Kenco opens innovation lab

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Kenco Logistics opened its Supply Chain Innovation Test Lab on the campus of Kenco’s corporate headquarters in Chattanooga, TN.

The 10,000-square-foot space will serve as a test facility for Kenco’s team of innovation specialists to assess technologies and provide visibility into these solutions. Testing potential supply chain management solutions and technological advancements outside of a live operation improves accuracy and implementation speeds.

A combination of technology experts and supply chain engineers will deliver full value insight on a 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 tested in the facility include NextShift Robotics, a fundamentally unique autonomous mobile robotics solution;  Locus Robotics, a provider of efficient and powerful autonomous mobile robot solutions designed for warehouse fulfillment; SVT Robotics, a software company that’s revolutionizing robot deployments in warehousing and manufacturing 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,” said Denis Reilly, president and CEO, Kenco Logistics. “The Innovation Test Lab is one example of our commitment to providing well-vetted, cutting-edge technologies.”