GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids-based Supply Chain Solutions Inc. (SCS) is planning an international expansion that will grow the firm’s presence in China and create a joint venture in Mexico with ACCEL World Wide Logistics. The expansion and joint venture aim to better create efficiencies, free up cash and save money, according to a statement. “Solidifying our China operations means merging SCS’ current China operations with a few key strategic partners,” said Les Brand, COO at Supply Chain Solutions in a statement. “This allows SCS to leverage our volumes and operational staff, to capitalize on better rates and service for suppliers and clients alike.” The joint venture in Mexico will be known as IXL Global Logistics and aims to help SCS better navigate the NAFTA market and allow both companies to leverage transportation and logistics capabilities. - See more at: