The deal is expected to expand Accenture’s capabilities to help clients create interconnected and intelligent supply chains
Professional services company Accenture has agreed to acquire supply chain management and strategy consulting firm Blue Horseshoe for an undisclosed sum.
Founded in 2001, Blue Horseshoe also specialises in fulfilment and distribution solutions. It serves clients across food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, retail distribution, and transportation and logistics industries.
The company offers cloud-based solutions for supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, warehouse management and transportation management systems.
The solutions are designed to enable clients to define and plan enterprise strategy, connect and collaborate with business applications as well as optimise supply chain operations.
With headquarters in Carmel, Indiana, Blue Horseshoe has offices in Ohio, Colorado and North Carolina, as well as Amsterdam in The Netherlands and Tallinn in Estonia.
Following the completion of the transaction, the company’s team of 349 people will be moved to Accenture’s supply chain and operations group.
The acquisition is expected to expand Accenture’s capabilities to help clients create interconnected and intelligent supply chains.
Accenture’s supply chain and operations North America lead Renato Scaff said: “To be competitive, companies need to transform their supply chains to deliver the innovative and hyper-personalised products, services and experiences that are in high demand – and fulfilment is core to that transformation.
“Blue Horseshoe’s deep fulfilment consulting experience and methodologies support Accenture’s vision for building customer-centric, resilient and responsible supply chains that benefit people, society and the planet.”
Separately, Salt River Project (SRP) has teamed up with Accenture to enhance the employee experience by consolidating its human resources (HR) systems into an integrated cloud-first solution.
The partnership has helped SRP, one of the largest public utilities in the US, to replace disparate legacy HR systems and processes with a new solution that is hosted in the cloud and powered by SAP SuccessFactors software.
The solution has also enabled SRP to gain digital capabilities for employee self-service, payroll, taxes, auditing, compliance, vacation, and time management.