Why some supply chains fail in the current environment

Brexit and the COVID pandemic has put global supply chains, and the people who work in them, into the public consciousness for probably the first time. As disruptions impact supplies of consumer goods, leaving empty shelves and fears grow for Christmas stock availability, people are asking ‘what’s gone wrong’. Supply chains almost never operate perfectly.

Supply chain weaknesses exposed by Covid

For decades, offshoring and global sourcing have offered lower labour and operating costs, wider product ranges and opportunities to reach new markets. The pandemic has exposed their supply chain vulnerabilities. Customers are expecting faster and faster deliveries, but global supply chains take weeks and even months to land goods from overseas and lead times have been

Brexit delay, dithering and duties: Metro has your back

To the consternation of many shippers, the Government is changing the start dates for new border checks and processes for imports and exports with the EU. The good news is that Metro’s experts can protect your supply chain from these changes and simplify customs compliance, with our intelligent, automated, digital solutions. With three significant Brexit

Metro successfully test new eBL with FIATA

Metro continues to actively support the development and adoption of emerging technology, across the shipping industry, by participating in the successful testing of new e-FIATA Bill of Lading (eFBL) standard, with FIATA , the trade association for 40,000 freight forwarding and logistics firms in 150 countries. The COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need for adoption

Metro ready for UK’s new single customs platform – are you?

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced last week that the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), a system integrated with our market-leading technology, will serve as the UK’s single customs platform from 31st March 2023. Operating since 1994, HMRC is finally retiring its Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system on 31st March 2023, from

The World Economic Forum’s resilient supply chain formula – how it can assist you to continue to succeed in a challenging environment

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has identified eight points of resilience to help manufacturers and trading companies prepare for supply chain disruptions. The qualities of the most resilient supply chains are based on a survey of 400 senior supply chain executives and representatives from government and academia. Of those surveyed, only 12% of businesses were

Press review Metro’s digital ECO module

On the 1st July Metro launched its new ECO tool, to track and offset shippers carbon emissions within their supply chain. The following day, The Loadstar – the most respected and influential supply chain news portal – carried its review of our new product, which is repeated in full below. METRO JOINS TOP FORWARDERS OFFERING

Metro’s ECO tool launches today – tracking and offsetting your carbon emissions within the supply chain

The new MVT ECO module that is launched today, with selected customers, monitors the energy emissions, emission costs and CO2 equivalent emissions, of every consignment we move, by every mode, so that shippers can monitor and have the option to offset their CO2 emissions. As a non-asset owning 3PL, 99% of our carbon footprint is generated

Pandemic reveals weak links in global supply chain

Global supply chains have been under pressure since the outbreak of COVID-19 at the beginning of last year, highlighting deficiencies that have resulted in disruption, delays and rising costs. Along with a roller coaster journey from start to finish. In time, most of the congestion and disruption we currently face will dissipate, containers will be in

Metro’s ECO portal prepares for July launch

The new MVT Eco module monitors the energy emissions, emission costs and CO2 equivalent emissions, of each consignment we move, by every mode and will be available free from the 1st July, which means that Metro customers can monitor the environmental impact of their supply chains and participate in offset projects that will eradicate their