Metro Supply Chain Group (MSCG), a Vaughan, ON-headquartered third-party logistics provider, has acquired Supply Chain Alliance (SCA), a Toronto-based supply chain consulting firm.
SCA was founded in 1993 and helps companies optimize their supply chains. The company provides consulting services in the areas of supply chain strategy and assessment, network design optimization, forecasting, distribution center design, operational turnarounds, and transportation management.
The boutique Toronto consultancy has worked with 250 clients across 450 projects in strategy, design and execution. SCA’s 16-person team has served clients in more than 10 industries, including retail, CPG, and apparel.
MSCG’s acquisition of SCA will strengthen its professional services offering. SCA will continue to operate as an independent organization and will maintain its brand.
“New challenges and disruptions in global supply chains continue at an unprecedented pace,” said Martin Graham, group president of MSCG. “With this acquisition, we can respond faster with the right strategy, plan, and execution to help clients succeed.”
MSCG is the largest Canadian-owned provider of third-party logistics, with services across warehouse and order fulfillment, transportation solutions, and contract packaging and value-added services. The firm has more than 6,000 employees across more than 70 sites in North America and Europe, managing operations of 12 million+ square feet. MSCG has been rapidly expanding in the US and UK, adding nearly 1,000 new employees in the last year.
The Canadian firm also has a professional services arm that delivers consulting in supply chains and networks, IT systems, and real estate and network planning.
“The market needs innovative, cost-effective, and pragmatic solutions to quickly deal with complex multi-channel operations. This is where SCA excels,” said Mike Croza, SCA’s managing partner, who will continue to lead his team. “With MSCG’s investment, we will further deepen our bench strength and capabilities to provide the appropriate automated solutions for our clients.”
MSCG is backed by institutional investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ).