Executive Briefings

Pool Distribution Slashes Distribution Costs for Candy Manufacturer

Challenge: A major marketer of candy and entertainment products has a national customer base but lacked the volume to ship customer orders in full truckloads from its East Coast facilities. The challenge: bring down freight costs to compete in a hyper-competitive market.

Solution: The company's 3PL partner, Kane Is Able, Inc., was already shipping nationally for several other candy manufacturers. KANE combined the company's freight with these other shippers in order to ship at more economical full truckload rates. Each month, hundreds of multi-vendor, controlled-climate TL shipments go from a KANE-operated DC through a national network of KANE-managed pool points, which break down bulk shipments to individual orders for local delivery.

Results: The partnership with KANE provides a robust distribution infrastructure that helps this mid-sized candy maker compete with much larger companies. Specific benefits included: Reduced freight costs; 20% lead time improvement; Improved retail customer satisfaction.

About the Solution Provider: Kane Is Able is a third party logistics provider that helps consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies warehouse and distribute goods throughout the U.S. KANE's CPG logistics solutions include integrated warehousing, contract packaging, and transportation services specially designed to meet the needs of CPG manufacturers.

Web: www.kaneisable.com

Email: info@kaneisable.com

Phone: 888.356.5263

Solution: The company's 3PL partner, Kane Is Able, Inc., was already shipping nationally for several other candy manufacturers. KANE combined the company's freight with these other shippers in order to ship at more economical full truckload rates. Each month, hundreds of multi-vendor, controlled-climate TL shipments go from a KANE-operated DC through a national network of KANE-managed pool points, which break down bulk shipments to individual orders for local delivery.

Results: The partnership with KANE provides a robust distribution infrastructure that helps this mid-sized candy maker compete with much larger companies. Specific benefits included: Reduced freight costs; 20% lead time improvement; Improved retail customer satisfaction.

About the Solution Provider: Kane Is Able is a third party logistics provider that helps consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies warehouse and distribute goods throughout the U.S. KANE's CPG logistics solutions include integrated warehousing, contract packaging, and transportation services specially designed to meet the needs of CPG manufacturers.

Web: www.kaneisable.com

Email: info@kaneisable.com

Phone: 888.356.5263