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Alex Stark | November 20, 2012

Mid-Sized CPGs Truly “Stuck in the Middle”

Retail supply chain study uncovers frustration among smaller suppliers with increasing retailer demands Do the distribution policies of major retailers favor large, Fortune 500 companies over smaller suppliers?  Recent research indicates th...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges , Consumer Goods Logistics

Alex Stark | September 13, 2012

We Need a Bigger Boat…

I just got back from another terrific conference hosted by Penn State's Center for Supply Chain Research. The 2012 Fall Forum topic – Supply Chain Talent Management. The main theme of the two day event highlighted that for the first time in...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges , Logistics Labor Management , 3PL Outsourcing , KANE Company News

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 | September 05, 2012

KANE invests to attract drivers

Would You Invest $7 Million in Truck Driver Recruitment? KANE did.  Well….sort of.  KANE's recent $7 million fleet upgrade investment delivered on the efficiency gains you'd expect:
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

Alex Stark | July 13, 2012

How can you reduce logistics costs in the CPG supply chain?

  How is your company responding to the pressure to minimize operational costs?  With incremental improvements to existing distribution processes?  Or are you exploring logistics strategies that alter current processes and the way you work ...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges , Consumer Goods Logistics

Alex Stark | June 26, 2012

When Imperfect Is Good

In retail distribution of CPG products, perfect is always the goal.  Accurate, on-time, damage-free shipments that keep retailers hyper-efficient at the receiving end.  No logistics firms are out there touting the benefits of "imperfect."  ...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges , Consumer Goods Logistics , Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | June 18, 2012

On Pigs and Chickens...

In his keynote speech at last month's WERC Conference, former NFL coach Brian Billick talked about the importance of developing team-oriented leaders to achieve success. He referenced the old joke about a bacon and eggs breakfast and how, w...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges , KANE Company News

Alex Stark | March 21, 2012

Supply Chain Sustainability: Lessons From My Seven-Year-Old

Just back from Penn State's symposium on profitable sustainability in the supply chain.  Lots of great examples of policy-driven green initiatives that drove environmental benefits while keeping the bottom line front and center.  
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

Alex Stark | March 16, 2012

Food Shippers Transportation Conference Round Up

At the Food Shippers Transportation Conference in late February, one theme dominated hallway discussions:  rising fuel costs and what to do about them.  Here are strategies we regularly employ:
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

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