Global Multidirectional Trade – direct to retail store

Metro were approached by an established retail client in connection with their growing global footprint of stores and concessions. The client had a requirement for speed to market for their fast fashion product. Traditionally this had hubbed via one of their UK distribution centres and then re-exported to their new markets, despite large quantities of their merchandise being manufactured in the Far East and Indian Subcontinent.

Metro along with our overseas offices and platform successfully set up direct shipments from source to final market of sale. This included the consolidation of orders from multiple suppliers, by either ocean or air modes of movement, and shipping to our strategic distribution centres for breakdown and despatch to individual stores at destination.

The aim was, and still is, to achieve the right product, in the right place, at the right time. With our technological solution MVT taking direct feeds from all parties within the supply chain, this ensures transparency of all purchase orders to SKU level and critical path event milestone management of every order.

In addition to the above, significant cost reduction was achieved through the Metro solution with reduced end to end transport costs, potential reduction in customs duty and the general benefit of product being available for sale faster than with the old model. The client now has a flourishing and growing international business.