Challenge: Kenco was operating 300,000 square feet in a 478,000 square-foot warehouse to service an industrial manufacturing client. The customer challenged Kenco to engineer a solution that consolidated product from another 350,000 square-foot distribution center into that space. This meant squeezing 650,000 square feet into a 478,000 square-foot space.
Solution: Kenco redesigned the 478,000 square-foot layout with very narrow aisle (VNA) racking, implemented a new warehouse management system, and created a customized flexible storage strategy with distinct storage areas, including VNA racking, VNA floor storage, standard aisle floor storage, shipping, receiving, and packaging.
Results: Kenco reduced the manufacturer’s space requirement by 28%. The warehouse reconfiguration allowed SKUs to increase from 2,000 to more than 35,000; pieces stored went from 42,000 to more than 3 million; and the number of lines picked and shipped per day went from 250 to 1,800.
About the Solution Provider: Kenco provides integrated logistics solutions that include distribution and fulfillment, comprehensive transportation management, material handling, real estate, and information technology-all engineered for Operational Excellence. Woman-owned and financially strong, Kenco has built lasting customer relationships for over 60 years. Kenco’s focus is on common sense solutions that drive uncommon value.