Archive for Guest Commentary – Kenco Group

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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Overcoming Complacency: How to 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 pull toward maintaining rather than gaining on your goals. Simply maintaining your goal patterns instead of gaining on your goals will keep your growth at a standstill if you don’t actively and routinely work to overcome […]

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Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Every supply chain has a central purpose, regardless of size or industry: getting materials from their point of origin to the place they’re needed as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Designing a supply chain to accomplish that task isn’t as straightforward as it seems, especially when technology is involved. A smart company pays attention to […]

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Embrace Lean Warehousing Practices in 2017

Even the most determined business optimist would be hard-pressed not to find a warehousing cost that isn’t creeping skyward. From the electricity powering the lights to the labor costs of each order picked, embracing “lean” principles is one of the few proven ways that a company can fight back from its bottom line. Upholding stagnant […]

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