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Using Evidence-Based Practice to Increase Engagement in a 3PL Warehouse

In one of our recent blogs, we talked a lot about the importance of people in the future workplace. People are...

September 13, 2016
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Integrated Logistics and Future of the Warehouse Workforce


When we start to talk about the future of integrated logistics and the workforce, many immediately turn to...

September 06, 2016
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Third-Party Logistics: Listening & Communicating

“What you are, speaks so loudly I can't hear what you say.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

August 31, 2016
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​Best Practices For Defining Supply Chain Metrics

Simon Sinek has a great TED talk you might have seen floating around your office more than once. The talk, "How...

August 30, 2016
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9 Dangerous Obstacles That Will Ground Your Indoor Logistic Drones

Since the Innovation Lab's inception in 2015, we have been looking forward to the possibilities of drones in...

August 23, 2016
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​How The New FAA Ruling Affects Outdoor Drones In Logistics

On June 21, the FAA finalized the rules for commercial UAVs or drones. Until now, commercial use of this...

August 16, 2016
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Why Drone Applications in Warehousing Are Not Realistic—For Now

As a gadget nerd, I was one of the first kids on my block to get a drone. The problem was that I was 40 years...

August 09, 2016
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Why Supply Chain Visibility Is Good For Your Bottom Line

Have you ever felt as if you are leading from the back of the pack?  Without the proper information to make...

August 02, 2016
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Is Pokémon Go in Your Warehouse?


You can be forgiven if you’ve never said Snorlax and supply chain - or Mewtwo and manufacturing - in the same...

July 21, 2016
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​Operations and Supply Chain Management Questions You Should Have Asked

Imagine this:

You've been looking to find a local, fresh produce store near your home. After an hour of Google...

July 14, 2016
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Innovative Logistics Is About Action—Not Discussion


"Innovation" is something we each have to define for ourselves. Some people see innovation as a simple new...

July 12, 2016
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3 Reasons Outsourcing Logistics Is Rapidly Replacing "Insourcing"

According to Inbound Logistics91 percent of service providers grew their client base by at least 5 percent...

June 30, 2016
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​3 Ways to Optimize 3PL Warehouse Relationships

There's always a small bit of joy I get when I walk into my favorite coffee shop, and without saying anything...

June 27, 2016
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Mid-Size 3PL Companies Aren't Just Relevant—They're Also The Best Fit

Goldilocks was onto something. When she was searching for the perfect bed to nap on, she passed by the one she...

June 21, 2016
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Video: What Is The Internet of Things (IoT)?

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution can bring the Internet to non-traditional “things,” such as pallets,...

June 17, 2016
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What Is IoT & How Does It Work In the Supply Chain: Infographic

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

While billions of devices are already connected to the internet, most of...

June 17, 2016
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10 Steps to Real Internet of Things ROI

Is anything as over-hyped as the Internet of Things (IoT) right now? There is so much information about how it...

May 26, 2016
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Kenco Wellness Wins Awards

“Do something today your future self will thank you for tomorrow.”

April 13, 2016
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Operational Excellence: Streamlining the Warehouse layout Process

Precise historical operational data, good communications, and understanding inventory flow are key to...

March 14, 2016
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The Importance of The Vested Approach to Managing/Selecting a 3PL

It’s a given that collaboration, visibility and agility make supply chains more efficient and effective;


March 03, 2016
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Creating a Culture of Innovation at Your 3PL


Innovation. It’s one of those corporate buzzwords – like synergy and paradigm - easily slipped into...

February 23, 2016
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Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Optimization: Sharply Increase Visibility in 2016.

In partnership with LogiPharma, Kenco is proud to bring you our latest white paper, The Challenges,...
February 18, 2016
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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification in Tennessee – Logistics

“The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.” – Bruce Lee
Take part in the only ...
February 16, 2016
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Best Practices for Selecting and Managing A Third Party Logistics Provider

Today’s 3PL is not your grandfather’s 3PL. Third party logistics used to mean basic transportation and...

February 08, 2016
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Some Thoughts on Supply Chain Innovation...

Staying ahead of the competition and finding new ways to better deliver your product is a challenge for any...

December 15, 2015
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Top 10 Elements of a good RFP

Selecting the right 3PL provider is one of the most important things you can do for your business. You can help...

December 11, 2015
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Supply Chain Innovation at Kenco

Recently, I had the opportunity to present on "Innovation" at Kenco's Annual Fall Customer Summit. I like to...

December 09, 2015
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Logistics Technology: Trends and Developments in Kenco IT

The use of technology within the 3PL industry benefits companies by improving customer service, inventory...

December 02, 2015
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Insights from Kenco Customer Summit 2015

I attend and speak at many supply chain and logistics conferences throughout the year, but among my favorites...

November 10, 2015
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Supply chain blogs: 4 of the most informational blogs

Keeping up with trends in supply chain is one of the best ways you can stay on top of the important things that...

November 04, 2015
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Innovation at CSCMP: A First Timer's Review

As with many readers this year has been full of conferences both fulfilling and educational. I have just...

October 21, 2015
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Trade Shows in Logistics: Healthcare Supply Chain Management

Attending the best trade shows in your industry can make a big difference in how you conduct your business and...

