Metro Supply Chain Group opening third U.S. location

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Metro Supply Chain Group is opening a third U.S. location. The 3PL says it will be able to reach more than 98 percent of consumers with two-day shipping with the addition of the Kansas City, Missouri, facility.

Operated by National Fulfillment Services, a Pennsylvania, U.S-based division of Metro Supply Chain Group, the new 100,701 square-foot Class A warehouse will provide expedited delivery services 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 U.S. 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.

“This expansion is part of a multi-year strategy to reduce shipping times and costs by distributing orders closer to the end user,” said Taylor Callahan, business development manager for National Fulfillment Services.

The new facility is expected to begin operations in May 2021.