Australia’s Supply Chain Cover and Crimson & Co now fully integrated
Crimson & Co, the global supply chain consultancy, has announced that Australia’s Supply Chain Cover is now fully integrated into its business. This is the culmination of a strong working relationship, which will allow the global business to build on its offering of best-in-class supply chain consultancy for global, UK and Australasian businesses.
Crimson & Co embarked on a global expansion strategy in 2014, which included opening a new office in Singapore and being joined in North America and India by The Progress Group and in Australia and New Zealand by Supply Chain Cover. In 2015 it expanded into Latin America by opening an office in Brazil. Following 16 months together, Supply Chain Cover is now taking the next step and becoming fully part of the Crimson & Co global business.
As of 25th February 2016, Supply Chain Cover will officially become part of the Crimson & Co business for Australia and New Zealand. Located in Melbourne and Sydney, Crimson & Co’s Australasian operation will advise clients across Australia and New Zealand on procurement, planning, manufacturing, logistics, supply chain systems and supply chain strategy.
Crimson & Co’s operations in Australia and New Zealand will be led by Frans Verheij and Peter Quine. Both directors have extensive experience in worldwide supply chain development and consultancy and head up a team with over 200 years’ supply chain experience across Australia and New Zealand.
Crimson & Co’s Global CEO, Richard Powell, commented: “Today’s announcement celebrates the success of the particularly close relationship between Supply Chain Cover and Crimson & Co over the past year. We share a common approach to consulting and a single belief that the only thing that matters is making a real difference for our clients. We are thrilled that Supply Chain Cover has integrated into our global business.”
Supply Chain Cover founder Frans Verheij commented: “We are building on the strong foundation and exceptional team we have developed over the past eight years as Supply Chain Cover. We are now taking the next step in our development by joining Crimson & Co. The decision to become a Crimson & Co business was simple and logical and we are excited about the long-term prospects for our local and global clients and our people.”
Accenture Acquires SCM Software Firm Blue Horseshoe
Accenture has announced its acquisition of Blue Horseshoe, a US-based supply chain management software provider and consultancy firm.
Upon completion, Blue Horseshoe’s 349 professionals will join Accenture’s Supply Chain & Operations group, expanding the professional services group’s capabilities to create more interconnected and resilient supply chains for clients.
“To be competitive, companies need to transform their supply chains to deliver the innovative and hyper-personalised products, services and experiences that are in high demand—and fulfilment is core to that transformation,” said Renato Scaff, Accenture’s Supply Chain & Operations North America lead. “Blue Horseshoe’s deep fulfilment consulting experience and methodologies support Accenture’s vision for building customer-centric, resilient and responsible supply chains that benefit people, society and the planet.”
Who are Blue Horseshoe?
- Founded: 2001
- CEO: Chris Cason
- Employees: 349
- Offices: 4 in USA, 1 in Amsterdam, 1 in Estonia
- Key customers: Lids, Pabst Brewing Co., Half Price Books, Britax, Major Brands
Founded in 2001 in Indiana, USA, Blue Horseshoe now operates from six offices across the US and Europe. The company provides cloud-based solutions for supply chain management, ERP, warehouse management and transportation management systems, including its own Supply Chain Cloud platform, as well as Oracle NetSuite and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management as a Microsoft Inner Circle Partner.
Blue Horseshoe specialises in fulfilment and distribution solutions, with expertise in the food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, and retail distribution industries. Over the past 20 years, the company has improved around 700 supply chains, including those of leading companies such as fashion retailer Lids, cosmetics company Regis Corporation, Pabst Brewing Co., and family-owned bookstore chain Half Price Books.
“For two decades, we’ve worked with clients to build connectedness, efficiency and automation across their enterprise and supply chain operations,” said Chris Cason, CEO, Blue Horseshoe. “As part of Accenture, we will bring increased scale and combined expertise to help clients put in place next generation supply chain and fulfillment strategies that meet customer expectations and support business growth.”
Accenture's acquisition of Blue Horseshoe is subject to customary closing conditions.