My employer is a leading provider of integrated logistics solutions that include distribution, fulfillment, transportation management, material handling services, real estate management, and information technology—all engineered for Operational Excellence. Although we have a rich history of consistently bringing new, innovative solutions to our customers, our management team recently created Kenco Innovation Labs to formally lead this development.
We are a dedicated team of who identify, research, and prototype creative ideas with the potential to impact the supply chain. Collaborating with customers, entrepreneurs, and vendors from multiple industries enables Kenco to think outside the box and create unique, customer-driven solutions. As Innovation Research Manager, my responsibilities begin with researching emerging technologies, innovations, and processes relevant to our customers and industry. Working in collaboration with other team members we pick the most promising trends, identify vendors / leaders in these fields, and explore solutions to further research and prototype. Currently I am working on several prototypes for the indoor and outdoor use of drones.
I often speak at local, regional, and international events on topics that include innovation in logistics, disruption, our aversion to risk, how to create a culture of innovation, and discussing the projects / prototypes we are working on in the lab.