. Applying its extensive packaging experience, KANE was able to receive generic brown box cases of 1000 loose-packed units and quickly transform them into shelf-ready packages.
Result: the company kept pace with demand and gained market share in the competitive HBA market.
Two manufacturers, one that makes popular suncare products and another that makes soap and bath products, compete against much larger companies within the personal care market. Both recognized a need to drive down high freight costs. With KANE’s help, they were able to leverage the significant overlap in their customer base by consolidating outbound shipments. All orders are entered into KANE’s load consolidation system to identify consolidation opportunities. Companies realized transportation savings of more than 25% by shifting from LTL to multi-stop truckload shipments and shortened delivery by as much as three days.
Like many CPG companies, makers of HBA products struggle with the compliance requirements of the mass retailers and drug chains to whom they sell. The retailers levy “chargebacks” against suppliers to recoup costs for shipments that don’t meet established guidelines for delivery, labeling and other shipment specifications. While large CPG companies have vendor compliance departments, smaller firms lack these internal resources. KANE helps these HBA companies reduce chargebacks by assuring compliance to retailer routing guides and providing the detailed shipment data required to prove compliance. Chargeback reduction strategies include: