Technology

Metro prepare for digitalisation with key role appointment

Metro’s drive towards increased digitising of all business operations and customer interfaces is accelerating with the appointment of industry tech leader, Claus Rasmussen to the technical solutions team, in the new role of Director of Information Systems. Claus will take the quality, resilience and development of Metro’s operational systems to the next level, reporting to

Making your supply chain carbon neutral

In an interview with the BBC, Maersk chief executive Soren Skou says greener shipping would cost the world’s biggest shipping lines billions of dollars and while he wants the consumer to pick up the bill, we think that low-cost action can be taken now to offset the carbon emission that shipping creates. Shipping – which

Taking positive eco action – going greener

While our technical solutions team get ready to launch our CO2 monitoring and off-setting tool, we have note-worthy initiatives going live in Argentina and Switzerland. Our project-shipping arm, Fracht organised the shipment of 15k tons of sand (that’s 15 million kilos) in industrial poly-bags from the United States to Argentina for fracking by the country’s

Metro’s role in government border strategy

On the 17th December 2020 HM Government (HMG) released its 2025 Border Strategy document, which outlines its intentions for modernising the UK frontier and embraces many technologies and ideas pioneered by Metro. The 2025 UK Border Strategy sets out the government’s vision for the UK border to be the most effective in the world, with

Selling sustainability to the board

The case for sustainability depends on debunking false mindsets around cost, outlining the value it brings to the business and clarifying the benefits to supplier relationships. Metro helps shippers reduce the environmental impacts of their logistics activities. One of the big myths to overcome is the expectation that sustainability comes at a cost and that

The mind-boggling logistics of Singles’ Day

Singles’ Day is an unofficial Chinese holiday celebrating people who are not in relationships, with the unmarried commemorating the occasion by treating themselves to gifts, making Singles’ Day the largest online shopping day in the world, by quite some margin. With 1.9bn products ordered in 2019 and many more expected this year, 3m people, 4,000

Metro’s supply chain excellence recognised

Publisher and Events organiser, Akabo Media, is one of the most influential voices in supply chain, freight and logistics. Its annual Supply Chain Excellence awards uniquely feature clients and service providers, to emphasise the value and innovation delivered across the sector. Despite the challenges of the pandemic and extended lockdowns the 2020 shortlist features 70

The joined up supply chain

The supply chain is a complex system of interrelated parts which need to be monitored continuously to avoid problems and keep it running effectively. True supply chain visibility requires the ability to see the whole supply chain at all times in order to solve problems as they arise, as incomplete visibility can lead to distorted