KANE has built a nationwide warehousing network that consumer product companies can share. By co-locating your inventory with similar products, even competitors’ products, you can reduce your warehousing costs. Most importantly, you can consolidate your last mile freight with others to convert costly LTL shipments to full truckload. This freight consolidation service has the potential to cut as much as 35% from your current freight bill for retail deliveries. The other key aspect to KANE’s nationwide shared warehousing is flexible pricing. As your throughput grows and contracts during the year, KANE's variable cost model bills you for only the space and labor you require.
Being part of a campus environment ensures our space and labor costs parallel our revenue stream
-Logistics Analyst, The Topps Company
Carrier, a world leader in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions, relies on KANE to distribute its fast-growing line of ductless air conditioning systems. The Carrier operation occupies a large footprint in KANE’s multi-client, Southern California warehouse. In addition to standard warehousing and distribution services, the solution includes tight serial number tracking and product customization on the warehouse floor. The product has seasonal volume swings, so KANE’s highly flexible space and labor solution is key.
The KANE-operated facility in Southern California allows Carrier to have a distribution center close to its vital West Coast customers and has supported a strong, steady growth of product sales in this market.
The Topps Company is an international marketer of entertainment products, principally collectible trading cards and candy. Like many candy companies, Topps experiences significant volume fluctuations during the year, with peak volumes during Halloween, Valentine’s Day and certain other holidays. For the most flexible warehousing solution, inventory is stored at KANE’s multi-client campus in Scranton, PA, where space and labor can expand and contract as needed. Topps pays only for the space and labor it requires at any given time.
The results of the program:
According to Topps Director of Supply Chain, “Ours is a hypercompetitive market. Through our partnership with
KANE, we have a distribution infrastructure that lets us successfully compete against much larger companies.”