Software & Systems February 22, 2017
Kenco Invents Smartphone App that Improves Shipment Visibility, Reduces Damage Claims
CHATTANOOGA—Kenco Logistics has teamed up with Smart Gladiator to roll out a new mobile app that increases supply chain visibility by photo documenting shipments to improve compliance and reduce costs. The LoadProof app is now available at www.loadproof.com.
LoadProof is an image-capture app designed for logistics operations. Warehouse workers, truck drivers, supervisors, or anyone involved in shipping and receiving can photograph shipments and instantly upload photos to a cloud server with supporting information about date, time, and load details. The images and info can be shared with anyone to help improve supply chain visibility, determine responsibility for issues, and prove the shipment was in good condition at the point of transfer.
Kristi Montgomery, Kenco vice president of Innovation, Research and Development, said the idea for LoadProof was born when a Kenco customer asked for ideas to improve the manual process of documenting correct loading of product including labeling, pallet condition, product placement, and trailer placement/cubing.?
Kenco Innovation Labs developed a prototype app and website which was beta tested at five Kenco locations. After a successful pilot program, Kenco strategically partnered with Smart Gladiator to develop a scalable, secure, enterprise-ready application that is now available for both Android and Apple devices. It has a secure cloud repository to store the photos, which can be easily integrated into various supply chain systems.