Inside Logistics

Done Deals: March 4, 2021

Contracts, mergers, acquisitions and big deals in the supply chain sector this week


March 4, 2021
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Hagen Group & Tecsys

Rolf C. Hagen Inc. will deploy SaaS software from Tecsys across its multinational warehouse and distribution infrastructure. The Hagen Group was founded in Montreal in 1955 and has since grown into the world’s largest privately owned multinational manufacturer and distributor of pet supplies. Offering over 5,000 products, the company enjoys sales in over 75 countries. A SaaS model was adopted to unify data across complex supply chain operations in North America and Europe.

Crestron & Kinaxis

Crestron Electronics has chosen Kinaxis RapidResponse and concurrent planning to manage its inventory. Based in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron Electronics creates automation technology solutions. Crestron will take advantage of Kinaxis’s rapid deployment process, RapidStart. This process ensures data gets into RapidResponse sooner to allow the company to start benefiting from concurrent planning quickly.

DSC Logistics rebrands

DSC Logistics has rebranded as CJ Logistics and launched a new website. CJ Logistics, a global logistics services provider, joined with DSC to expand its North American platform which now includes over 80 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, including warehouses, transportation, freight forwarding and corporate offices, with a combined warehousing footprint now exceeding 30 million square feet. DSC was founded in 1960 on Chicago’s South Side as Dry Storage Corporation. Under the leadership of former CEO Ann Drake, the company grew to become DSC Logistics, providing large-scale warehouse operations leadership for highly regulated industries including food, CPG and healthcare. In August 2018, DSC completed the transfer of majority ownership to CJ Logistics, and, in early 2020, completed a full transfer of ownership, announcing that it had combined with other CJ Logistics North American entities under one operating company, CJ Logistics America, with plans to rebrand as CJ Logistics in 2021.

RoadOne & JZ Expedited

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a single source intermodal, distribution, and logistics services company, has acquired the JZ Expedited Companies headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. JZ provides drayage, transload, oversized transportation, domestic LTL services, import and export logistics and container depot and Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) capabilities. The JZ companies will be represented by two RoadOne branded business units: JZI IntermodaLogistics, which will include the former JZ Expedited Trucking, and North Florida Warehouse FTZ, and JZI LogisticsSolutions which will comprise JZ Expedited Logistics and JZI Global Supply Chain Management.