Solution: Much of KANE's strategic role for this club store chain relates to improving store-level efficiency and sales. Case pick operations replenish less-than-pallet quantity orders. KANE handles this labor-intensive process and sends consolidated, mixed-vendor pallets to the store to reduce local labor. Store-level quality checks eliminated. KANE's initial quality check at the cross-dock proved so accurate that the retailer decided to eliminate the recheck that stores were doing at receipt, saving $14 million in labor in the process. Bar code speeds store-level receiving. KANE generates a bar code label that affixes a dollar amount to the load and, upon receipt, the information downloads into the stores local inventory system.
Results: KANE has received the retailer's Distribution Center of the Year award for 11 out of the 16 years it has been given.
About the Solution Provider: Kane Is Able is a third-party logistics provider that helps manufacturers and their retail partners efficiently and effectively distribute goods throughout the United States. KANE's value-added logistics solutions include retail consolidation, dedicated/shared distribution, packaging, fulfillment, and freight transportation solutions.