Contract Packaging and Value-added Services

Cost. Flexibility. Speed to Market.

Metro’s advanced warehouse technologies can add value and savings to your supply chain.

Modern distribution demands modern solutions. One or more of the steps in your supply is potentially more efficiently handled now at the warehouse level. We have the experience and expertise to make that happen.

Our custom-engineered spaces, equipment and staffing options offer an unparalleled degree of flexibility and quality control. In addition to cost savings through economies of scale, Metro’s state-of-the-art in-warehouse solutions are designed to help shorten lead times and accelerate speed to market for your products.

A HISTORY OF WAREHOUSE INNOVATION

Metro Supply Chain Group recognized nearly twenty year ago that moving certain post-manufacture/pre-retail processes to the distribution centre level could provide better management of those processes and competitive advantages for our customers. Since then we have become a leader in the co-pack industry and were the first to fully integrate secondary packaging with warehouse operations.

CONTRACT PACKAGING

Contract packaging (or co-pack) is a value added service that comprises an array of in-warehouse assembly and packing options from simple box labeling to the most complex post-manufacture operations. These capabilities offer retailers an opportunity to differentiate their brands at the consumer level (and/or comply with regulatory standards) without a corresponding outlay in facilities, equipment and human resources.

SCOPE AND TECHNOLOGY

We currently support post-manufacturing operations within seven facilities positioned across North America. Each location provides a wide range of co-pack services from concept design through manual assembly and display builds to automated sub-manufacturing. Leading-edge Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) ensures real time transparency across all inventory management platforms so our customers always have the data they need to stay competitive.

 

OUR VALUE-ADDED SERVICES AT A GLANCE

 

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ESSENTIAL POST-MANUFACTURE SUPPORT

Lot Tracking/Recall

KPI Reporting

SKU Creation and Application

Price Tagging and Control

Re-Packaging and Labeling

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WRAPPING AND BUNDLING

Shrink Wrap/Sleeving

Automated Bubble Wrapping

Horizontal Flow Wrapping/Cartoning

Combination Scaling

Poly Bag Heat Sealing

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ADVANCED PRE-RETAIL SUPPORT

Sorting, Kitting and Assembly

Packaging Design and Development

Point of Sale Display Design/Build (counter PDQ, product floor displays)

Materials Procurement and Financin

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OTHER SERVICES

Product Inspection

Quality Sorting and Analysis

Compliance Rework

Post-manufacture Materials Procurement and Financing

Cost. Flexibility. Speed to Market.

Metro’s advanced warehouse technologies can add value and savings to your supply chain.

Modern distribution demands modern solutions. One or more of the steps in your supply is potentially more efficiently handled now at the warehouse level. We have the experience and expertise to make that happen.

Our custom-engineered spaces, equipment and staffing options offer an unparalleled degree of flexibility and quality control. In addition to cost savings through economies of scale, Metro’s state-of-the-art in-warehouse solutions are designed to help shorten lead times and accelerate speed to market for your products.

A HISTORY OF WAREHOUSE INNOVATION

Metro Supply Chain Group recognized nearly twenty year ago that moving certain post-manufacture/pre-retail processes to the distribution centre level could provide better management of those processes and competitive advantages for our customers. Since then we have become a leader in the co-pack industry and were the first to fully integrate secondary packaging with warehouse operations.

CONTRACT PACKAGING

Contract packaging (or co-pack) is a value added service that comprises an array of in-warehouse assembly and packing options from simple box labeling to the most complex post-manufacture operations. These capabilities offer retailers an opportunity to differentiate their brands at the consumer level (and/or comply with regulatory standards) without a corresponding outlay in facilities, equipment and human resources.

SCOPE AND TECHNOLOGY

We currently support post-manufacturing operations within seven facilities positioned across North America. Each location provides a wide range of co-pack services from concept design through manual assembly and display builds to automated sub-manufacturing. Leading-edge Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) ensures real time transparency across all inventory management platforms so our customers always have the data they need to stay competitive.

OUR VALUE-ADDED SERVICES AT A GLANCE

 

ESSENTIAL POST-MANUFACTURE SUPPORT

 

  • Lot Tracking/Recall
  • KPI Reporting
  • SKU Creation and Application
  • Price Tagging and Control
  • Re-Packaging and Labeling
WRAPPING AND BUNDLING

 

  • Shrink Wrap/Sleeving
  • Automated Bubble Wrapping
  • Horizontal Flow Wrapping/Cartoning
  • Combination Scaling
  • Poly Bag Heat Sealing
ADVANCED PRE-RETAIL SUPPORT

 

  • Sorting, Kitting and Assembly
  • Packaging Design and Development
  • Point of Sale Display Design/Build (counter PDQ, product floor displays)
  • Materials Procurement and Financing
OTHER SERVICES

 

  • Product Inspection
  • Quality Sorting and Analysis
  • Compliance Rework
  • Post-manufacture Materials Procurement and Financing