Accenture acquires GRA boosting ANZ supply chain operations

By Georgia Wilson
Latest acquisition made by Accenture boosts the consulting company’s supply chain operations in Australia...

Latest announcement made by Accenture, reports that the consulting company has acquired GRA, an Australian based supply chain and logistics consulting firm. In acquiring the firm, Accenture strengthen;s its supply chain and operations capabilities for its public and private sector clients to address complex demands for dynamic customer experiences and responsible practices.

“The pandemic has accelerated the need for businesses to transform their supply chains to become more customer-focused, agile, and socially responsible with the flexibility to withstand future disruptions. The addition of GRA will expand our supply chain and operations capabilities to help clients with their transformation to intelligent, customer-centric supply chains supporting profitable growth,” commented Tara Brady, country managing director for Accenture in Australia & New Zealand.

Who is GRA?

Founded in 1997, GRA operates from Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane with a team of 50. Its specialties include end-to-end supply chain and logistics strategies and operations, working with government, aerospace and defence, and consumer goods industries.  

“We are looking forward to starting a new chapter with Accenture and contributing our skills, culture and extensive supply chain capabilities to Accenture’s substantive network of clients and partners. With supply chains across sectors at a pivotal junction, we are confident that this combination will enable both our team and clients to continue to grow and innovate at an accelerated pace,” added Carter McNabb, a founding partner at GRA.

Whilst the terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, acquiring GRA follows multiple investments made by Accenture in Australia and New Zealand in the last 18 months including: Olikka, Zag, Icon Integration, AlphaBeta, Apis Group, and Analytics8.

“GRA brings deep knowledge and skills in supply chain strategy, planning and execution that complement our existing capabilities, and we are delighted to welcome them to the team. Their successful track record of delivering value across a range of industries is exceptional, and we are excited about the potential and opportunity this combination presents,” concluded Louise May, who leads Strategy & Consulting for Accenture in Australia & New Zealand.

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