Oakland first with RFID tech

Fast-moving consumer goods consolidator Oakland International says it has become one of the first companies in its sector to invest in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) despatch technology at its Bardon operation near Leicester. RFID technology identifies tagged objects using radio waves and can automatically reading hundreds of barcodes per second without line of sight, compared to a standard barcode system which requires sight and manual, individual scanning. It can show ... [+]

Oakland appoints non-exec director

Supply chain solutions specialist Oakland International has appointed Dale Fiddy as its first non-exec director, with a focus on commercial propositions and market opportunities. Holding senior roles with a number of blue-chip organisations over his 20-year plus supply chain, he will help Oakland grow its business value proposition and stimulate new ... [+]

Oakland steps up distressed load capacity ahead of Brexit

Retail logistics specialist Oakland International has deployed extra resources at its UK sites in Redditch, Corby, and Bardon in anticipation of increased demand for its distress load management service in 2021. With queues of trucks expected outside ports due to Brexit problems, the opportunities for illegal migrants to board vehicles ... [+]

Oakland adds distressed load capacity

Food logistics specialist Oakland International is increasing the capacity of its Distressed Loads service, which deals with the aftermath of clandestine immigrants being discovered inside trailers arriving in the UK from the Continent. Launched in 2002, it was the first registered and recognised service for inspecting and the sortation of consignments ... [+]

Vaccine deliveries? We could do that, says Oakland boss

Food delivery companies could help deliver Covid vaccines to clinics, hospitals or even homes, says Dean Attwell, chief executive of Oakland International. Speaking on the day that two pharma giants announced a possible breakthrough in developing an effective Covid vaccine, he explained that much of the expertise needed to handle ... [+]

Oakland adds Dublin space ahead of Brexit

Retail supply chain specialist Oakland International is to increase capacity at its Dublin site by over 60% by January 2021 in preparation for Brexit. It will be the second major expansion in Ireland for Oakland; after launching in Ireland in 2009, in 2018 Oakland moved to the Food Central site ... [+]

More work for distressed loads specialist

Multi-temperature supply chain specialist Oakland International says it has seen a significant increase in requests for its distressed loads management service in recent months. The service minimises losses and food waste due to movement during transit, theft or stowaway incursion. Oakland says that with over 5,000 trucks a day arriving in ... [+]

Oakland to extend Corby site

Multi temperature supply chain and logistics specialist Oakland International is to invest around £2.8m in a high-bay extension at its Corby facility. The extended hub will offer chilled, frozen and ambient storage and there are plans to recruit further staff by the end of 2019. Oakland International is a BRC accredited ... [+]

Oakland appoints IT director

UK and Ireland multi temperature supply chain operator Oakland International has appointed Shaun Devey as group IT director, a new boardroom role focused on enhancing information technology across group operations. He will support Oakland’s aim of delivering technology innovation and change, improved operational performance and delivering value-added customer services and ... [+]

Brexit – learn all about it

Multi temperature supply chain specialist Oakland International will host the first of a series of Brexit Seminars at the Crowne Plaza, NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 28 February 2018. Heading Oakland's Brexit team will be director of Oakland Invicta, Robert Hardy, a former director of P&O Ferries and EurotunnelPlus, who spent five ... [+]

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