Metro Supply Chain Group opens third US location

TORONTO — Metro Supply Chain Group, a North American an end-to-end supply chain solutions company, has expanded its fulfillment network with a third US location to reach over 98 per cent of consumers with two-day shipping.

Operated by National Fulfillment Services, a Pennsylvania, US-based division of Metro Supply Chain Group, the 100,701sq-ft, Class A warehouse in Kansas City, Missouri will provide expedited delivery options to its e-commerce customers.

“When Metro Supply Chain Group purchased National Fulfillment Services in 2017, our focus was continuing to enhance the e-commerce experience,” said Martin Graham, group president of Metro Supply Chain Group. “The launch of this new Midwest fulfillment centre allows our clients to reach most US postal codes with expedited delivery, which is vital in today’s competitive environment.”

The Midwest expansion met specific criteria, specifically transit times and proximity to major distribution hubs.

“Kansas City is an ideal location; it’s within 15 minutes of KCI Airport, has a vibrant labour market for employees and increases our footprint to support our clients’ marketplace growth requirements,” said Kathy McDevitt, director of operations for national fulfillment services.

With most clients utilizing Amazon as a sales channel, National Fulfillment Services identified the need to offer Seller Fulfilled Prime and competitive transit times to customers. The new facility is expected to begin operations in May 2021.