Awards

2014
Inbound Logistics’ Top 100 3PL Provider
DSC Logistics was chosen as a 2014 Top 100 3PL by Inbound Logistics, July 2014. DSC has made the Top 100 list since its inception in 1994.
SupplyChainBrain 100 Great Supply Chain Partners
DSC was named in SupplyChainBrain magazine's "100 Great Supply Chain Partners," July 2014.
Food Logistics 2014 Top 100 3PL & Cold Storage Providers
DSC was chosen as a Top 100 3PL & Cold Storage Providers by Food Logistics. The list recognizes companies that offer tremendous value to their customers in the food and beverage sector, starting with their understanding of the requirements and demands unique to this space.
Inbound Logistics’ 75 Green Supply Chain Partners
DSC was named as one of the “75 Green Supply Chain Partners” by Inbound Logistics, June 2014. The G75 recognizes companies that are “walking the walk” when it comes to commitment to supply chain sustainability.
Food Logistics 2014 Top Green Provider
DSC was named a Top Green Provider by Food Logistics, June 2014. The list honors companies whose product, service, or exemplary leadership are driving sustainability from farm to fork.
2013
Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2013 Green Supply Chain Award
DSC was recognized as a company making sustainability a core part of their operations, and assisting its customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals.
Food Logistics’ Top 100 3PLs & Cold Storage Providers
DSC was named as one of the “Top 100 3PL and Cold Storage Providers” by Food Logistics, July/August 2013
Inbound Logistics’ Top 100 3PL Provider
DSC Logistics was chosen as a 2013 Top 100 3PL by Inbound Logistics, July 2013. DSC has made the Top 100 list since its inception in 1994.
SupplyChainBrain 100 Great Supply Chain Partners
DSC was named in SupplyChainBrain magazine's "100 Great Supply Chain Partners," July 2013.

Inbound Logistics’ 75 Green Supply Chain Partners
DSC was named as one of the “75 Green Supply Chain Partners” by Inbound Logistics, June 2013. The G75 recognizes companies that are “walking the walk” when it comes to commitment to supply chain sustainability.

Food Logistics 2013 Top Green Provider
DSC was named a Top Green Provider by Food Logistics, June 2013. The list honors companies whose product, service, or exemplary leadership are driving sustainability from farm to fork.

DSC receives Kellogg Company “Top Gun” award
DSC Logistics’ West Jefferson Logistics Center received the Top Gun award from Kellogg’s. The Top Gun award recognizes outstanding performance in key areas of distribution.

2013 “Pros to Know”
Ann Drake, DSC’s CEO, was named
a 2013 Provider Pro to Know by Supply
& Demand Chain Executive
magazine
for the fourth year. “Pros to Know”
recognizes exceptional supply chain
executives who lead initiatives to help
prepare companies' supply chains for
times ahead.
2012
Transport Topics 2012 Top 50 Logistics Companies
DSC was named in the annual listing of the “Top 50 Logistics Companies” by Transport Topics magazine, November 2012.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2012 Green Supply Chain Award
DSC was recognized as a company making sustainability a core part of their operations, and assisting its customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals.
Ann M. Drake receives Distinguished Service Award
Ann Drake, CEO of DSC Logistics, received the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) 2012 Distinguished Service Award, presented annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the art and science of supply chain and logistics management. The award is considered the highest honor that can be bestowed on an individual for achievement in the logistics/supply chain management profession.
Food Logistics 2012 Top 100 3PL & Cold Storage Providers
DSC was chosen as a Top 100 3PL & Cold Storage Providers by Food Logistics. The list recognizes companies that offer tremendous value to their customers in the food and beverage sector, starting with their understanding of the requirements and demands unique to this space.
SupplyChainBrain 100 Great Supply Chain Partners
DSC was named in SupplyChainBrain magazine's "100 Great Supply Chain Partners," July 2012.
Inbound Logistics Top 100 3PL Provider
DSC Logistics was chosen as a 2012
Top 100 3PL by Inbound Logistics , July
2012. DSC has made the Top 100 list
since its inception in 1994.
Inbound Logistics 75 Green Supply Chain Partners
DSC was named as one of the “75 Green Supply Chain Partners” by Inbound Logistics, June 2012. The G75 recognizes companies that are “walking the walk” when it comes to commitment to supply chain sustainability.
Food Logistics 2012 Top Green Provider
DSC was named a Top Green Provider by Food Logistics, June 2012. The list honors companies whose product, service, or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry.
DSC listed as one of Chicago's largest women-owned and privately-held firms
DSC was named one of the top 5 women-owned companies, as well as one of the largest privately-held companies in the Chicagoland area by Crain’s Chicago Business.
DSC receives Kellogg Company "Diamond Club" recognition
DSC Logistics was awarded “Diamond Club” recognition for the third year. Kellogg’s Diamond Club recognizes diverse supplier companies with which Kellogg spends $25 million or more annually.
2012 “Pros to Know”
Ann Drake, DSC’s CEO, was named a  2012 Provider Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine for the third year. “Pros to Know” recognizes supply chain executives who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate.
2011
DSC's Logistics Center in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, which handles health care products, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals, has received Verified-Accredited Wholesale DistributorsR (VAWDR) accreditation from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
VAWD certification was achieved at a DSC Logistics Center in Texas in 2010 and is in progress in the Atlanta region. Receiving VAWD certification means that DSC has demonstrated best practices in safeguarding products during shipping, handling, storage, returns, recalls, re-packaging, and kitting. Accreditation is earned through an intensive criteria compliance review, licensure verification, background checks, and an in-depth on-site inspection.
2011 Top 50 Logistics Companies
DSC was named in the "50 Top Logistics Companies" by Transport Topics magazine, November 2011.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award
DSC received this award, recognizing companies making sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategies, November 2011.
SupplyChainBrain 100 Great Supply Chain Partners
DSC was named in SupplyChainBrain magazine's "100 Great Supply Chain Partners," July 2011.
Inbound Logistics Top 100 3PL Provider
DSC was named as a "Top 100 3PL Provider" by Inbound Logistics magazine, July 2011.
2011 Green Supply Chain Partner
DSC was named a Top Green Supply Chain Partner by Food Logistics. The list honors solution providers that have developed pioneering, innovative and creative products, services and programs to help their food customers achieve sustainable or "green" goals.
Food Logistics Top 100 3PL and Cold Storage Providers
DSC was named as one of the “Top 100 3PL and Cold Storage Providers” by Food Logistics, July/August 2011
Inbound Logistics’ 75 Green Supply Chain Partners
DSC was named as one of the “50 Green Supply Chain Partners” by Inbound Logistics magazine, June 2011.
DSC receives Kellogg Company “Diamond Club” recognition
DSC Logistics was awarded “Diamond Club” recognition for the second year. Kellogg’s Diamond Club recognizes diverse supplier companies with which Kellogg spends $25 million or more annually.
2011 Logistics Innovator
DSC was named one of 10 Innovators in Food Logistics magazine’s annual salute to companies that are using innovative solutions to address logistical challenges, May 2011.
DSC ranks #1, #2 and #3 in Kellogg's 2010 "Top Gun Award"
DSC’s Atlanta, GA, Logistics Center received Kellogg’s 2010 “Top Gun Award.” The “Top Gun Award,” established in 2000, is the Kellogg Company’s highest honor given to logistics providers. DSC’s Allentown, PA, and West Jefferson, OH, Logistics Centers ranked 2nd and 3rd in the Top Gun celebration.
2011 "Pros to Know"
DSC’s CEO Ann Drake has been selected as one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s “2011 Provider Pros to Know.” The “Pros to Know” is a listing of individuals who have personally helped clients address the challenges of the recession and prepare for the recovery ahead.
2010
DSC's Logistics Center in Roanoke, Texas, which handles health care products, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals, has received Verified-Accredited Wholesale DistributorsR (VAWDR) accreditation from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
Accreditation is earned through an intensive criteria compliance review, licensure verification, background checks, and an in-depth onsite inspection. The VAWDR program is focused on assuring that distribution facilities employ security and best practices for safely distributing products and protecting public health.
Kimberly-Clark Distribution Center of the Year
DSC Logistics has been named Kimberly-Clark’s Health Care Distribution Center of the Year at their Des Plaines, Illinois, Logistics Center for 2009. This is the twelfth time that DSC has won this award.
2010 Top 50 Logistics Companies
DSC was named in the “50 Top Logistics Companies” by Transport Topics magazine, November 2010.
2010 Green Supply Chain Awards
DSC received this award, highlighting companies that stand out for their projects to incorporate sustainability objectives into their own supply chains or to enable sustainability in their customers’ supply chains from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, November 2010.
Ann Drake named by Crain's as one of Chicago's "Who's Who" for 2010
DSC was named one of the “Top 85 3PL Providers” by Food Logistics magazine, August 2010.
Food Logistics Top 85 3PL
DSC was named one of the “Top 85 3PL Providers” by Food Logistics magazine, August 2010.
SupplyChainBrain 100 Great Supply Chain Partners
DSC was named in SupplyChainBrain magazine's "100 Great Supply Chain Partners," July 2010.
Inbound Logistics Top 100 3PL Provider
DSC was named as a “Top 100 3PL Provider” by Inbound Logistics magazine, July 2010.
Inbound Logistics' 50 Green Supply Chain Partners
DSC was named as one of the “50 Green Supply Chain Partners” by Inbound Logistics magazine, June 2010.
Kellogg Company's First "Builder's Choice" Award Recipient
DSC’s West Jefferson, OH, Logistics Center was presented with Kellogg Company’s inaugural “Builder’s Choice” award for 2009, given for outstanding Display Management.
Kellogg Company's First "Diamond Award" Recipient
DSC Logistics was presented with the newly created “Diamond Club” recognition, designed to recognize diverse partner companies with which Kellogg spends $25 million or more annually.
R.J. Reynolds "Most Valuable Partner" Award
DSC Logistics was honored with a “Most Valuable Partner” award from the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. The award was created several years ago to formally recognize companies that go above and beyond in their work with Reynolds. DSC's partnership with Reynolds began in 2009.
2010 "Pros to Know"
DSC’s CEO Ann Drake has been selected as one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s “2010 Provider Pros to Know.” The “Pros to Know” is a listing of individuals who have personally helped clients address the challenges of the recession and prepare for the recovery ahead.
2009
2009 Green Supply Chain Awards
DSC received this award, highlighting companies that stand out for their projects to incorporate sustainability objectives into their own supply chains or to enable sustainability in their customers’ supply chains from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, November 2009.
2009 Top 50 Logistics Companies
DSC was named in the “50 Top Logistics Companies” by Transport Topics magazine, November 2009.
Top Twenty North American 3PL Warehouse Operators
DSC was named as one of the “Top Twenty North American 3PL Warehouse Operators” by Modern Materials Handling magazine, November 2009.
DC Velocity’s Rainmakers
For the past seven years, DC Velocity has selected supply chain executives as “Rainmakers” for the leadership they provide in the field. In 2009, DSC Logistics’ CEO Ann Drake was named as one of 14 leaders – and the only woman – from across the nation.
Top 100 3PL Providers 2009
DSC was named as one of the “Top 100 3PL Providers” by Inbound Logistics magazine, July 2009.
100 Great Supply Chain Partners
DSC was named in the Supply Chain Brain (formerly Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies) magazine “100 Great Supply Chain Partners,” July 2009.
Top 70 3PL Providers
DSC was named one of the “Top 70 3PL Providers” by Food Logistics magazine, July 2009.
Ann Drake named by Crain’s as one of Chicago’s 2009 “Who’s Who”
For the 14th consecutive year, DSC Logistics’ CEO Ann Drake has been named by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of “the individuals who are shaping Chicago.” Drake has also been featured in Crain’s listing of Chicago’s Largest Privately Held Companies and Largest Woman-Owned Companies.
DSC honored as Platinum Club member
DSC Logistics was honored again in 2009 as one of the founding members of The Kellogg Company’s Platinum Club. The Platinum Club is designed to recognize women and minority businesses doing more than $10 million in business with Kellogg.
Ann Drake honored as Outstanding Leader in Industry by IIT, becomes first woman recognized at the 14th annual event
Ann Drake, CEO of DSC Logistics, was named “Outstanding Leader in Industry” by the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) at the 14th annual Industrial Technology and Management Awards Dinner.
DSC Logistics becomes a SmartWay Transport Partner
PartnerDSC has been accepted into the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry designed to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions, and improve energy security. DSC received certification in two areas; as a logistics provider and a carrier partner.
2008
DSC's McDonough I Logistics Center awarded Kimberly-Clark Health Care 2008 Distribution Center of the Year
The McDonough I Logistics Center outscored other Kimberly-Clark warehouses in the areas of cost measurements, productivity, storage density, order accuracy, on-time shipping, procedures, inventory accuracy, a DC audit and total damage with a final score of over 100% to win the Kimberly-Clark Health Care 2008 Distribution Center of the Year.
MeadWestvaco 2008 Supplier of the Year
MeadWestvaco awarded DSC "2008 Diverse Supplier of the Year" at their 2nd annual Supplier Diversity Summit in February, 2009.
Philip Morris USA “Supplier Achievement Award”
At its annual “Supplier Recognition and Engagement Event” in April 2008, Philip Morris USA presented DSC Logistics with the Supplier Achievement Award in the area of customer service and merchandising.
DSC Honored as Platinum Club member at customer Kellogg’s Million Dollar Club event
DSC Logistics was honored again in 2008 as one of the founding members of The Kellogg Company’s Platinum Club at Kellogg’s Million Dollar Club event on March 12, 2008. The Platinum Club is designed to recognize women and minority businesses doing more than $10 million in business with Kellogg.
“2008 Top 50 Logistics Companies”
DSC was named in the “50 Top Logistics Companies” by Transport Topics magazine, November 2008.
“#1 Woman Owned Business In Illinois, #20 Woman Owned business in the U.S., #40 Diversity Owned Business in the U.S., and #70 Mid-Sized Business in the U.S.”
DSC was acknowledged by DiversityBusiness.com, the largest organization of diversity owned businesses throughout the United States, as one of the top privately-held businesses in the U.S.
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"Top Twenty North American 3PL Warehouse Operators"
DSC was named as one of the “Top Twenty North American 3PL Warehouse Operators” by Modern Materials Handling magazine, November 2008.
"Top 100 3PL Providers 2008"
DSC was named as one of the “Top 100 3PL Providers” by Inbound Logistics magazine, July 2008.
"100 Great Supply Chain Partners"
DSC was named in the Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies magazine “100 Great Supply Chain Partners,” July 2008. The issue also features an article on how DSC has helped customer Tree of Life, distributor of organic, ethnic, specialty and gourmet foods, gain control of its supplier.

"Top 50 3PL Providers"

DSC was named one of the “Top 50 3PL Providers” by Food Logistics magazine, July 2008.

Ann Drake Named By Crain’s as one of Chicago’s “Who’s Who” for 2008
For the 13th consecutive year, DSC Logistics’ CEO Ann Drake has been named by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of “the individuals who are shaping Chicago.” Drake has also been featured in Crain’s listing of Chicago’s Largest Privately Held Companies and Largest Women-Owned Companies.

“125 Most Influential Manufacturing Technology Providers”
DSC was named one of the “125 Most Influential Manufacturing Technology Providers,” and one of nine providers listed under the Logistics & Fulfillment segment by START-IT magazine, March 2008.
2007
“#1 Woman Owned Business In Illinois, #12 Woman Owned business nationwide, #2 Diversity Owned Business in Illinois, #32 Diversity Owned Business nationwide”
DSC was acknowledged by DiversityBusiness.com, the largest organization of diversity owned businesses throughout the United States.

“Top Twenty North American 3PL Warehouse Operators”
DSC was named as one of the “Top Twenty North American 3PL Warehouse Operators” by Modern Materials Handling magazine, November 2007.

“50 2007 Top Logistics Companies”
DSC was named in the “50 Top Logistics Companies” by Transport Topics magazine, September 2007.
DSC’s McDonough I Logistics Center awarded Kimberly-Clark Health Care 2007 Distribution Center of the Year
The McDonough I Logistics Center outscored the other facilities in the areas of picking accuracy, procedures, inventory (book-to-book and random audit), repack and product damage with a final score of 99.3467% to win the Kimberly-Clark Health Care 2007 Distribution Center of the Year.
Kellogg's 2007 "Top Gun Award"
The Kellogg Company honored DSC's Columbus, Ohio, Logistics Center with its 2007 “Top Gun Award” in the retail category for excellence in service, cost, quality and innovation.
“Top 100 3PL Providers 2007”
DSC was named as one of the “Top 100 3PL Providers” by Inbound Logistics magazine, July 2007.
“100 Best Supply Chain Partners”
DSC was named in the Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies magazine “100 Best Supply Chain Partners,” July 2007.
“50 Leading 3PL Pros”
DSC was named one of the “50 Leading 3PL Pros” by Food Logistics magazine, July 2007.
“125 Most Influential Manufacturing Technology Providers”
DSC was named one of the “125 Most Influential Manufacturing Technology Providers,” and one of nine providers listed under the Logistics & Fulfillment segment by START-IT magazine, March 2007.

WOW! Women and Diversity Facts 2006 Sponsor
DSC was s sponsor of WOW! Women and Diversity Facts 2006, published jointly by Diversity Best Practices and Business Women’s Network. The publication is a compilation of diversity demographics and trends.

