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U.S. Department of Defense Awards Accenture Forecasting Improvement Contract



  U.S. Department of Defense Awards Accenture Forecasting Improvement Contract

 Work will focus on using advanced analytics to improve supply chain cost and
                                 performance

Business Wire

ARLINGTON, Va. -- August 14, 2012

The U.S. Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense has awarded
Accenture Federal Services a two-year contract to identify ways that will
improve forecasting techniques throughout the U.S. Department of Defense
(DOD). 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.

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.

“As budgets continue to shrink and demand for smart business decisions
increases, analytics and simulation are essential tools to accelerate and
improve supply chain systems,” said John Goodman, who leads Accenture’s
defense and intelligence business.

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.

Learn more about Accenture’s defense work, from Insights to Outcomes, its work
with federal agencies and delivering Public Service of the Future.

About Accenture

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.

Contact:

Accenture
Joanne Veto, 202-300-8449
joanne.m.veto@accenture.com
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