Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, has selected Accenture to scale up and enhance its future-ready supply chain.
Accenture said the program will include supply chain strategy, planning optimization, logistics cost optimization and development of digital supply chain suite, enabling Hero MotoCorp to manage the increasing complexity in products, markets, and supply chain networks, while driving cost reduction.
Ram Kuppuswamy, chief procurement & supply chain officer, Hero MotoCorp, said, “As we expand our global footprint and foray into electric vehicles, navigating the complex global supply chain network will be crucial in driving our future growth.”
Accenture will use its zero-based supply chain (ZBSC) approach to facilitate Hero MotoCorp’s cost optimization efforts across its supply chain. It will deploy a supply chain control tower, powered by data and analytics, to enable better supply chain and logistics planning.
The digital supply chain platform, using artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities, will provide Hero MotoCorp’s business decision makers visibility across the company’s operations. Accenture will help Hero MotoCorp train its workforce and build the right capabilities across supply chain planning and logistics functions as well as in data and analytics.
“Our program will provide Hero MotoCorp with improved visibility across its supply chain, enabling the company to better meet its customer requirements and quickly respond to ongoing disruption while significantly optimizing supply chain costs,” Manish Chandra, Accenture’s supply chain & operations lead in India, said.
India-based Hero MotoCorp has eight manufacturing facilities, including six in India, and one each in Colombia and Bangladesh. Hero MotoCorp has two R&D facilities — the Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in India and Tech Centre Germany (TCG) near Munich.