Case Studies

November 13, 2018
One of the largest sports apparel and merchandise retailers in the U.S., with more than 100 stores in 22 states, started looking for a logistics partner that could support their strategic growth in the e-commerce market. They chose Kenco because of the robust suite of integrated services we provide – including multi-channel fulfillment, information technology, and transportation management.

October 23, 2018
Kenco operates a 300,000 square-feet distribution center in Louisville, Kentucky for a Fortune 100 provider of home and building control products & solutions. Collectively, this company produces a variety of consumer products, engineering services, and aerospace systems.

September 12, 2018
Address customer pain points and drive continuous improvement by aligning and engaging the customer, site leadership, and Kenco Innovation Labs teams.

August 9, 2018
Maximize the customer’s profits in the secondary market by optimizing the refurbishment process.

June 15, 2018
Kenco manages a 700,000 square-feet distribution center in Chattanooga, TN for a Fortune 100 manufacturer of HVAC systems. The DC handles repair parts comprising more than 30,000 SKUs, from tiny components to large, bulky items. Kenco also performs value-added packaging services, including kitting, repackaging, shrink wrapping, and custom labeling. In 2018, the customer entrusted Kenco with additional packaging business.

April 3, 2018
Discovering a cold box solution to save on waste and LTL costs

March 16, 2018
In 2014, Kenco took over a 75,000 square-feet, 42-employee distribution facility for a pharmaceutical company outside Memphis, TN. The FDA-registered site distributes medical devices and pharma-grade imaging agents across the U.S. and maintains distribution licenses for all 50 states, as well as VAWD certification.

February 13, 2018
A major food distributor wanted to rationalize its North American supply chain network for dry food business. Though Kenco does not currently manage any of their current distribution network, the company turned to Kenco as a trusted advisor to recommend improvements to their current network.

January 17, 2018
Kenco built a customized application that can be downloaded to an iPad. The mobile app allows technicians to enter work orders on site.

December 27, 2017
Project "Rocket Turn" - a dock door case study

October 24, 2017
One of the largest appliance manufacturers in the world, Whirlpool, has been a Kenco customer since 1979. Today, Kenco manages five regional distribution centers (RDCs) across North America, totaling 4.5 million square feet for Whirlpool.

September 29, 2017
Living Wages, Better Work Culture Cause Dramatic Rise in Performance

September 29, 2017
Kenco’s Dedicated Solution Saves $300k+ Annually Compared to Outsourcing

May 1, 2017
Kenco operates the North American Distribution Center (DC) for a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and markets prescription and nonprescription pharmaceutical products. Even though Kenco was managing the company’s DC, domestic transportation was being managed by another Third Party Logistics Provider (3PL). The manufacturer had a desire to reduce transportation costs while increasing service levels.

August 4, 2016
Implemented Kenco safety principles, Invista was able to make 33 years without a lost time work accident while improving warehouse productivity by 20%.

August 4, 2016
The challenge was to reduce lot size to increase flexibility without increasing staffing. Learn how Kenco helped a diverse manufacturer reach their goal.

September 4, 2015
Kenco Material Handling Solutions (KMHS) stepped in to reduce lease costs with their purchasing power as a forklift dealership and maintenance costs with in-house technicians fully-trained in servicing material handling equipment (MHE).

September 4, 2015
JDA Warehouse Management Helps Kenco Deliver a New Level of Automation and Efficiency

February 25, 2015
The economic recession has caused lower than typical wage increases while health costs have escalated. Thus, it has become more difficult to provide true bottom line compensation increases to hourly associates.

January 13, 2015
Kenco manages a 262,000 square-foot distribution center for a major manufacturer in the healthcare industry. The facility employs over 70 employees and ships product locally, domestically and internationally.

January 12, 2015
A global leader in the office furniture industry relies on Kenco to manage three of its regional distribution centers in the United States. Kenco’s goal is to ship office furniture to customers on time, with the highest level of quality, and to exceed all key performance indicator (KPI) targets.

January 11, 2015
A specialty pharmaceutical company growth strategy includes frequent acquisitions ranging from a single product to a small company. In early 2011, their rapid and continual growth led to the tripling of their southeastern distribution center’s footprint.

January 10, 2015
Transportation costs are rising at an aggressive rate. Some of the key contributors include rising cost of diesel fuel, driver shortages and the introduction of CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) 2010 regulations.

January 10, 2015
Kenco Logistic Services is the managing 3PL of an Orlando Regional Distribution Center (RDC), which is a 500,000 square-foot facility shipping nearly one million units a year.

January 10, 2015
A consumer healthcare business trusts Kenco when it comes to ensuring customer service is top priority. Both the customer and Kenco are dedicated to satisfying retail demand, by not only meeting, but exceeding service expectations.

