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Kenco Announces Supply Chain Innovation Lab Expansion to Drive Value for Customers

May 28, 2019

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 28, 2019--

Kenco Logistics, North America’s leading third-party logistics provider, today announced plans to open a dedicated physical warehouse space, an expansion of the Supply Chain Innovation Lab which was originally announced in 2015. The 10,000 square foot space will serve as a true test facility for the Kenco team of innovation specialists to assess value-added technology and provide advanced visibility into these solutions. Testing potential supply chain management solutions and technological advances outside of a live operation will enhance accuracy, sustainability and improve implementation speeds for Kenco’s customers.

“We are dedicated to leading the digital transformation of the supply chain,” said Denis Reilly, President and CEO, Kenco Logistic Services. “The Innovation Lab is one example of our commitment to providing well-vetted cutting-edge technologies to our customers, allowing them to achieve improved performance and enhanced supply chain value.”

A combination of technology experts and supply chain engineers will deliver full value insight on this wide range of logistics solutions, with the scale of the warehouse space allowing all these technologies to be tested simultaneously.

The first technologies that will be brought into the space include NextShift Robotics, a fundamentally unique autonomous mobile robotics solution; Stocked Robotics, a provider of a cloud-based AI platform and software suite that transforms existing manual fleets of material handling vehicles into autonomous swarms; LogistiVIEW, an AI and vision-driven picking software for smart glasses; and WMS software like JDA and HighJump.

“In the logistics industry, experience is the new differentiator and the opening of the Kenco Innovation Lab facility will only heighten our industry experience and insight,” said Kristi Montgomery, Vice President of Innovation at Kenco. “Our work in the Innovation Lab has already brought value to our customers. This lab facility will provide a formal space to review, research and promote technology to only further assist in our goal to provide the greatest insight to our customers.”

To learn more about Kenco Innovation Labs, visit: https://www.kencogroup.com/kenco-innovation-lab/.

About Kenco

Kenco provides integrated logistics solutions that include distribution and fulfillment, comprehensive transportation management, material handling services, real estate management, and information technology—all engineered for Operational Excellence. Woman-owned and financially strong, Kenco has built lasting customer relationships for more than 60 years. Kenco’s focus is on common sense solutions that drive uncommon value. Also, connect with Kenco on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and the Kenco Blog.

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CONTACT: Cait Buckley

Matter Communications

Cbuckley@matternow.com

617-874-5214

Debra Phillips

Kenco Logistic Services

Debra.Phillips@kencogroup.com

Office: 423-643-3473

Cell: 904-955-1008

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TENNESSEE

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TRANSPORT LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

SOURCE: Kenco Logistics

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