2006 et al  
Kellogg’s Platinum Club
DSC Logistics was honored as one of the founding members of The Kellogg Company’s 2006 Platinum Club, designed to recognize women and minority businesses doing more than $10 million in business with Kellogg.
“2006 Business Woman of the Year”
CEO Ann Drake was named “2006 Business Woman of the Year” by the Southland Chamber of Commerce, April 2006.
“Outstanding Women Business Owners”
CEO Ann Drake was named by Diversity Edge magazine as one of “Ten Outstanding Women Business Owners,” Spring 2006.
Kimberly-Clark 2005 “Warehouse of the Year”
DSC’s McDonough, GA, Logistics Center was named Kimberly-Clark 2005 “Warehouse of the Year.” McDonough scored 100% on K-C’s scorecard of measurements.

Kimberly-Clark 2005 “DC of the Year for Inventory Control”
DSC’s Roanoke, TX, Logistics Center was named Kimberly-Clark 2005 “DC of the Year for Inventory Control” for achieving 12 straight months of 100% accuracy.

Unilever Bestfoods 2005 “Warehouse of the Year”
DSC’s Tracy, CA, Logistics Center received Unilever Bestfoods 2005 “Warehouse of the Year” award for providing outstanding service and producing excellent results, including inventory accuracy of 99.99%.
DSC Logistics helps Georgia-Pacific win Wal-Mart’s 2005 “Supplier of the Year”
Georgia-Pacific’s consumer products retail business was recognized by its biggest customer, Wal-Mart, as 2005 “Supplier of the Year.” DSC’s Allentown, PA, and Fairburn, GA, Logistics Centers helped demonstrate DSC’s commitment to our customers’ success.
Kellogg’s 2004 “Top Gun Award”
DSC’s Allentown and Columbus Logistics Centers received Kellogg’s 2004 “Top Gun Award” for excellence in service, cost, quality and innovation.
Multifoods 2003 and 2004 “Facility of the Year”
DSC’s Roanoke, Texas, Logistics Center received the 2003 and 2004 “Facility of the Year Award” from Multifoods. Roanoke, consistently ranked in 1st Place on the Multifoods scorecard, was followed closely by our Jackson Logistics Center.
Weaver Popcorn 2003 “Trail Ends Warehouse of the Year”
DSC’s Tracy, CA, Logistics Center won Weaver Popcorn’s 2003 “Trail Ends Warehouse of the Year Award” for excellence in customer service, product handling, flexibility and an overall superior performance.
Kimberly-Clark 2000, 2001 and 2002 “Warehouse of the Year”
DSC’s Mira Loma, CA, Logistics Center was named “Warehouse of the Year” by the Kimberly-Clark Professional Division for 2000, 2001 and 2002.


Certifications

ISO 9001:2000
DSC Logistics has implemented a management system for internationally recognized service quality that is certified to the ISO 9001:2000 standard. This certification was awarded to our Colonial Heights, VA, Huntersville, NC, and Greensboro, NC, Logistics Centers by the Preferred Registrar Group, an accredited member of The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board.

AIB Certified (American Institute of Baking)
All required food-grade DSC Logistics Centers are AIB certified.

ASI Certified (American Standards Institute)
DSC’s Des Plaines, Illinois, Logistics Center is ASI certified.

NSF Certified (NSF-Cook & Thurber)
DSC’s Arlington, Texas Logistics Center is NSF certified.

FDA Compliant
DSC Logistics Centers provide a secure environment for food, healthcare, electronics and high value consumer goods in addition to compliance with Security requirements for Public Health Safety and Bio-Terrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 and 49 CFR Hazardous Material Regulations.

Convenience and Necessity, Permit, License
Certification by the Surface Transportation Board authorizes DSC to operate as a Common and Contract Carrier and as a Broker.

Partner with HazMat Certified carriers
These partnerships authorize DSC to manage the transportation of hazardous materials.

Medical Device Distributor license
DSC’s Roanoke, Texas Logistics Center is a licensed Medical Device Distributor under the Texas Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act.

Pharmaceutical wholesale distributor license – pending
DSC’s pharmaceutical products wholesaler license is pending with the California State Board of Pharmacy.

Individual U.S. Customs Broker license
This license demonstrates DSC's expertise in customs regulations.

Foreign Trade Zone Certified
DSC’s Joliet Logistics Center is certified and activated as a Foreign Trade Zone.

Women’s Business Enterprise Certified
DSC Logistics is certified as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the Women's Business Development Center (WBDC). WBDC is the Chicago affiliate of WBENC, the largest third-party certifier of U.S. businesses owned and operated by women.

Federal and State Tax Exemptions
DSC has several facilities in geographies in which the Triple Freeport Inventory Tax Exemption is granted. Triple Freeport Inventory Tax Exemption, which applies to local taxing jurisdictions – city, county and school district -- allows companies meeting certain criteria to eliminate inventory tax on product that leaves the state of Texas within 175 days.