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Kenco Reduces Waste Tonnage 71% for Major Healthcare Company

Challenge: A major manufacturer in the healthcare industry set aggressive sustainability goals for itself and its partners. As a part of this effort, two Kenco-managed facilities were asked to reduce waste, with the ultimate goal of achieving no waste to landfills. Both facilities combined have a footprint of over 400,000 square feet.

Solution: Kenco site management started by communicating the goal to employees and developing a detailed project plan. Then the site underwent a rigorous waste stream analysis to identify every possible waste, non-recyclable items and current/future waste streams. The team then identified recycling vendors, established procedures and dispersed collection containers. Employees were trained, and the initiative went live.

Results: The total time from project conception to go-live was 3 months, with steady-state being achieved one month later. The total reduction in waste tonnage across both facilities was 71%, and waste removal costs were completely offset improving 103% over the baseline.

About the Solution Provider:
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. Woman-owned and financially strong, Kenco has built lasting customer relationships for more than 60 years. Kenco's focus is on common sense solutions that drive uncommon value.

Web: www.kencogroup.com

Email: info@kencogroup.com

Phone: 800-758-3289

Solution: Kenco site management started by communicating the goal to employees and developing a detailed project plan. Then the site underwent a rigorous waste stream analysis to identify every possible waste, non-recyclable items and current/future waste streams. The team then identified recycling vendors, established procedures and dispersed collection containers. Employees were trained, and the initiative went live.

Results: The total time from project conception to go-live was 3 months, with steady-state being achieved one month later. The total reduction in waste tonnage across both facilities was 71%, and waste removal costs were completely offset improving 103% over the baseline.

About the Solution Provider:
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. Woman-owned and financially strong, Kenco has built lasting customer relationships for more than 60 years. Kenco's focus is on common sense solutions that drive uncommon value.

Web: www.kencogroup.com

Email: info@kencogroup.com

Phone: 800-758-3289