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Making a Play to Motivate Employees with Tiered Accountability

While personal accountability is the norm in business, for divisions that work as a team out of...

November 30, 2017
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How To Set 2018 Productivity Goals for Warehouse Operations

Much like personal resolutions, setting productivity goals for a new year is a smart idea. Aiming for certain...

November 21, 2017
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The Non-Negotiable Parts of Your 3PL Contract

As alluring as the concept of a set-and-forget partnership in business may be, the reality is the complexity of...

November 14, 2017
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Why an Internal Warehouse Quality Audit Is Critical to Your Warehouse Operations

Whether we intend them to or not, our experiences form a lens through which we view the world. If we decide we...

November 09, 2017
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2 out of 3 Small-Fleet Carriers Not Prepared for Upcoming ELD Mandate

According to, only 35% of respondents are ELD-compliant. With the Electronic Logging Device...

October 24, 2017
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Does Your 3PL Need to Be ISO 9001 Compliant?

There's a reason a service business is often called an organization––the concept is crucial to keeping the...

September 27, 2017
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7 Things Your 3PL Needs to Know About Your E-Commerce Fulfillment

Brick and mortar shopping is going the way of the dinosaur, and more and more people are logging on to get the...

September 20, 2017
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Making a Company a Family

“Our employees are the backbone of our company, and they should always feel appreciated for their commitment...

September 05, 2017
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Making the Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL list in 2017

We all know how important and accomplished it feels when you win an award. Whether it’s the trophy you received...

September 01, 2017
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4 Ways Leaders Can Drive Even More Supply Chain Metric Success

A sense of complacency can lurk behind benchmarks.

Once you hit your monthly warehouse goals, there can be a...

August 10, 2017
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[SlideShare] Kenco's Guiding Principles and Culture Code

As a business leader, you need a primer to codify the original intent and context of your words, so they do not...

July 25, 2017
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​4 Most Important Parts of a Logistics Services Contract

Contracts are a necessary part of defining expectations and securing excellent results in the logistics...

June 20, 2017
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​Critical Mistakes to Avoid in Your Logistics Services Contract

Logistics helps your product get exactly where you need it to when you need it. A solid logistics services...

June 13, 2017
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​Top Digital Supply Chain Publications of 2017

 After numerous requests from industry fans, Kenco is proud to offer a 2017 installment of our popular "Top...

April 11, 2017
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How Prepared Are You For Supply Chain Disruption?

Supply chain disruption is not a problem isolated to a few unlucky companies - every business that uses a...

March 14, 2017
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December 20, 2016
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​5 Crucial Takeaways You'll Learn from Your Q12 Gallup Survey

An evolved company is one that is focused not only on today's success but on a sustainable support network that...

December 06, 2016
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5 Trends That Dictate the Future of Logistics

If you don’t know these logistics trends, then you are definitely headed for trouble. Play safe and read on.

November 25, 2016
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Avoid 3PL Fallout After an Acquisition With These Tips

If you were paying attention to any of the international trade headlines this October, Hanjin Shipping surely...

November 15, 2016
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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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​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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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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Transportation Logistics: Kenco Ranked on Transport Topics Top 50 List

“Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try.”

April 21, 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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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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Kenco - Representing Highway Safety Today: Joe Smith

The Safety Management Council for the American Trucking Associations (ATA) honored Kenco Transportation...

February 25, 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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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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Top Supply Chain Management Publications

Every industry is unique, with its own rites, rituals, and news to know and track. That's why each industry...

November 17, 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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Selecting the Right 3PL Partner by Selecting the Right RFP

Selecting the right 3PL provider is one of the most important things you can do for your business. In order to...

October 23, 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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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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Three Signs You Could be a Target of Transportation Theft

You could be a target of transportation theft in your supply chain if:

  • You have distribution centers in...
August 13, 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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10 RFP Questions to Ask in Your Next Logistics RFP

According to the 2015 3PL Selection and Contracting Report from eyefortransport, a 3PL’s contract renewal was...

July 14, 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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Top 10 Cities for a Distribution Center

Distribution and logistics are critical components of ensuring that your company’s products get where they need...

June 25, 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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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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5 Reasons to Get a Degree in Supply Chain Management

With the economy still struggling to climb out of a recession, recent college graduates are facing bleak...

June 12, 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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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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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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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