John's 2016 Logistics Crystal Ball

| May 2, 2016

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The new year brings a lot of prognosticating, so let’s look at where the logistics world is now and where it’s going in 2016. It is a confusing forecast because there are so many unknowns.

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Kenco Group

Kenco provides integrated logistics solutions that include distribution and fulfillment, comprehensive transportation management, material handling services, real estate management and information technology—all engineered for operational excellence. For over 60 years, Kenco has built lasting customer relationships because it is the 3PL that listens, learns and adapts. Privately-held and financially strong, Kenco’s focus is on common sense solutions that drive uncommon value. Find out more at www.kencogroup.com.

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How to Mitigate the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain Operations

Article | March 26, 2020

We’ve been receiving a number of questions from customers asking how to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) on their operations, employees, customers and carriers. The good news is there is a lot that can be done now with your existing logistics and supply chain solutions. You could also quickly take advantage of new ones to be safe and mitigate the financial impact on your business. Here are a few ways you can help “flatten the curve”:

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Putting Procurement Front and Center of Your Supply Chain

Article | March 3, 2020

Procurement professionals are now playing an increasingly strategic role within their organizations. Procurement of raw materials and components that go into the manufacturing process is essential to ensure final product quality and strong financial performance. As supply chains become more dynamic, companies must pay closer attention to supply and supplier management. Why? Because events like trade wars, natural disasters, and supplier events, such as unexpected plant shutdowns like we are seeing with the Coronavirus outbreak, can disrupt a company’s production.

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how supply chains can mitigate coronavirus impact

Article | March 18, 2020

The spread of the coronavirus is impacting individuals and supply chains alike, with hundreds of new cases announced every day. It’s a public health emergency and has caused product flows to be changed around. The research and advisory giants, Gartner, believes supply chain leaders should focus on three main areas to mitigate disruption from the coronavirus. ”As COVID-19 spreads globally, we are seeing increased supply chain disruption, but also changes in consumer spending habits,” commented Sarah Watt, senior director analyst with the Gartner Supply Chain practice. “Supply has been impacted in three primary ways: limited access to employees due to quarantines, factory closures or manufacturing slowdowns and limited access to logistics to move goods. Most supply chain organisations are in crisis management, assessing impacts and response on a daily, if not hourly basis.”

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Shipping Barcodes: What They Are & How 3PLs Use Various Barcodes

Article | February 17, 2020

Barcodes are important for any business selling physical goods. They are used in brick-and-mortar stores as part of the purchase and returns process, in warehouses to track inventory and packages, by shipping carriers to locate and track shipments, and sometimes on invoices to assist with accounting. Without barcodes, modern shipping and logistics processes would be more inefficient and much more error-prone. Third-party logistics companies rely on barcodes to efficiently run their warehouses so they can better serve the companies for whom they perform fulfillment services.

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Spotlight

Kenco Group

Kenco provides integrated logistics solutions that include distribution and fulfillment, comprehensive transportation management, material handling services, real estate management and information technology—all engineered for operational excellence. For over 60 years, Kenco has built lasting customer relationships because it is the 3PL that listens, learns and adapts. Privately-held and financially strong, Kenco’s focus is on common sense solutions that drive uncommon value. Find out more at www.kencogroup.com.

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