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Metro’s supply chain excellence recognised

Publisher and Events organiser, Akabo Media, is one of the most influential voices in supply chain, freight and logistics. Its annual Supply Chain Excellence awards uniquely feature clients and service providers, to emphasise the value and innovation delivered across the sector. Despite the challenges of the pandemic and extended lockdowns the 2020 shortlist features 70

The joined up supply chain

The supply chain is a complex system of interrelated parts which need to be monitored continuously to avoid problems and keep it running effectively. True supply chain visibility requires the ability to see the whole supply chain at all times in order to solve problems as they arise, as incomplete visibility can lead to distorted

Brexit ready

Over the last 18 months, since Theresa May struggled fruitlessly to get her Brexit deal through parliament, we have published over 60 news, opinion and guidance articles and shared close to 200 social posts, on this critical subject and now we’re putting the finishing touches to our next Brexit support tool. From the publication of

Metro’s 2020 undergraduate cohort are truly unique

Attracting talented young people to start a career in logistics is an industry wide issue, which Metro has addressed by engaging directly with regional universities and introducing the logistics and supply chain sector to annual cohorts of undergraduates. With the opportunity to experience a wide range of tasks and responsibilities, during a placement year. The

Sharing the Brexit knowledge

With a readership approaching two million, including 0.25 million shippers, The Loadstar is one of the most influential supply chain media platforms in the world, which is why, when they want Brexit insights, they talk to our very own Grant Liddell. The following article was originally published in The Loadstar on the 24th August 2020.

The Metro team talk: Ben Fidler

Metro’s outsourcing services ensure that we can take care of the supply chain so you can focus on your business, with Ben and the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) team being a crucial component in these operations.   Graduating with a degree in geography, Ben worked in the customer service industry before joining Metro in 2016. He

The Metro team talk: Mark Dainter

Graduating university with a degree in chemistry, Mark quickly realised that a career in “blowing things up” was not for him.  Joining Metro in 1996, almost two and a half decades ago, Mark elicits his versatility through working across a wide variety of departments in the business, ranging from import and export operations, to documentation.

Why millennials overlook a career in logistics – by a millennial

To most millennials, the semantics of ‘logistics’ are riddled with outdated stereotypes of a heavy haulier, or warehouse shelf stackers. The more desirable elements of the industry – of which there are many – are not projected to young people, causing a lack of exposure and knowledge about logistics.  Luckily, my own perceptions of logistics are clearer than most of my generation. Although I have not directly worked in the field, I have been exposed

The Metro team talk: Steve Smith

The essential ingredient for many industries, chemicals are part of nearly every product used in the home and office. There is no room for error in logistics for the chemical and petro-chemical sector, which is a key vertical for Metro, in the care of Steve Smith. Joining Metro in 2003, Steve began his career in

The Metro team talk: Aston Thames

During the lockdown the Metro team had to adapt quickly to new ways of working and engaging with customers. Technology was the critical success factor. IT Manager Aston Thames’ professional career began in accounting, but his passion for computing and information technology ultimately prevailed, with Aston making his career change into IT in 2000. Joining