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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

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 | 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

Alex Stark | February 08, 2012

It's Time to Focus on Reducing Driver Turn Times

The new Hours of Service (HOS) restrictions were a necessary step to make our highways safer.  But HOS limits have intensified the current freight capacity shortfall by taking trucks and drivers off the road.  Carriers must now offset this ...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

Alex Stark | November 09, 2011

Reinventing the Sales Call

Recently, we added a new customer after many months of discussions.  On the surface, it looked like your typical sales process.  There were meetings and phone calls, a few dinners, some power point slides…. One thing was different, though. ...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

电竞ag王者 | October 14, 2011

Hershey and Ferrero Embrace Collaborative Distribution

In 2009, I published an eBook on Collaborative Distribution that made a case that the current model for CPG product distribution is broken.  Instead of thousands of product manufacturers managing their own separate lines of supply to the EX...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges , Warehouse Operations , KANE Company News , Freight Transportation

电竞ag王者 | August 03, 2011

Chris Kane, Rainmaker

Chris Kane wears many hats: Chief Customer Strategy Officer at Kane Is Able, dynamic public speaker, logistician, brother, husband and father. Now he can also add "rainmaker" to the list.
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges , KANE Company News

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