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Accenture to acquire Blue Horseshoe

The acquired firm will become part of Accenture's Supply Chain and Operations group.

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Accenture has agreed to acquire Blue Horseshoe, a US-based supply chain management and strategy consulting firm and systems integrator. Terms of the deal have not been made public.

Blue Horseshoe specialises in fulfilment and distribution solutions, and claims to help clients define and plan their enterprise strategy, connect and collaborate with business applications, as well as optimise and execute supply chain operations.

The company offers cloud-based solutions for supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, warehouse management, and transportation management systems — ultimately helping customers to deliver growth-led supply chains.

Accenture said the addition of Blue Horseshoe will deepen its customer-centric supply chain transformation capabilities.

“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,” said Renato Scaff, Accenture’s Supply Chain and Operations North America lead.

“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.”

Blue Horseshoe was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, with offices in Ohio, Colorado, North Carolina, as well as European bases in Amsterdam and Tallinn.

Accenture and Blue Horseshoe already share key ecosystem partnerships in software application, hardware, and cloud platform providers. Now, the firm’s 349 staff will join Accenture’s Supply Chain and Operations group, expanding its capabilities for helping clients create interconnected and intelligent supply chains.

Blue Horseshoe is also a Microsoft Inner Circle Partner with specialisation 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 at 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 fulfilment strategies that meet customer expectations and support business growth.”

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