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 (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
SKU Creation and Application
Price Tagging and Control
Re-Packaging and Labeling
WRAPPING AND BUNDLING
Automated Bubble Wrapping
Horizontal Flow Wrapping/Cartoning
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 Financin
Quality Sorting and Analysis
Post-manufacture Materials Procurement and Financing