Mar 2, 2021

Accenture acquires GRA boosting ANZ supply chain operations

Accenture
GRA
Australia
Supplychain
Georgia Wilson
2 min
Luke Tomkin (GRA), Steven Bray (GRA), Louise May (Accenture) & Carter McNabb (GRA)
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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Jul 25, 2021

People Moves: Kuehne+Nagel, Asuccini, Algo

supplychain
Procurement
KuehneNagel
Logistics
2 min
Stay up to date on the latest supply chain executive moves and promotions, including Kuehne+Nagel, Algo, and Asuccini LLC

Peer Gjeow Rasmussen

Kuehne+Nagel


Was: Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel India
Now: Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel Singapore and Malaysia 

Skilled in freight forwarding, logistics management, and international logistics, Peer Gjeow Rasmussen has worked for almost two decades to make Kuehne+Nagel a global leader in supply chain. With experience in Thailand, China, Denmark, the USA, and India, Rasmussen is poised to excel in the company’s diverse Singapore and Malaysia divisions. Said Jens Drewes, President of Kuehne+Nagel Asia-Pacific: "Peer’s proven leadership will ensure continued strategic growth and success." 

 

Heidi Turk

Algo


Was: SVP Supply Chain, NBC Universal
Now: Chief Customer Success Officer, Algo


Heidi Turk has been named Chief Customer Success Officer at Algo, a leading supply chain intelligence SaaS solutions provider. Prior to joining Algo, Turk spent the 23 years with NBC Universal, most recently as SVP Supply Chain.

Amjad Hussain, Chairman, founder and CEO, said: “Heidi’s deep knowledge of hard-goods manufacturing, distribution and retail channel operations will take Algo's white-glove, customer-centric service and support to the next level."


Jim Vrtis

Asuccini 


Now: Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Asuccini

Jim Vrtis has been elected to the board of directors at Asuccini LLC, the leading international logistics transportation management software company. Vrtis will join as the Vice Chairman, and continue his role as CEO at Artemis ABA Inc. 

Vrtis has more than 20 years of industry experience working in transportation and logistics. Ashkan Shamili, Founder & CEO, said: “With the addition of Jim to our Board, we are committed to providing our customers with an innovative customised transportation management system built in the Salesforce cloud and tailored to the way our customers run their business.”

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