September 24, 2015
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How to become a supply chain engineer

Choosing a career can be rather daunting at times. Some people know they are going to have their dream job...

September 09, 2015
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10 Things to Know When Purchasing a 3D Printer

A few months back, Kenco Innovation Labs purchased the Lulzbot Mini 3D printer. After hearing of the struggles...

September 01, 2015
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4 Techniques To Improve Cultural Alignment with Supply Chain Partners

In the last few years, the relationship between companies and third-party logistics (3PL) providers has...

August 26, 2015
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Is a 4PL Logistics Model Right for You?

If you are trying to decide if a 3PL or a 4PL model is right for your logistics operations and supply chain,...

August 19, 2015
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Unity Despite Workplace Diversity: What Are Your Guiding Principles?

As a female business owner, I understand the value of having and adding diversity to the workplace. As...

August 11, 2015
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Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC?

While most everyone has heard of an augmented reality (AR) eyeglass-type product, many have only seen it being...

August 06, 2015
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A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned: Sustainable Logistics

There’s a difference between being green and being sustainable. You can go broke going green, but that’s not...

August 03, 2015
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How to Find the Perfect Commercial Warehouse Location

Acquiring (leasing or buying) warehousing to satisfy the unique needs of your business is a complicated process...

July 21, 2015
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Employee Engagement: Time for a GEMBA Walk?

In today’s active world we are hearing more about getting employees within the organization engaged at work....

July 09, 2015
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How to be Financially Strong in a Changing Market

Whether you are a Logistic Service Provider (LSP), or use LSP services, the following article provides valuable...

July 07, 2015
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Warehouse Visual Systems: What are they and how do you create them?

Visual order is the foundation of excellence in our logistics environments. It provides the basis for much of...

June 30, 2015
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A WERC DC Measures Study: Does it Matter to Measure Warehouse Strategy?


Joseph Tillman, CTL, SCOR-P   

Karl Manrodt, PhD   

Donnie Williams, PhD   

Does it matter to measure...

June 24, 2015
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How value-added services can make your 3pl company more sustainable.

Sustainability isn’t just a buzz-word anymore – it’s an essential component of success for a third-party...

June 23, 2015
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Women and Business: Why your business should take gender diversity seriously

In the United States, there are more women in business and women running businesses than ever before, and...

June 16, 2015
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Warehousing Best Practices: How Close are You to Best-in-Class?

Logistics professionals who operate distribution centers (DCs) have a tough job. Management constantly...

April 29, 2015
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10 Reasons to Outsource to 3PLs

The popularity of third-party logistics providers’ (3PLs) is growing. Currently, 3PLs are a nearly $150 billion...

November 25, 2014
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PRICING: It’s Space and Labor, Part 2... Labor

In our earlier blog post (part 1 of 2) on logistics pricing, the topic was space. The purpose of this blog...

May 30, 2014
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Being Green: Kicking the Box vs. Kicking the Can

When it comes to Sustainable Initiatives many businesses today end up talking the talk. The industry term for...

March 28, 2014
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The Large and Small of Being a Top 10 3PL

Kenco Logistic Services was named a 2013 Readers’ Choice: Top 10 3PL Excellence Award winner in the annual...

February 21, 2014
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PRICING: It's Space and Labor

The world of pricing in logistics runs the gamut. From Mom & Pop companies who quote new business off of a rate...

January 03, 2014
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Managing Talent in a Supply Chain: Millennials/GenX/Boomers/Traditionalists

The first item we need to approach is establishing who/what the generations represented in the work place and...

December 05, 2013
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Onshoring: Is the Time Right For You?

Onshoring for U.S. businesses appears to be gaining momentum. Though there is some disagreement about the...

November 01, 2013
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The Importance of a Company's History, Values, and Culture

On August 1, 1950, Kenco began with just two employees–my father, Jim Kennedy, Jr. and my uncle, Sam Smartt,...

August 27, 2013
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Supply Chain Innovations

The most frequent request we get from potential clients is to “proactively deliver innovative solutions.”...

July 30, 2013
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Best Practices: Things to Avoid - Travel Distance & Touch

Experts in the industry often state travel distance and touches
are the two greatest “sins” in...
June 18, 2013
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Commit for Cost Savings

Real estate costs can represent a sizable percentage of a company’s total supply chain expenditure, but...

May 24, 2013
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Sustainability & Resiliency

The latest new word on the street in regard to sustainability is resiliency. Think of it like this: all metals...

April 30, 2013
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Is Your 3PL Financially Healthy?

To succeed in business, you need to be constantly vigilant in assessing the effectiveness of your practices and...

March 25, 2013
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Best Practices for “Greening the Supply Chain”

In the endless pursuit of “Greening the Supply Chain,” a company should focus on using its own sustainable...

September 20, 2012
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To Outsource or Not to Outsource? That is the Question.

It is not new to state the decision to outsource supply chain functions hinges on the level of organizational...

June 14, 2012
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Top 10 Steps to Efficient & Productive Warehouse Optimization

Warehouse efficiency promotes productivity, which is essential to customer satisfaction. The following tips...

May 02, 2012

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