Metro buys Supply Chain Alliance

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

TORONTO – Metro Supply Chain Group (MSCG) has acquired Toronto-based consulting firm Supply Chain Alliance (SCA).

SCA has a 27-year track record of engagements with a diverse portfolio of over 250 clients across North America. SCA’s team provides consulting services in supply chain strategy and assessment; network design optimization; forecasting;  replenishment; distribution centre design; operational turnarounds; and, transportation management.

It will continue to operate as an independent organization, led by Mike Croza, SCA’s managing partner.

“Under Mike’s leadership, SCA will be managed as a distinct brand within the group to maintain the independence necessary to offer customers the best advice and solutions,” says Chiko Nanji, group chairman of MSCG.

“The partnership with SCA is a natural fit between two strong, long-standing organizations who share a commitment to thought leadership, entrepreneurship and a focus on operational excellence for our customers.”

“The market needs innovative, cost-effective and pragmatic solutions to quickly deal with complex multi-channel operations. This is where SCA excels,” explains Croza.

“With MSCG’s investment, we will further deepen our bench strength and capabilities to provide the appropriate automated solutions for our clients.”

MSCG operates a network of over 70 sites across North America and Europe with a team of more than 6,000. It is privately held by its founder, Chiko Nanji, with the support and backing of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) as a financial partner.