Metro rents warehouse to boost logistics
HOMEGROWN retailer Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. (MRSGI) recently inaugurated a leased warehouse in Barangay Tingub, Mandaue City as part of efforts to modernize its logistics and supply chain processes.
“Every aspect of our operations is founded on our vision to deliver world-class services to our customers,” said Frank S. Gaisano, MRSGI chairman and chief executive officer.
“This initiative further bolsters our capabilities to ensure constant availability of products in our 47-strong store network and underscores our commitment to becoming the leader in retail supply chain management,” he added.
The 6,500-square-meter facility is equipped with nine docks and sufficient parking space for simultaneous truck deliveries. It also features amenities such as dock levelers at receiving bays, a roll-up door, and CCTVs to accommodate the constant flow of goods and ensure security and ease of operations.
The warehouse is equipped with ORACLE Warehouse Management System, and supported by a highly trained team that oversees end-to-end warehouse processes to comply with the performance metrics set by the Good Warehouse Practices & Standards.
The inauguration of the new warehouse is in line with MRSGI’s logistics footprint optimization in Cebu, transitioning to a fully MRSGI-operated warehouse from being run by a third-party logistics provider.
“As we continue to grow our business, we want to ensure that we can adeptly support the needs that come with expansion, and building our in-house supply chain capability enables us to achieve that,” Gaisano said.
The company’s logistics and supply chain modernization program also includes the recent expansion of its in-house delivery fleet and improvement of its logistics technology.
MRSGI recently acquired new trucks equipped with tracking devices that enable real-time monitoring of the delivery of goods to its various stores.
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