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Logistics White Papers

Managing Freight

Managing Freight in a Tight Capacity Market
7 bold steps shippers
can take to ensure freight capacity in a seller’s

Safety in Logistics Operations

Safety In Logistics Operations
4 strategies to turn safety from a compliance-driven chore to a profit-driving opportunity.

Retailer-Supplier Collaboration

Retailer-Supplier Collaboration
New research with retailers and suppliers identifies barriers to collaboration and suggests ways to improve.

The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great 3PL Customer

The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great 3PL Customer
This quick-read eBook lists 12 best practices designed to elicit greatness from your 3PL, and pave the way for breakthrough supply chain performance.

How Lean is Lean

How Lean Is Lean
This quick-read eBook reviews ways to make sure lean program management doesn't get in the way of getting the work done.

Workforce Management Research Brief

Labor Management Strategies in Logistics
This paper summarizes the results of an industry survey of logistics executives on the strategies they employ for managing labor in the distribution center.

The Power of We

The Power of We
Paper examines the cost and environmental advantages of creating an infrastructure for retail product distribution that companies can share.

Purchasing and Logistics Disconnect

The Purchasing-Logistics Disconnect
Paper looks at how silo structures within retailer organizations are costing millions in supply chain costs.

Supply Chain Trends Impacting the Consumer Products Industry

Supply Chain Trends Impacting the Consumer Products Industry
Paper reviews five forces that will impact future logistics operations for consumer products.

Look Who's Riding the Rails

Look Who’s Riding the Rails
Changes have made rail a viable option for distribution of consumer products and rail shippers are realizing the benefits.

Packaging and the Streamlined Supply Chain

Packaging and the Streamlined Supply Chain
Paper reviews four trends that will shape how future product packaging is done, and who will do it.


LTL Secrets Revealed

LTL Secrets Revealed! How Pool Distribution and Retail Consolidation Can Lower the High Cost of LTL Freight
Learn how small shippers use collaborative freight strategies to lower costs.

Auburn Kane CPG Study

Key Supply Chain Challenges of Mid-Sized CPG Companies
A survey of 110 CPG logistics executives explores supplier/retailer relationships.

Strategies to Reduce Logistics Costs in the CPG Supply Chain

Strategies to Reduce Logistics Costs in the Consumer Goods Supply Chain
Five strategy changes consumer goods manufacturers should consider for large savings.

Managing Logistics Outsourcing Relationships

Managing Logistics Outsourcing Relationships through Embedded 3PLs
Paper explores how current models for managing outsourced logistics relationships limit a 3PL's ability to drive innovation.

Collaborative Distribution

Collaborative Distribution
How CPG manufacturers and retailers can save millions and embrace the green revolution.

Integrating Contract Packaging

Integrate Packaging with Distribution Operations
Paper explains how CPG companies can streamline their supply chains by integrating final packaging into distribution operations.

CPG Logistics

Logistics for Mid-Sized CPG Companies
Paper reviews how mid-sized CPG companies can drive supply chain efficiencies despite a lack of systems capabilities and freight volumes enjoyed by larger competitors.

Logistics Support for Trade Promotions

Logistics Support for Trade Promotions
Trade promotions, a marketing staple of consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, are a big, messy management challenge. This paper examines solutions to cleaning up the mess.

How KANE Can Help

Logistics At The Speed of Life

Kane Overview
Logistics at the Speed of Life. You make great products that people love. We get them to market.

Getting From Me to We

Getting from “Me” to "We”
This feature content, published by Logistics Management magazine, looks at how collaboration among shippers can dramatically reduce distribution costs and CO2 emissions.


SunMaid Case Study
KANE took over distribution of Sun-Maid products in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions and integrated Sun-Maid into their freight consolidation program, which drove a 62% reduction in outbound freight costs.


Procter and Gamble Case Study
To drive both cost and service improvements, the company consolidated all services with KANE, which operated more than 2 million square feet of space to support packaging and distribution.


National Club Store Chain Cross Dock Case Study
KANE's success managing the retailer's first cross dock facility led to KANE being awarded the operation of three additional cross docks. 


Topps Case Study
Topps successfully reduced its freight costs through the use of KANE's pool distribution program, which combines the freight of multiple companies in order to ship at more economical full truckload rates. 


Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Case Study
KANE uses the PLCB's warehouse management system to manage a high-volume, high-turn distribution center that handles about 7,000 different SKUs over the course of a year.


Sams Club Case Study
Learn how KANE helped a major national retailer resurrect a struggling cross-dock facility, eliminating safety incidents and improving performance all while keeping the transition invisible to customers.