Archive for 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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This Week in Logistics News (January 21-25, 2019)

I’m on borrowed time this morning, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news, starting with Amazon sharpening its logistics competitive weapon. Amazon’s Pitch to Woo Shippers: Fewer Fees Than FedEx, UPS (WSJ – sub. req’d) Amazon pushing hard into ocean shipping, making it easier for Chinese goods to get to […]

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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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Material Handling and Fleet Management: Uncovering Opportunities for Cost Savings and Other Business Benefits

Supply Chain and Logistics executives are under a great deal of pressure to not only meet today’s more demanding customer expectations, but to do so in a cost-effective manner. Therefore, finding opportunities to minimize costs and improve productivity are more important than ever. One area that many companies overlook for potential benefits is material handling […]

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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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Transportation Spot Market Inversion

Shippers today find themselves in a difficult and costly situation: their routing guides are often broken and they’re having to go to the spot market to cover their loads, which is costing more than they had budgeted. The great transportation spot market inversion has occurred. What does that mean for shippers? How should they respond? […]

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