Supply Chain Innovation
Reducing Logistics Costs
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A Reality Check On Fully Automated Freight: Are We There Yet?

Automation has become an indelible part of daily life, encompassing the business world at every level. From...

November 16, 2017
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How Blockchain Technology Impacts the Supply Chain

The digital currency called Bitcoin has been in the news recently as its value has skyrocketed to over $6500...

November 02, 2017
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An Ill Wind Blows: DAT Trendlines Following Recent Hurricanes

Hurricanes the size of 2017's Harvey and Irma are disruptive to nearly every aspect of human civilization, but...

October 26, 2017
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How Transportation Services Have Evolved in the Last 5 Years

Evolution isn't a rapid process, but it's a necessary one to become bigger, stronger, and more capable. In the...

October 12, 2017
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6 Common Lean Warehousing Mistakes You May Not Even Know You're Making

Your warehouse should be––at its core––a bastion of the organization.

Unfortunately, day-to-day operations...

August 24, 2017
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​How Supply Chain Management Has Evolved in the Last 5 Years

Supply chain engineers must embrace change to "keep up with the Jones's." New technology sweeping our...

August 03, 2017
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Amazon Acquiring Whole Foods: "A Wake-up Call for the Grocery Industry"

The news of Amazon acquiring Whole Foods has generated a lot of buzz and excitement in the logistics industry.

July 19, 2017
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Innovation for Today: LoadProof

We recently conducted a survey of supply chain leaders to get a better read on how they’re thinking about...

July 18, 2017
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Are Human Jobs at Risk With Supply Chain Automation?

At one time, our culture was obsessed with cyborgs named Arnold and systems named Skynet. AI (artificial...

July 11, 2017
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Innovation for Today

From Amazon drone delivery to Uber’s self-driving trucks, supply chain innovations are always making...

July 05, 2017
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Can Gamification Solve More Than Just Productivity Challenges?

Gamification is a technique rapidly gaining in popularity within the 3PL industry. While it can be costly, the...

June 27, 2017
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Critical Warehouse Metrics Directors of Operations Have to Know in 2017

Each year, we excitedly await the results of one of the largest warehouse metrics studies in the country––WERC...

June 22, 2017
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​How to Implement Visual Control In Your Warehouse

Visual control is one of the most popular concepts making its way into the warehousing industry today, but...

June 06, 2017
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2 Key Tenets to Successful Visual Control

There are endless possibilities in engineering innovations within logistics. Tools like warehouse visual...

May 30, 2017
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How Will 3PL Innovation Combat Truck Driver Shortages?

It's a concerning topic across the transportation industry: the impending truck driver shortage.

The current...

May 23, 2017
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How Will the ​ELD Mandate Affect You?

The ELD mandate has been on the horizon for quite some time. The December 18th, 2017 effective date represents...

May 16, 2017
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Kenco Prototype Goes To Market: LoadProof - Webinar With Talking Logistics

As we have mentioned before and we mention in our mission statement: To expand Kenco’s market reach by...

April 27, 2017
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Kenco Innovation Labs and Chattanooga STEM School FABLAB: Results

Seeking out opportunities to partner with startup companies, other labs, and innovators in various industries...

April 13, 2017
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Is There an Uber for Shipping?


It's no exaggeration to say that Uber and its industry peers have changed the way individuals get from point...

April 05, 2017
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Future of Drones: How Will Drones Affect the Supply Chain (video)

Recently I had the opportunity to present —“Accelerating Drone Technology Across the Supply Chain”— at SCM...

March 30, 2017
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Proven Returns with Gamification: A Kenco Use Study

The word ‘gamification’ has recently become a buzzword over the past five years with the advent of the social...

March 21, 2017
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Kenco Innovation Labs and FabLabs (STEM School) Combine Forces

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

Henry Ford.

January 19, 2017
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CES 2017 - A Logistics View

When our team was asked to put together a list of conferences we wanted to attend for 2017, I was apprehensive...

January 13, 2017
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It's Game On with Gamification in the Warehouse

Gamification: "the process of adding games or gamelike elements to something (such as a task) so as to...

December 01, 2016
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Three of the Technologies Changing the Face of Pick and Pack

Pick and pack fulfillment has existed for decades as a core feature of many warehouse operations. But the...

November 22, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Supply Chain Innovations

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

July 30, 2013