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Department of Defense Hires Accenture to Help With Supply Chain Analytics
August 15, 2012
The United States Department of Defense has hired Accenture to improve the efficiency of its supply chain systems. Under the terms of the two year contract, Accenture will be developing new forecasting tools the DoD will be able to use to assess the life-cycles of weapons and other capital.
John Goodman, leader of Accenture’s sector for defense and intelligence, said that new analytics tools are going to be more necessary in the coming years. Government budgets continue to shrink. The Department of Defense will be forced to utilize its existing tools more efficiently and find new ways to get the most out of its existing systems.
The process will involve identifying when a weapon has been fielded, operational requirements have been met and when it needs to be retired from use. This will help the department assess how long a system will be in place for and when new orders need to be placed.
The Department of Defense chose to commission Accenture because of the firm’s long-term relationship with the federal government. Over 20 other federal agencies have worked closely with Accenture to implement technology solutions to run their departments more efficiently.