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40% of firms find better post-COVID suppliers

In a recent survey, reported by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), 41% of firms said that they have found “new and better” suppliers to work with as a direct result of coronavirus. The survey also found that 57% found the outbreak an “incentive” to make positive changes to their business model, with 35% are

Metro’s 2020 undergraduate cohort are truly unique

Attracting talented young people to start a career in logistics is an industry wide issue, which Metro has addressed by engaging directly with regional universities and introducing the logistics and supply chain sector to annual cohorts of undergraduates. With the opportunity to experience a wide range of tasks and responsibilities, during a placement year. The

The Metro team talk: Ben Fidler

Metro’s outsourcing services ensure that we can take care of the supply chain so you can focus on your business, with Ben and the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) team being a crucial component in these operations.   Graduating with a degree in geography, Ben worked in the customer service industry before joining Metro in 2016. He

The Metro team talk: Mark Dainter

Graduating university with a degree in chemistry, Mark quickly realised that a career in “blowing things up” was not for him.  Joining Metro in 1996, almost two and a half decades ago, Mark elicits his versatility through working across a wide variety of departments in the business, ranging from import and export operations, to documentation.

Why millennials overlook a career in logistics – by a millennial

To most millennials, the semantics of ‘logistics’ are riddled with outdated stereotypes of a heavy haulier, or warehouse shelf stackers. The more desirable elements of the industry – of which there are many – are not projected to young people, causing a lack of exposure and knowledge about logistics.  Luckily, my own perceptions of logistics are clearer than most of my generation. Although I have not directly worked in the field, I have been exposed

The Metro team talk: Steve Smith

The essential ingredient for many industries, chemicals are part of nearly every product used in the home and office. There is no room for error in logistics for the chemical and petro-chemical sector, which is a key vertical for Metro, in the care of Steve Smith. Joining Metro in 2003, Steve began his career in

Reduce emissions and improve your bottom line

Environmental strategies and carbon emission reduction activities have been core elements in multi-national trading reports for some years and more shippers are beginning to realise that they can adapt their supply chain to be environmentally friendly and save money in the process. Cutting emissions is often directly related to creating efficiencies and cutting costs, activities

The Metro team talk: Aston Thames

During the lockdown the Metro team had to adapt quickly to new ways of working and engaging with customers. Technology was the critical success factor. IT Manager Aston Thames’ professional career began in accounting, but his passion for computing and information technology ultimately prevailed, with Aston making his career change into IT in 2000. Joining

Sourcing and export support

The container ports and airports in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent are some of the busiest in the world. Their continuous growth underlines the strength of international trade enjoyed by both regions.  The Middle East and Indian subcontinent generate around £80 billion of the United Kingdom’s international trade and is why Metro has been

The Metro team talk: Kerry Bate

Metro solutions sit in four areas of expertise – forwarding, supply chain, outsourcing, technology – but there are no barriers between these areas, with our personnel working in multiple area simultaneously, to better serve their clients. Experienced freight forwarder Kerry Bate joined Metro in 2015, to strengthen the growing import ocean freight operations team. Promoted