LoadProof Gains Very Good Traction in the Supply Chain Community


DULUTH, Ga. – May 21, 2018 — LoadProof app has gained tremendous traction among the Supply Chain community since it was launched last year. LoadProof is being used by 300+ associates across 45+ facilities all over the USA, saving millions of dollars for its customers. While storing all their pictures in the cloud that can retrieved anytime, warehouse managers are able to sleep peacefully without having to worry about chargebacks. Also warehouse managers spend less time doing research, less time answering questions about chargebacks, looking for proof to explain that they did their job right. With Loadproof, not only people do their job right, but also take pictures to show at a later point of time that they did their job right.

Kenco (https://www.kencogroup.com/) teamed up with Smart Gladiator (https://www.smartgladiator.com/) 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. (https://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 the 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. Montgomery said they identified other customers who were dealing with significant financial penalties for products arriving in non-compliant condition. Many were forced to accept the chargebacks because they had no way to prove compliance at the time of shipment. A recent report from Supply Chain 24/7 (https://www.supplychain247.com/article/every_supply_chain_) states “some retailers count these fines as up to 13% of their account revenue.”

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.

“Kenco is a true pioneer and a trailblazer that understands the importance of innovation,” said Puga Sankara, principal with Smart Gladiator. “We are excited to partner with Kenco to bring this innovation to the industry with utmost importance to privacy and security as an impartial vendor so that the entire industry can benefit from image enabling their supply chain.”

Kenco’s use of LoadProof in its facilities will reduce manual documentation of compliance and paperwork—resulting in significant cost savings­­–although its application is much broader. “Because our mission is innovation for the entire supply chain—not just for Kenco and its customers—we teamed with Smart Gladiator to make the LoadProof solution as widely available as possible,” said Montgomery.

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Puga Sankara is the co-founder of Smart Gladiator LLC. Smart Gladiator designs, builds, and delivers market-leading mobile technology for retailers, distributors, and 3PL service providers. So far, Smart Gladiator Wearables have been used to ship, receive, and scan more than 50 million boxes. Users love them for the lightweight, easy-to-use soft overlay keyboard and video chatting ability, data collection ability etc. Puga is a supply chain technology professional with more than 17 years of experience in deploying capabilities in the logistics and supply chain domain. His prior roles involved managing complicated mission-critical programs driving revenue numbers, rolling out a multitude of capabilities involving more than a dozen systems, and managing a team of 30 to 50 personnel across multiple disciplines and departments in large corporations such as Hewlett Packard. He has deployed WMS for more than 30 distribution centers in his role as a senior manager with Manhattan Associates. He has also performed process analysis walk-throughs for more than 50 distribution centers for WMS process design and performance analysis review, optimizing processes for better productivity and visibility through the supply chain. Size of these DCs varied from 150,000 to 1.2 million SQFT. Puga Sankara has an MBA from Georgia Tech. He can be reached at [email protected] or visit the company at www.smartgladiator.com. Also follow him at www.pugasankara.com.

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