Kenco, a provider of integrated logistics solutions, real estate services and material handling equipment, is teaming up with PINC Solutions to explore the potential of deploying drones for yard management at Kenco distribution facilities.
Kenco recently implemented PINC’s Advanced Yard Management platform, a real-time locating system (RTLS), for a customer in the durable goods industry. After a successful two-month pilot, the customer is installing the system across its U.S. network. Once PINC’s drone solution is available, Kenco plans to partner with the company on its first drone-enabled site.
Kenco is headquartered in Chattanooga, Tenn., and has more than 90 warehouse facilities across the U.S. and Canada.
“Kenco wants to use drones for managing real-time data gathering in outside yard operations,” explains Kristi Montgomery, vice president of Kenco Innovation Labs. “PINC’s patented RTLS sensor platform captures locations of assets and inventory and can provide up-to-the-minute information that would allow Kenco to customize and segment yard operations based on customer needs and business rules.”
Matt Yearling, CEO of PINC, says, “By taking a holistic view, PINC can help Kenco gain even better insights into their business process execution, labor utilization, asset utilization and inventory management.”