Kenco Logistics unveiled its latest Supply Chain Innovation Test Lab in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Oct. 8.
The 10,000-square-foot space will serve as a test facility for Kenco's team of innovation specialists to assess value-added technologies and provide advanced visibility into these solutions.
“In the logistics industry, experience is the new differentiator, and the expansion of the Kenco Innovation Test Lab facility will only heighten our industry expertise,” says Kristi Montgomery, Vice President of Innovation at Kenco. “Our work in the Innovation Test Lab has already brought value to our customers, and this new space 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.”
The space allows Kenco to test potential supply chain management solutions and technological advancements outside of a live operation, enabling the company to deliver enhanced accuracy and sustainability and improve implementation speeds for customers.
With a combination of technology experts and supply chain managers, Kenco will deliver full value insight on a wide range of logistics solutions. The first technologies that will be tested in the facility include NextShift Robotics, a fundamentally unique autonomous mobile robotics solutions; Locus Robotics, a provider of efficient autonomous mobile robot solutions designed for warehouse fulfillment; SVT Robotics, a software company that's revolutionizing robot deployments in warehousing and manufcturing industries; LogistiVIEW, an AI and vision-driven picking software for smart glasses; and WMS software from JDA and HighJump.
“We are dedicated to leading the digital transformation of the supply chain,” says Denis Reilly, President and CEO, Kenco Logistics. “The Innovation Test 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.”