IT services provider Accenture has acquired UK-based Total Logistics, a logistics and supply chain consultancy services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

The acquisition will strengthen Accenture’s supply chain capabilities as well as enhance its ability to assist companies across multiple industries- particularly retail and consumer goods- provide their customers with interactive shopping experiences on any device.  

Total Logistics has years of experience working with clients to optimize their distribution networks and improve the performance of their supply chains. It helps retailers and suppliers move their products more smoothly through the supply chain, enabling them to enhance services performance while reducing operational costs.

Accenture will leverage Total Logistics’ supply chain and logistics strengths to support clients in the retail and consumer goods industries, as well as to other industries- life sciences, automotive and industrial equipment.

Lucy Larkin, managing director in Accenture’s Retail practice in the UK, said in statement: Consumers’ expectations to shop using any channel they choose and still get fast and reliable delivery poses logistical and financial challenges for retailers”, and also added “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.”

Andy Keith, managing director of Total Logistics, said in a  statement: “Total Logistics has more than 25 years of experience working with clients on strategy, design and implementation in the supply chain and logistics sector. As part of Accenture – with its broad industry skills and global reach – we will be able to help clients transform their businesses and make sure they are prepared to better serve their customers both now and in the future.”

Total Logistics is Accenture’s latest and second acquisition in UK. In June, it acquired UK-based Javelin Group, a retail strategy consulting and digital transformation services provider. Other recent acquisitions include EnergyQuote, JHA, Solium, Brightstep and PacificLink. 

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. It has more than 336,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. It collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. 

Wokingham-based Total Logistics is a leading independent logistics and supply chain consultancy that works with top companies from across the world. The company has a strong record of successful project delivery, it has completed 1,000 projects in more than 40 countries over 25 years.

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