Kenco Group, a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based third-party logistics (3PL) provider, announced the launch of a Life Sciences Division. The new division further expands the company’s current offerings, which include distribution, transportation, material-handling and supply chain services.
Kenco said it has already worked successfully with multiple customers in the life sciences space, providing solutions focusing on patient experience for more than two decades.
The company said it saw, "a need for life sciences companies to have access to even more specialized supply chain and logistics services, both in light of today’s supply chain volatility and because many manufacturers in this industry are looking to evolve their distribution technology but are not sure where to start. Kenco is committing additional resources and investment to make a difference."
Tim McClatchy, head of life sciences, will lead the new division.
“We want to provide the expertise for life sciences companies that are currently managing their own supply chain but have outgrown their internal resources,” McClatchy said. “The world is rapidly changing, with no sign of returning to pre-COVID practices, and that’s why Kenco is expanding to now include specific solutions for life sciences companies that also want to grow their business and meet today’s ever evolving supply chain needs.”
Kenco said its life sciences customers will benefit from the company’s data analytics solutions.
“Our advanced data analytics for supply chains help Kenco and its customers make better, more informed decisions and gain a competitive advantage in their crowded markets,” said Michelle Kunde, global vice president of life sciences operations.
Customers in the life sciences sector will also benefit from access to Kenco’s Innovation Lab, Kenco said. The facility explores the new tools in logistics and has taken many to full implementation.
In addition, Kenco said it is investing in an internal continuing education program called Life Science Certification. The program will regularly train employees and keep them informed about the latest trends and regulations in the sector, helping them better serve life sciences customers.
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