Shepherd Distribution Services manage continued growth with Mandata

IT Manager of Shepherds Distribution

Customer Profile

Offers full, part-load and groupage services
throughout the UK and Europe

About the Company:
Specialist groupage services to the metals
and engineering sectors. Nationwide, next-day
and economy palletised delivery service.

Company Size:
60 Vehicles

Business Concerns:
Needed to streamline their bulk steel operation
and pallet network, managing all work with one
integrated system.

Mandata Solution:


Shepherd Distribution Ltd has been using Mandata since the early 1990’s to manage their transport operation.

Laurence Abel and John Parker explain how they manage all their processes from orders and job entry through to invoicing with a Mandata transport management system, as well as managing the complexities of being a Palletline pallet network member and a bulk steel operator.


The main way Mandata helps us add value is in giving real-time information. Our customers can see how their job is performing instantly with proof of delivery as well as the name and signature of who’s signed for each job.”

IT Manager, Shepherd Distribution