Logistics Professional Services
Metro provides a broad range of professional services to help you create optimal supply chain solutions. From network planning through logistics execution and real estate consulting, we have the expertise and the information technology to help you make the right decisions for your business.
Supply Chain and Network Consulting
Logistics Know How in Practice
Our team of experienced consultants draws on first-hand industry experience to help clients achieve their goal of a strong, serviceable supply chain that supports both growth and business agility. All of our solutions are grounded by the realities of practical application. We provide our clients with industry thought leadership, challenging the status quo and identifying emerging technologies, but our guiding dictate is that a solution a) can be implemented now and b) adds value to the organization.
By drawing on skill sets from across our entire operation, Metro Supply Chain Group provides real, actionable plans that consider every aspect of the supply chain from global sourcing through warehouse and transport design.
At Metro, we understand that your supply chain is just one part of a bigger story. Our consulting expertise extends to all aspects of your operation (people management, health and safety, training, procurement etc.) that interact with and support a high-functioning supply chain.
Information Technology (IT) & Information Systems (IS)
Harnessing Data in the Data Age
Our IT department is made up of over 25 dedicated systems professionals focused on continually improving IT usage and information exchange. With a wide range of tier one supply chain systems and planning/modeling expertise, our team can integrate even the most divergent applications into a single, manageable IT system. From warehouse and yard management through transport management, we have the competency to architect, deploy and support leading-edge, profit-driven logistics information solutions.
Efficient logistics management depends on instantaneous real time access to accurate information. Barcode and RF technologies have come a long toward making this happen, but are only as effective as the electronic data interchange (EDI) systems that turn scans into useable information. Our advanced EDI and flexible reporting technologies allow us to format and deliver the information you require, when and where you need it.
Our IT consulting competencies at a glance
- Systems Design
- Systems Integration
- Data analysis and reporting
- Trained operational/on-site resources
- Maintenance and support
Software Industry Partners
Red Prairie, Manhattan, Oracle and Motorola (and more)
Data Capture and Communication Methodologies
Barcode, RF, EDI, VAN, AS2 (and more)
Database Integration Expertise
JD Edwards, SAP, Oracle, BPCS (and more)
Real Estate Consulting and Network Planning
The Benefit of Experience
Metro Supply Chain Group offers real estate services that range from site selection to purchase/lease analysis. Whether you are moving, retrofitting or planning a new build, Metro can help you best align your investment with your business objectives. We are recognized experts in the field of industrial real estate; we bring the experience, strategies and negotiating skills required to make advantageous decisions. Construction, facility management and financing services are also available, all with the built-in flexibility that has become a Metro hallmark.
For customers seeking to set up their own networks, we offer custom consulting services. Our experts perform an in depth analysis of business goals, budget expectations and service requirements to help identify the most advantageous combination(s) of warehouse positioning, transport configurations and other network components. Close to a half century’s experience navigating the local transport, labor and real estate markets ensures solutions that are practical, flexible and cost-effective.