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Accenture to Acquire Blue Horseshoe, Deepening Customer-Centric Supply Chain Transformation Capabilities

Accenture | August 05, 2021

Accenture has agreed to acquire Blue Horseshoe, a supply chain management and strategy consulting firm and systems integrator specializing in fulfillment and distribution solutions. Blue Horseshoe helps clients across industries, including food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, retail distribution, and transportation and logistics, define and plan their enterprise strategy, connect and collaborate with business applications, and optimize and execute supply chain operations. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2001, Blue Horseshoe is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, with additional offices in Ohio, Colorado and North Carolina, as well as Amsterdam in The Netherlands and Tallinn in Estonia. Blue Horseshoe’s team of 349 people will join Accenture’s Supply Chain & Operations group, expanding its capabilities for helping clients create supply chains that are interconnected, intelligent and innovative.

“To be competitive, companies need to transform their supply chains to deliver the innovative and hyper-personalized products, services and experiences that are in high demand—and fulfillment is core to that transformation,” said Renato Scaff, Accenture’s Supply Chain & Operations North America lead. “Blue Horseshoe’s deep fulfillment consulting experience and methodologies support Accenture’s vision for building customer-centric, resilient and responsible supply chains that benefit people, society and the planet.”

Offering cloud-based solutions for supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, warehouse management and transportation management systems, Blue Horseshoe helps clients transform their businesses and deliver growth-led supply chains. Accenture and Blue Horseshoe also share key ecosystem partnerships with software application, hardware, and cloud platform providers. Blue Horseshoe is a Microsoft Inner Circle Partner with specialization in Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, Oracle NetSuite and Manhattan supply chain applications.

“For two decades, we’ve worked with clients to build connectedness, efficiency and automation across their enterprise and supply chain operations,” said Chris Cason, CEO, Blue Horseshoe. “As part of Accenture, we will bring increased scale and combined expertise to help clients put in place next generation supply chain and fulfillment strategies that meet customer expectations and support business growth.”

About Accenture
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 569,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities

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We have broken up the benchmarking process into 12 easy steps. Whether you are responsible for ocean freight, logistics handling or any other part of the supply chain, these 12 steps to benchmarking anything in your supply chain can help you get started. The key to remember is that we can always check the health of our processes and find ways to improve. We owe it ourselves to find out how we are doing and we are also owed the ability to get factual information which will help us improve.

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