Transportation Solutions

Our transportation solutions cover a broad range of capabilities that recognize that the optimum answer can either be a fully integrated service (e.g. end-to-end, including cross border/ forwarding needs) or a solution that is optimized by using a combination of services (e.g. dedicated fleet being used for the most intensive, cost effective areas, supported by a managed carrier solution).

Transport operations are also becoming increasingly intricate as customers push for smaller, more frequent deliveries to match consumer demand and meet the needs of ‘just in time’ production schedules. Sophisticated solutions that are able to truly leverage technology are essential to control costs, optimize asset use and keep service levels high. At Metro, we embrace transport innovation as we continually explore new ways to create collaboration, reduce carbon impact and speed business forward.

Transport Management

Delivering carrier service and cost optimization

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Metro Supply Chain Group can coordinate and execute your daily freight shipping requirements across all modes of transport, while offering you complete control with instant visibility of your shipment progress and carrier performance.

Metro has the resources and industry positioning to develop and deploy dynamic, business-driven solutions at competitive rates.

Dedicated Fleet Operations

Delivering predictability

Fleet of Trucks

Our dedicated fleets provide a steady supply of dependable and cost-effective transportation options. Whether you’re looking for committed capacity or planning an expansion into new markets, our experienced team can deliver better than 99% on-time performance, backed by outstanding service and industry-leading safety ratings.

Direct Store Delivery

Meeting demanding retail requirements

Fleet of direct store delivery trucks

Flexibility is built in to our direct store delivery (DSD) services, making them a trusted choice for customers of all sizes. We have solutions that support large box retail needs through to intensive national small store deliveries.

View our Case Study - Transport

A major consumables brand who had been using a wholesale distribution strategy came to Metro with a big challenge. Recent evaluations had revealed…

Time Critical Logistics

Delivering what has to be there now

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Evolution Time Critical is a Metro Supply Chain Group company and the world’s leader in providing emergency logistics to the automotive, aerospace and marine industries. With the skills, experience and network to facilitate the most challenging delivery timelines and scenarios, our analysts are available on a 24-hour basis to deploy solutions in any part of world within a 15-minute response window.  www.evolution-timecritical.com

Critical Project Solutions

The company has also developed an expertise in supporting the logistics needs of complex relocation projects such as manufacturing plants. Such a challenge includes the installation of tooling and other infrastructure, coordination of suppliers, managing stock duplication and beginning production without any interruption in supply to customers.

Freight Management & Forwarding

Delivering the power of the collective

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Our Evolution freight forwarding services have offices in the United Kingdom, United States and Germany and are able to provide global solutions using a trusted network of partner providers.