Kenco Logistics opened its new supply chain innovation test lab on the campus of Kenco’s Chattanooga, Tenn., corporate headquarters.

The 10,000-square-foot space will serve as a true test facility for Kenco’s innovation specialists to assess value-added technologies and provide advanced visibility into these solutions.

The first technologies to be tested in the facility include NextShift Robotics, a Lowell, Mass.-based autonomous mobile robotics solution provider; Locus Robotics, a Wilmington, Mass.-based provider of autonomous mobile robot solutions designed for warehouse fulfillment; SVT Robotics, a software company based in Norfolk, Va., that’s revolutionizing robot deployments in warehousing and manufacturing industries; LogistiVIEW, a Cary, N.C.-based manufacturer of artificial intelligence and vision-driven picking software for smart glasses; and WMS software from JDA Software Group, Scottsdale, Ariz., and HighJump Software, Minneapolis.

“We are dedicated to leading the digital transformation of the supply chain,” says Denis Reilly, president and CEO, Kenco Logistics. “The innovation test lab is one example of our commitment to providing well-vetted, cutting-edge technologies to our customers, allowing them to achieve improved performance and enhanced supply chain value.”

“In the logistics industry, experience is the new differentiator, and the expansion of the Kenco innovation test lab facility will only heighten our industry expertise,” says Kristi Montgomery, vice president of innovation at Kenco. “Our work in the innovation test lab has already brought value to our customers, and this new space will provide a formal space to review, research and promote technology to only further assist in our goal to provide the greatest insight to our customers.”