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Accenture: Forecasting Improvement Contract Awarded
August 16, 2012
By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
A two-year contract to identify ways that will improve forecasting techniques throughout the U.S. Department of Defense has been awarded to Accenture. The U.S. Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense has awarded Accenture Federal Services the contract and Accenture will work with forecasting, inventory and metrics leads from all branches of the military and the Defense Logistics Agency to baseline current practices for forecasting Department of Defense inventory.
Accenture’s federal business serves every cabinet-level department and 20 of the largest federal organizations. The U.S. federal portfolio spans across clients in civilian, defense, intelligence and public safety agencies.
Work will focus on the lifecycle of an item or weapons system: when it is fully fielded, has an established operational requirement, when it is being phased out of operations. Accenture will use advanced analytics and simulation tools to determine how enhanced forecasting processes may help improve forecast accuracy, inventory levels and supply chain performance.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 249,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US $25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Its home page is www.accenture.com.