Our Services

Shaping the future of global trade

Since our foundation in 1980 Metro has become the supply chain partner of choice for many innovative and successful brands. Our people are passionate about the service they deliver, with decades of experience that underpins their absolute professionalism.

Exceptional customer service, logistics and global freight solutions, powered by our leading-edge technology.

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FORWARDING

Metro provides reliable, secure and cost-effective service by land, sea and air. Metro’s multimodal solutions are designed to meet every cost, routing and deadline need. Our competitive international freight solutions support the success of every type of business and product, including hazardous cargo and project shipments.

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SUPPLY CHAIN

From controlling raw material flows to managing the movement of spare parts and finished goods, Metro has the systems and skilled personnel to manage the most complex and multi-dimensional global supply chains. Individual bespoke solutions are designed to increase speed to market, simplify inventory management, streamline product flow and drive down costs.

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OUTSOURCING

The products our customers manufacture are admired and in demand around the world. We manage their supply chains, despatch and shipping functions so that they can concentrate on streamlining production, new business development and growing their success. Our operating systems integrate with our customers’ ERP and back-office systems which enhances their customer service and reduces costs across their export and import operations.

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TECHNOLOGY

Metro’s technical team conceives, creates and supports the cloud-based systems that manage our global operations and our customers’ supply chains. From raising the purchase order through to final delivery, our systems manage the shipping process and provide total end-to-end visibility, with ERP and back-office integration for the most effective collaboration.

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Protecting our client’s £7 million

This leading speciality chemicals company maintains 59 production sites in 33 countries and operates a fleet of 700 ISO tanks representing a balance sheet asset of £7m, to distribute product around the world.

Dealing with unpredictable demand patterns, and limited visibility of future customer orders, visibility of the ISO tanks, to fulfil orders represents a key challenge and is a critical success factor.

Despite investing heavily in GPS devices for their ISO fleet, the legacy supply chain partner operated manual processes for location logging and were entirely reliant on spreadsheet reporting.