Spar and Oakland shortlisted excellence award

Redditch, UK: The Spar UK National Consolidation Scheme, a partnership between Spar UK and logistics company Oakland International, has been selected as a finalist in the Ian MacLaurin Award for Supply Chain Excellence Award, as part of the 2012 IGD food industry awards.

Spar UK and Oakland have been working together in this “innovative and hugely effective collaboration”, which is aimed at reducing Spar’s overall carbon footprint, improved freshness and availability of product in stores and reduced wastage.

The scheme involves collaboration throughout the supply chain, including Spar central office, RDC’s, retailers and their suppliers as well as Oakland International, leading to a huge impact on carbon reduction, saving road miles by using an efficient and sustainable supply chain route.

Vinesh Patel, Spar UK supply chain controller, said: “Since we launched our consolidation scheme three years ago, we have been able to deliver exceptional results in areas including improving freshness, availability of product, reduction of waste and reduced numbers of vehicles arriving at depots.

“I am delighted that both companies are being recognised as a finalist for such a prestigious award”.

Tarun Patel, IGD’s director of supply chain and award judge, said: “The finalists for this year’s Ian MacLaurin Award for Supply Chain Excellence have showed not only great vision, but also strong and successful execution in their supply chains. The changes they have made go above and beyond the requirements for day-to-day trading.”

The Ian MacLaurin Award is given to a company that has had a real quantifiable impact on the supply chain, thanks to recent innovations in areas such as cost reduction, faster flow of product, application of technology or synchronisation of production.

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