Oakland International Extends Contract Packing Capabilities
Ethical family business and multi temperature supply chain solutions, distribution and logistics provider & Cold Chain Federation member Oakland International, is hoping to attain improved efficiencies following major investment in its core contract packing and coding capabilities.
Speaking about the rationale behind their investment, Oakland International Strategic Development Manager Pete Vaughan said:
“The primary customer and retail partner benefits derived from this investment are those of improved efficiency, reduced wastage and greater process control. We have a long history of working with Domino’s coding and marking products as their core range is particularly suited to Oakland’s specialist contract packing operations.”
Managing the production of date codes and case labelling without the need for manual intervention will boost accuracy across operations as the new system uses scanners to produce all information via a central database, with outer-case barcode labels printed at point of application, reducing waste and enhancing process control.
Oakland now plans to create additional areas for contract packing and parcel packing operations to further enhance control of the processes and to streamline seasonal packing operations, with in-case coding offering supplier cost benefits and a greater level of due diligence and process control.
Added Pete: “With Oakland trialling and installing a number of efficient and environmentally responsible initiatives over the years, both here in the UK and Ireland, a key driver for the business is our ability to provide customers and retail partners with the most efficient supply chain wherever possible.”
Aiming to be the first carbon-neutral business within its sector, Oakland International is a BRC AA accredited business, a double Queen’s Award for Enterprise recipient for International Trade and Sustainable Development and is a specialist contract packing, storage, picking, food distribution and brand development support provider for ambient, chilled and frozen food to the retail, convenience, discount, wholesale and food service markets in the UK, Ireland and via their partner in Spain.