Transportation Solutions

Transport operations are 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.

From regional fleet operations to brokerage services, we have the extensive infrastructure and expertise to handle all your distribution needs. Real-time visibility, track-and-trace, freight pay and audit and up-to-the-minute KPI reporting are just a few of our investments in the top-tier systems that help you make informed decisions and ensure consistent peak performance.

The same same exacting standard of service we provide our customers flows through every detail of our asset-based and non asset-based 3PL solutions.

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.

  • Freight Management

    Delivering unparalleled visibility

    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.

     

    We leverage industry-leading consultant minds, best-in-class equipment and technology (including benchmarked data) to create total solutions for outsourced transport services ranging from tactical transportation procurement to fully-managed inbound and outbound distribution. In addition to our continuing investment in transportation infrastructure and technology, we have a network of over 1,000 qualified carriers, all of whom meet our uncompromising standards for safety, on-time delivery and regulatory compliance.

  • Dedicated Fleet Operations

    Delivering Predictability

    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. Our new natural gas fleet has the potential to use up to 25% less fuel, resulting in measurable savings and a reduced carbon footprint.

  • Final Mile Solutions

    Delivering Exceptional Customer Experience

    FULL SERVICE: Metro To Home is a full service logistics solution for manufacturers, distributors and retailers alike that provides solutions for first and last mile and everything in between. We eliminate the complexity of home delivery and make it as simple as ordering a book online. VISIBILITY: Metro To Home provides home delivery visibility at any given time and segment from “source to destination” for all stakeholders. BENEFITS: Metro To Home is an interconnected supply chain that delivers on efficiency, speed to market, and price.

    Why Metro To Home

    • Save money
    • Expand your reach
    • Optimize your current process
    • Enhance your customer experience
    • Increase on-line sales
    • Connect with suppliers
    • Full visibility at any segment any time
    • Efficiently manage inventory
    • Ship from manufacturer to customer directly
    • Fulfill orders quickly
  • Direct Store Delivery

    Delivering Retail Coverage

    Flexibility is built in to our direct store delivery (DSD) services, making them a trusted choice for customers of all sizes. With deliveries to over 11,000 retail locations weekly, our national coast to coast network comprises six hubs and 18 spokes and is supported by a fleet of over 100 task-configured delivery vehicles. State-of-the-art fleet management systems allow us to flow economies of scale and other advantages through each of our custom designed delivery solutions.

  • Freight Forwarding

    Delivering The Power of the Collective

    Our freight forwarding division, Metro Canada Logistics, is a non-asset based carrier that leverages industry alliances and consolidated buying power to provide flexible, cost-effective freight solutions (including freight forwarding, customs brokerage and trans-border services). Our market-leading shipment optimization systems ensure the most efficient routing of your shipments, helping you control costs and improve service. Precision administration (from freight bill payment/audit through claim processing/resolution and performance data analysis) completes Metro’s fully outsourced offering.

  • Time Critical Logistics

    Delivering What Has to Be There

    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. 

    Evolution Time Critical offers a full range of premium logistics services, from express delivery (of any size to anywhere) to emergency distribution programmes with trans-global complexities. By focusing exclusively on mission-critical logistics, we’ve established an unparalleled level of expertise that we can apply across supply chain challenges in every industry.

    Critical Projects

    Relocating manufacturing operations can create significant cost benefits in terms of distribution operations alone. In addition, favourable proximity to customer plants and regional development zones can help secure contracts lock-down incentives. The challenge is to install the tooling and other infrastructure, coordinate suppliers, manage stock duplication and begin validated production without any interruption in supply to customers. Our team of dynamic footprint specialists understand these issues and have the expertise needed to deliver a total relocation solution. Whatever equipment is critical to your operation, Evolution can ensure it’s where you need it, when you need it.

    Evolution Time Critical is independently acknowledged as a leading specialist in premium freight by global benchmarking agencies Frost & Sullivan and ITM.

    Critical Deliveries

    Time-critical delivery schedules leave no room for missteps. With a network of conventional and unconventional transport modes, supported by sophisticated databases and specialists in each major market, we can not only meet our clients’ demanding timelines, but also assess and resolve any logistic issue quickly before it can elevate to crisis status.

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Metro Is a Leader in Global Time-Critical Logistics

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