Oakland International expands distress load management service

Redditch, UK: Oakland International is expanding its distress load management service this year to meet increased demand.

The service has been running for 20 years and last year Oakland completed a major transition to a dedicated purpose-built hub.

The service helps save unnecessary product from going to waste. A spoiled or distress load can be a costly problem for any business, no matter the type, food, non-food, or temperature of the distress load, from collapsed pallets, clandestine infiltration, temperature violation, theft, vermin or other contamination, distress loads are a frequent occurrence across all industries and cost a significant amount of time and money, Oakland says.
 
Shaun Foley, chief executive, Contract Logistics, Oakland International, said: “Our DLM [distress load management] service delivers huge reductions in written off stock, is sustainable, and helps prevent unnecessary waste. Non-conforming stock or stock which may be classed as ‘at risk’ is transferred to our anaerobic digestion waste management partner for secure destruction.”
 
Oakland International processes and saves as much stock as possible at its central UK hub in Redditch, with an average recovery rate of 85% per load.

Oakland’s service ensures maximum stock is saved by identifying the issue and deciding on the best course of action. Any ‘at risk’ stock is quarantined in line with HACCP procedure, before secure and sustainable disposal, with a certificate of destruction provided for any stock not able to be saved, the company says.
 
“Oakland International can offer a solution for any situation. Our expertise saves time, money, resources and maintains brand integrity so get in touch, we can help,” Foley says.

Oakland International’s distress load management service helps companies protect brand integrity and quality