Archive for Guest Commentary – Kenco Group

Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

If you could tell a warehouse manager back in 1980 that someday robots would be working alongside humans in the racks, or that individual items could be tracked and traced in real time, they would have laughed it off as science fiction. Every day, innovations that weren’t even conceivable a decade ago are used without […]

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Mobile Robotics in the Warehouse

The concept of mobile robotics is not a new one. From Grey Walter’s Tortoises to Shakey the Robot, scientists have been working for years to automate processes and alleviate hard labor on humans. While these older mobile robotics were technologically restricted to follow a path from point A to point B, today’s robots are becoming […]

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Finding a Warehouse in Today’s High-Demand Market

Finding the right warehouse is arguably one of the most important decisions your company will make. It has the potential to be not only be a powerful, industry-leading storage and shipping center, but also the literal hub of your logistics — including returns, reshipments, and other nuanced supply chain tasks. It needs the ability to […]

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Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a Warehouse

The right warehouse for your company is similar to a tailored suit: it should make your company look in control and professional, it should fit perfectly, and it should be comfortable and easy to “wear.” So what do you do if your current warehouse is ill-fitting? For most businesses, the answer is either expanding or […]

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Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Late last year, a San Francisco politician launched a statewide campaign to raise money for a California ballot that would penalize private enterprise for embracing automation in the workplace. The website, called “Jobs of the Future Fund,” boldly states: “The idea is simple: if an employer replaces a human worker with a robot or algorithm, […]

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Moving Forward with Blockchain in the Supply Chain

The digital currency called Bitcoin has been in the news recently as its value has skyrocketed to over $6,500 per coin, with speculators pouring money into exchanges hoping to make an easy profit. As Bitcoin becomes more popular (and controversial!), the technology behind Bitcoin, called blockchain, has gained interest as well. However, Bitcoin is not […]

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