Kenco is the only 3PL provider to offer a complete suite of supply chain solutions designed specifically for Material Handling Equipment (MHE) assets.
Our material handling service offering includes:
The top factors to consider are utilization, life expectancy, budgeting, and taxes. For example, highly utilized equipment is typically leased due to its shorter useful life.
Regardless of whether assets are leased or owned, fleet managers need to ensure there is a plan to retire older equipment after its useful life is over. If not, maintenance costs increase, productivity suffers, and equipment can become unsafe to operate. A fleet manager can work with a third-party logistics partner, like Kenco, to determine the best strategies for both the short-term and for the future.
MHE can account for up to 19 percent of total supply chain costs. However, this percentage is ultimately defined by the customer. A good fleet manager and supply chain partner can help determine the optimal solution for your business.
This decision is one that each customer must make, balancing environmental goals, cost, safety, and regulatory requirements. There is no right answer –just factors to be considered by each fleet manager based on their needs and objectives.
Increasing awareness of your MHE fleet is the best way to reduce costs, improve productivity, and increase safety. Some key metrics include utilization, cost per hour, avoidable damage, and completion of preventive maintenance.