By Steve Murchison | November 12, 2017 06:19:50When Kenco launched its new logistics service in the UK, it promised to help businesses deliver their goods in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
But its first few days have proven more complicated than it could have been, with a number of problems, including a lack of support from the logistics organisation that manages it.
The problems have arisen when Kenco first launched the service, which is being launched with the help of a new partnership between its parent company, Energinet.
“We want to work with people to create an efficient logistics solution for our customers, but we don’t know how to do that,” Kenco’s head of logistics operations, Simon Woodford, told The Register.
“The logistics industry is a challenging one and we are constantly learning new things about how to be better at what we do.”
The problems arise when Kencovid-contaminated packaging for shipment is stored on the company’s warehouse premises in the northern city of Bristol, but there is no provision to do so.
Kenco told Theregister it was working with a company to install a secure storage facility at the company warehouse in Bristol to help store the packaging.
The logistics company said the storage facility had been in place since February, and it has been successfully tested and operated.
However, when the company asked Energenet for help to install the secure storage system at the warehouse in February, the company said it was not yet in the process of doing so.
Kenco is currently in discussions with the company to get the storage solution installed.
“We’re working closely with the logistics company to put the secure system in place and ensure the logistics team is able to support the team as they work through these issues,” Woodford said.
“It’s not a complete solution yet, but it’s a start.”
But this is really only the beginning of our journey.
“Kenco, which operates in the United Kingdom, is one of the world’s biggest logistics companies.
It has over 400 staff working across the UK and around a dozen other countries, with an average of 15 people working for each of those companies.
In February, Kenco was forced to suspend operations in the wake of a coronavirus outbreak, and the company is currently working with Energiants to try and ensure its business remains safe and well-run.
But the logistics service has been beset by delays and glitches, and has been struggling to find funding for its expansion plans.
Kencovids contaminated packaging from its warehouses in Bristol.
In addition to the problems associated with the storage of the hazardous packaging, there are also some issues with the way Kenco is using the company premises.
One of the biggest issues is that the logistics business, which supplies warehousing and distribution to around 2,000 businesses across the United States, is not fully integrated with the supply chain, and relies heavily on the use of a company called Kenco Logistics.
That company is owned by a company named Kenco International, which runs its own logistics operations.
So if a customer’s business does not have a Kenco warehouse, they are left without the ability to access their goods, which in turn means they have no way of knowing when or if they will be delivered to their customers.”
There is not a centralised logistics network in the US, so the logistics of distribution can be very complex, but the logistics that is in place is not well integrated,” Woodfield said.
As a result, Kencobotics packaging is being shipped to a Kencova warehouse that is located in the Bristol city centre, where the company has no means of ensuring that the shipment is safely transported to customers.
While the company had hoped to have a secure secure storage solution in place for the warehouse by February, this solution is not currently in place, according to Woodford.
Despite this, the logistics manager said the logistics services organisation had been able to install secure storage systems in the company and the warehouse.
And, despite being unable to work directly with Kenco, Woodford acknowledged the company was working to address the issues it is experiencing.”
What we’ve been working on with the engineering and logistics team are the most critical issues that are affecting the company, and that’s the first time we have been able get a clear picture of what we’re going to do next,” Woodfall said.