IT services provider Accenture announced its deal to acquire Total Logistics, a logistics and supply chain consultancy based in the UK.
The acquisition of Wokingham-based Total Logistics will enhance the ability of Accenture to assist companies in industries – particularly retail and consumer goods – to provide their customers with interactive shopping experiences on any device.
Accenture Consulting, which assists clients to transform to compete in today’s digital world, will use Total Logistics’ capabilities to improve revenue. Accenture will leverage Total Logistics’ supply chain and logistics strengths to support clients in the retail and consumer goods industries. Accenture will extend Total Logistics’ capabilities to industries such as life sciences, automotive and industrial equipment.
Lucy Larkin, managing director in Accenture’s Retail practice in the UK, said: “Retailers need 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.”
In June, Accenture acquired Javelin Group, a UK-based retail strategy consulting and digital transformation services provider.
Meanwhile, CA Technologies has completed the acquisition of privately held Xceedium, a provider of privileged identity management solutions that protect on-premise, cloud and hybrid IT environments.