Accenture acquires supply chain firm Blue Horseshoe

  • August 9, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Professional services company Accenture is to acquire Blue Horseshoe, an Inidiana-based supply chain management and strategy consulting firm and systems integrator specialising in fulfilment and distribution.

Blue Horseshoe helps clients across industries, including food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, retail distribution, and transportation and logistics, define and plan their enterprise strategy, connect and collaborate with business applications, and optimise and execute supply chain operations.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2001, Blue Horseshoe is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, with offices in Ohio, Colorado and North Carolina, as well as Amsterdam and Tallinn, Estonia. Blue Horseshoe’s team of 349 people will join Accenture’s supply chain and operations group, expanding its capabilities for helping clients create supply chains that are interconnected, intelligent and innovative.

“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 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.”

Offering cloud-based supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, warehouse management and transportation management systems, Blue Horseshoe helps clients transform their businesses and deliver growth-led supply chains. Accenture and Blue Horseshoe also share key ecosystem partnerships with software application, hardware and cloud platform providers. Blue Horseshoe is 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 of 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.”

Completion of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.

Accenture is a Dublin-based professional services company with capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining experience and skills across more than 40 industries, it offers strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations services. It employs 569,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.