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Alex Stark | February 23, 2016

Logistics Teams & Soccer Teams: The Biggest Aren’t Always the Best

I know, soccer is boring. Soccer is a game where there are wins, losses, and ties. I understand that last part doesn’t jibe well with most Americans.
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Topics: Logistics Labor Management

Alex Stark | February 18, 2016

The Role of Culture in the 3PL Selection Process

One of the primary barriers to outsourcing logistics is a concern about the attitude that 3PL staff will bring to the relationship. Even at companies that do rely on 3PL partners, there remains a lingering sense that “these are workers for ...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing

The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great 3PL Customer

This quick-read eBook lists 12 best practices designed to elicit greatness from your 3PL.


Safety In Logistics Operations

4 strategies to turn safety from a compliance-driven chore to a profit-driving opportunity.

Alex Stark | February 11, 2016

How to Reduce Your Dependence on LTL Freight Shipping

LTL clearly plays a critical role for consumer goods manufacturers in getting products to market. But it costs significantly more than truckload shipments and it’s less reliable. By using a 3PL to consolidate loads with other shippers, smal...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | February 04, 2016

How to Reduce LTL Shipping Costs

You’re a small consumer goods company in a tight margin industry. So you watch every penny of operational expense, including LTL shipping costs. You’d love to shift a portion of your LTL freight over to faster, cheaper, more reliable truckl...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | January 28, 2016

10 Tips to Maximize 3PL Benefits

Companies that outsource logistics to a third party logistics provider (3PL) certainly want to maximize 3PL benefits. Ironically, the success or failure of a relationship has as much, or more, to do with the actions of the CUSTOMER as the 3...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing

Alex Stark | January 21, 2016

The Problems with Lean Program Management

Lean quality improvement programs can drive millions of dollars in value within your supply chain. But if you're not careful, lean program management can create bureaucratic barriers to getting the work done and realizing this value.
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Topics: Warehouse Operations

Alex Stark | January 07, 2016

The Key to Retailer and Supplier Collaboration: Talking More

Recently, we interviewed 64 top logistics and supply chain managers on the topic of retailer and supplier collaboration in the supply chain.  Half were employed by retailers, the other half by consumer goods manufacturers.  We wanted to und...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | December 29, 2015

The Retail Supply Chain: Purchasing & Logistics Are Not Aligned

KANE recently completed research on the retail supply chain with supply chain executives at both retailers and suppliers.  The aim of the research was to identify the biggest alignment gaps between retailers and suppliers.  Read a summary o...
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Topics: Consumer Goods Logistics

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