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Alex Stark | March 19, 2019

5 ways to reduce logistics costs in consumer goods distribution

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are getting squeezed. On one side, your retail customers want smaller replenishment orders more frequently. At the same time, your own company is pressuring you to reduce logistics costs.
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Topics: Consumer Goods Logistics , Food and Beverage Logistics

Alex Stark | September 01, 2018

Routing Guide Compliance Fosters Strong Retailer Relationships

As CPG suppliers follow their large retailer customers into the uncharted territory of e-tailing and increasingly lean supply chains, compliance with retailers’ transportation routing guides is a make-or-break element in the ongoing relatio...
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Topics: Consumer Goods Logistics , Food and Beverage Logistics

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.

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Alex Stark | February 15, 2018

Collaborate with Carriers to Face the Truck Capacity Crunch

As the truck capacity pinch grows tighter and tighter, you may have found yourself in a role reversal with your carriers. Freight transport is now largely a seller’s market and, as a shipper, you may find yourself vying to be a “shipper of ...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges , Consumer Goods Logistics , Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | January 04, 2018

KANE 2017 - Year in Review

As the new year begins at KANE, we have a stiff breeze at our back thanks to momentum established during an exciting and eventful 2017. Here’s a quick look back at the last 12 months.
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges , Consumer Goods Logistics , KANE Company News

Alex Stark | July 08, 2016

Hostess Brands Update: Score one for Supply Chain Operations

I loved reading the news recently about Hostess Brands going public. Score one for supply chain operations, although this aspect of Hostess’s resurgence gets little mention in media coverage of this story. That’s the invisible industry hard...
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Topics: Consumer Goods Logistics

Alex Stark | April 21, 2016

Trade Promotion Management: How Poor Planning Cripples Profitability

Marketing is from Mars and Logistics is from Venus -- at least when it comes to trade promotion management.
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Topics: Consumer Goods Logistics

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

Alex Stark | November 12, 2015

Trade Promotions: What Am I Getting and When?

What if air traffic control failed to communicate arrival time changes on inbound flights? Gate personnel would not be there to allow passengers to deplane. Baggage would sit for hours in the plane’s belly. Refueling would not occur, delayi...
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Topics: Consumer Goods Logistics

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