Top 10 Consulting Companies: Accenture
Founded in 1989, Accenture works with clients across a diverse range of industries to deliver innovative supply chain strategies that encourage profitable growth in new and existing markets. Accenture believes that “companies need less of a supply chain and more of a supply network - able to move flexibly and capitalise on new innovations and respond to digital disruption.” Accenture is committed to empowering its customers to achieve high performance through supply chain mastery. The organisation works with its clients to introduce and implement innovative solutions that align operating models to support business strategies, optimise global operations and enhance the skills and capabilities of supply chain operations.
Accenture Strategy combines global industry experience and skills in supply chain strategy to allow organisations to transform their supply chain capabilities. Accenture strives to deliver great customer service. Its service offerings are differentiated in the marketplace because they embody all of the capabilities required to drive an end-to-end, value-based approach. Accenture seeks to meet customer demand through its collaboration with clients to address key areas such as:
Enabling growth, rapidly responding to changes in the workplace.
Configuring the Supply Network adapted to business needs.
Gaining end-to-end visibility.
Managing short-term volatility.
Drive competitiveness through:
Reducing supply chain complexity.
Reducing costs to improve profitability.
Leveraging digital technologies to generate competitive advantage.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Julie Sweet
Chief Procurement Officer (CPO): Kai Nowosel
Mission: “We take responsibility for the future of the company and the planet seriously, which is why we hire the best people, leverage our global reach even as we respect the individual, and ensure everything we do - for our clients, people and communities - is done with integrity.”
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5 minutes with: Ivalua’s Sundar Kamak
Who are you?
My name is Sundar Kamak, I’m Head of Manufacturing Solutions at Ivalua. I’ve been with the company for around two years now, and I’m responsible for our industry solutions and our pre-sales team. Before joining Ivalua I spent almost 20 years in the source-to-pay procurement space, working for a number of providers. But I got my career started in manufacturing and supply chain, specifically in automotive and aerospace.
And what is currently taking up the majority of your professional time?
The last year I've been focused in helping organisations put together a digital transformation strategy, especially manufacturing companies, so they can continue to address some of the challenges they face due to the COVID pandemic.
The traditional approach of engineers designing their latest product then procurement going off to source no longer works
What are the biggest challenges facing your corner of supply chain?
We have a lot of clients coming from different backgrounds - aerospace, high-tech, automotive - and they’re feeling the pressure and the crunch. There’s a lack of product, lack of material availability, lack of resources, labour shortages. So, I work with the leadership in these organisations, try to understand what problems they're looking to solve and come back with Ivalua solutions that can help them address some of these challenges.
Where do the biggest opportunities lie?
If we look at manufacturing, it all comes back to procurement and supply chain being involved sooner in the process. The traditional approach of engineers designing their latest product then procurement going off to source no longer works. It’s important to treat suppliers like partners, which means you build trust, so they can participate very early on in the product design and product development process. It’s not done consistently in the manufacturing sector, but it will be key.