August 17, 2015: Accenture has acquired Total Logistics, an independent logistics and supply chain consultancy based in Wokingham, UK.
Accenture will leverage Total Logistics' supply chain and logistics strengths to support clients in the retail and consumer goods industries. Over time, Accenture will extend Total Logistics' capabilities to life sciences, automotive and industrial equipment sectors.
"Consumers' expectations to shop using any channel they choose and still get fast and reliable delivery poses logistical and financial challenges for retailers," said Lucy Larkin, managing director in Accenture's Retail practice in the UK. "In this environment, it becomes critical for retailers to transform their supply chain models to enable a more real-time, digitally enabled service. The acquisition of Total Logistics ensures that we are well-equipped to help our clients achieve better business outcomes from their digital transformation programs."
Total Logistics is the second acquisition that Accenture has made recently in the UK to strengthen its retail and consumer goods capabilities and enhance its strategic consulting capabilities in supply chain and logistics. In June, the company acquired Javelin Group, a UK-based retail strategy consulting and digital transformation services provider.
Accenture employs more than 336,000 people serving clients in over 120 countries. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014.