Accenture, a global management consulting and technology services company, was awarded a new four-year, $73 million contract from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to improve its energy supply chain.
The DLA’s energy supply chain will link up with Accenture’s enterprise business system (EBS) program to help with the agency’s 54,000 requisitions and 8,000 contracts per day.
Under Accenture’s system in 2007, two of the DLA’s major legacy systems – a database mainframe – were replaced and seven of DLA’s supply chains were integrated. The system also brought more efficient and dependable supply chain support to U.S. military services.
Energy, which comprises all fuel commodities and related processes, is the last component of the DLA’s supply chain system.
“Bringing energy into the EBS environment is DLA’s final step in achieving a leading-edge logistics system,” said Lisa Mascolo, managing director for Accenture’s U.S. federal practice.
By working with DLA EBS personnel and Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) fuels managers, the Accenture team will create a client-specific oil solution to meet requirements.
The combined solution will make operations more streamlined, integrate financial activities and reduce the cost of systems support. When plans are completed, DLA will add more than $18 billion in traceable items to its integrated logistics supply chain.
“We look forward to helping DLA and DESC continue providing for America’s armed forces through an efficient, effective and reliable supply chain that meets the ever changing needs of DLA’s customers.”