January 9, 2015
One of the fastest growing companies in the United States trusts Kenco with its retail and direct-to-customer supply chain channels. In June 2011, Kenco’s partner identified an immediate need for distribution capacity in the northeast. They needed a solution in place by the middle of August to prepare for the fall and winter peak season.

January 8, 2015
Kenco provides an integrated logistics solution for a leading manufacturer of medical equipment used in hospitals, emergency rooms, and rescue operations. This company provides “trial” units to its customers for the purpose of demonstration and testing. The inventory of these trial units was previously managed manually by the manufacturer’s sales force resulting in decentralization and inadequate inventory control practices. In addition, orders for these units were placed through emails and faxes providing no structured order format or inventory visibility.

January 7, 2015
Kenco has multi-client space spread across North America. Kenco’s multi-client facility in Utah operates a pallet sorting and repair operation for a pallet pooling company. In this operation, pallets returned to Kenco are inspected for quality before being reissued to other customers.

January 6, 2015
Kenco’s Chattanooga, TN warehouse has 474,000 square-foot dedicated to the worldwide distribution of service parts for its customer. Of the 474,000 square feet, 37,500 are dedicated to the storage of packaging materials and a packaging operation. Kenco’s partner has over 400 vendors that provide replacement components. Very few vendors have the capability to produce packaging and labeling to meet customer requirements. These requirements provide the end user a clearly labeled and well protected service component. Kenco’s customer needed to have storage capacity for packaging components, structure to provide the labor and setup to package what was at that time an unknown number of pieces. A bank of zebra printers was also needed to support 50+ varieties of label stock and produce whatever volume of labels was needed. Zebra printers are label printers that are tied to the WMS system, allowing a network for product information to travel through.

January 5, 2015
Kenco operates a distribution center for a major manufacturer in the kitchen and bath industry. The customer was experiencing reduced trailer cube capacity due to the large packaging requirements of its complete product line. There was a strong desire to increase cube capacity and reduce freight expenses.

January 4, 2015
This Kenco Logistic Services customer is a major manufacturer in medical technology and medical advancement industry. Their products help medical professionals improve the lives of their patients. Product is shipped locally, domestically and internationally.

January 3, 2015
A major manufacturer of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems relies on Kenco to operate a warehouse that provides replacement service parts for residential and commercial heating and cooling units worldwide.

January 2, 2015
Kenco Logistic Services manages a 684,000 square foot packaging and distribution facility for a global diesel engine manufacturer. The Kenco operation employs 552 employees, shipping 292,000 lines and 3,111,294 pieces monthly. The operation packages 45,048 lines and 4,143,205 pieces per month. Other services provided by Kenco include safety management, engineering, financial reporting, human resources, maintenance, and training and quality.

January 1, 2015
Kenco engineers conducted a cost savings analysis of a facility operated for a well-known global pharmaceutical company. One of the largest potential savings opportunities was in the lighting of the facility. The mature 154,000 square-foot facility used 400 watt, 2amp, high pressure sodium lights.

December 31, 2014
Kenco Logistic Services operates the North American distribution center for a specialty pharmaceutical company that provides patients with prescription and nonprescription products. Because the company is a specialty drug manufacturer, delivering the product on time can be a life or death situation.

December 30, 2014
A leading manufacturer of coffee brewing systems partnered with Kenco Logistic Services to oversee its North American distribution. Kenco manages a 110,000 square-foot distribution center, with 110 employees, in the Southeast and a 33,000 square-foot distribution center, with 30 employees, on the East Coast.

December 29, 2014
Kenco Logistic Services was chosen to operate a major manufacturer’s 300,000 square-foot distribution center in Louisville, Kentucky. This partner is a leading provider of home and building control products & solutions. Collectively, this company produces a variety of consumer products, engineering services, and aerospace systems.

December 28, 2014
A major manufacturer in the kitchen and bath industry partnered with Kenco Logistic Services to operate a distribution center in Southern California. Since site inception, it was a struggle to find appropriate solutions to combat the growing waste charges. Stretch wrap, cardboard, cast iron, and damaged product were causing additional “overweight” waste charges. With the addition of a postponement packaging operation, an additional 1,000+ pieces of corrugated material and 1-2 bundles of plastic per day were being generated.

December 27, 2014
Kenco Logistic Services manages a 485,000 square foot distribution center for a major manufacturer in the kitchen and bath industry, employing 44 permanent employees and 11 contracted labor employees. The average daily thru put is 30-40 trucks per day. The site also includes an added postponement packaging production department that packs 900-1,100 units per day.