Accenture has won a four-year, $73 million contract from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency to integrate its energy supply chain with its enterprise business system program, the consulting company said Tuesday.
Accenture introduced the business system in 2000 and updated it in 2007 with the goal of making the U.S. military's supply chain more efficient and reliable. Integrating energy, including fuel commodities, is the last component that needs to be added.
When the project is finished, the Defense Logistics Agency will have added more than $18 billion in traceable items to its supply chain, Accenture said. The agency averages 54,000 orders and 8,000 contracts per day and manages 520,000 shipments annually.