Oakland Distribution is Finalist in Grocers Gold Awards

Proteus customer, Oakland Distribution together with consultancy service, The Dairy Trader, have been selected as finalists for their consolidation scheme in the category of Business Initiative of the Year award at this year’s The Grocer Gold Awards. Recognising the best of the best in grocery retail for service, initiative and commitment, the awards are held in high regard by all within the industry.

Oakland International MD, Dean Attwell, stated: “Selected as finalists in The Grocer Gold Awards is a fantastic achievement for the whole team. Being acknowledged with The Dairy Trader for developing this bespoke consolidation scheme, where previously no other independent provider had succeeded on a sustained basis, is fantastic news and positive endorsement of the unique consolidation service offered. The Dairy Trader’s high degree of industry knowledge has been pivotal in unlocking new market opportunities.”

The Dairy Trader’s Director, Rob Cross, stated: “To be in the final for a second major industry award in such a short space of time, is an excellent indication that we are doing a great job in the industry. Our growing base of loyal customers is further encouragement that we have filled a gap in the market with a much needed service. Good news travels fast in the industry and the fact that everyone is talking about our scheme when we have only been trading for just over a year is amazing.”

The Dairy Trader is a unique, independent consolidation service set up by Oakland Distribution to supply wholesale, cash and carry and food manufacturers with catering products across the dairy range. A bespoke service, it is the only dairy consolidation scheme to offer fresh cream and milk to the whole of mainland UK.

The Proteus WMS system supports Oakland in their wholesale consolidation scheme. Oakland International has been using Proteus WMS for several years, controlling all of the processes within the company’s 3 warehouses. Uniquely the Proteus system is designed to handle the many demands of consolidation with ease. The system allows mixed products to be loaded onto pallets and shipped to their clients on a daily basis. It is particularly useful in the dairy industry due to the short life span of the product. Accuracy, coupled with the ability to react quickly is a must in the Dairy Industry.

For further information on the Proteus WMS Consolidation module please contact Linda Rodway on +44(0) 121 717 7474 or email me moreinfo@proteussoftware.com

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