Kane Is Able, headquartered in Scranton, PA, is a third party logistics provider (3PL) that helps manufacturers and their retail partners efficiently and effectively distribute goods throughout the United States. KANE’s value-added logistics services include retail consolidation, nationwide warehousing and distribution, contract packaging and transportation. Since 1930, the family-owned business has grown from a one truck delivery service to a national 3PL operating 25 warehouses and cross dock facilities totaling over 8 million square feet in all major markets in the U.S.
KANE operates three shifts, seven days a week to keep up with the demand for their wide variety of logistics services. Forklift fleet uptime in their distribution centers is critical to their operation, but the company had experienced reliability and service issues with their prior fleet. Due to the frequent downtime that was often further extended by parts and service delays, the company had invested in additional forklifts to offset the unexpected downtime. This led to operational inefficiencies that didn’t mesh well with the company’s emphasis on lean operating principles. KANE needed a solution that would improve uptime, optimize fleet utilization and help it achieve its operational goals.