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Gain a high-performance workforce at the lowest total cost.


KANE Warehouse Labor Management Solutions

After inventory, labor is by far your largest warehousing-related expense. To control distribution costs, you must manage labor costs very carefully. KANE gives you a high-performance workforce at the lowest total cost, while maintaining a high degree of control and oversight. We hire and train people to view themselves as seamless extensions of your operation, sweating the details and doing what it takes to get the job done right.


Check out the KANE-sponsored report by Logistics Management magazine: Labor Management Strategies in the Warehouse."


Why KANE for Warehouse Labor Management?

  • Retail supply chain expertise. Your biggest challenges – retailer satisfaction, promotion support, routing guide compliance, multichannel distribution – are our bread and butter.
  • Continuous improvement. KANE’s logistics quality program continually raises the bar on daily operational performance. Our IdeaScale program, which promotes idea sharing among all associates, has generated millions in documented savings.  And we have high levels of warehouse worker retention, ensuring your have experienced associates working on your project.
  • Tier One Labor Management System. We leverage Manhattan Associates' LMS to measure productivity against performance standards and sync labor with forecasted demand. We also use warehouse automation, where appropriate, to control labor costs.
  • Transparent performance. Real-time metrics boards display our performance versus KPIs. Problem/Solution boards at each account location document and celebrate continuous improvement success.  Transparent warehouse operations give you more control over outsourced operations.
  • Transparent operations. Our operations leaders collaborate daily with customer teams, sharing ideas and reviewing work plans as one integrated unit.

We are better able to monitor and measure activities with an LMS.

- Logistics Director, Food & Beverage Company

Benefits of KANE’s Warehouse Labor Services

  • Reduce your logistics labor costs 10%-20%.
  • Eliminate the time and cost of managing employees. Including payroll, benefits, liability, and training.
  • Improve operational performance. As a result, boost satisfaction levels among your customers. Low associate turnover levels equate to high-quality work.
  • Add flexibility. By sharing associates across accounts and making smart use of temp labor in the warehouse, we can economically manage your peak periods.
  • Access expertise. Address the logistics industry talent gap by leveraging KANE's existing corps of expert logistics engineers and operators.

Warehouse Labor Management Spotlight

Warehouse Labor Management
Continuous improvement tops the list of what companies seek from a warehouse labor management software solution. Asked about the things companies can do to improve warehouse labor management, the top response was "improve training and education of associates."  Research tells us that the best places to work in the future will be those companies that, like KANE, invest heavily in their associates to maximize satisfaction and retention.
LMS Implementation


KANE's research on warehouse labor management suggests that, of those firms that have implemented a labor management software system (LMS), nearly all have seen significant warehouse productivity improvements. These kinds of productivity gains suggest there would be a solid ROI from investment in an LMS, or a relationship with a 3PL that leverages such systems.

Are shippers using labor management systems?

As part of KANE’s research on labor management strategies in the warehouse, we asked shippers about their use of formal labor management systems (LMS).  Here’s what we found:

  • Roughly one out of five shippers (18 percent) currently have such a system in place
  • 26 percent use non-LMS technology software to manage labor productivity.
  • More than one-half (56 percent) do not employ software. 

Among those not currently using a LMS, one in four (23 percent) say they are planning to implement or evaluate such systems within the next two years, while most of these firms say they have no plans at the present time. Among shippers who have implemented LMS systems, about half have experienced productivity improvements in the 10% – 24% range.

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