Top 10 Consulting Companies: Cognizant
Cognizant serves a range...
Cognizant serves a range of different industries, such as manufacturing, oil & gas and transportation & logistics. Its consulting business empowers organisations to engage with people and uncover insight from data to shape the products, services and experiences they offer. The organisation recognises that speed is critical to all successful supply chains, and combines human insights with advanced technologies in order to create greater efficiency and provide quicker time to market at a reduced cost. The firm primarily has three key practice areas that covers its business — digital business, digital operations and digital systems and technology.
Cognizant believes in the power of digital transformation. It offers insight to transformation, transformation enablement, workforce transformation, change adoption and managed innovation. The company also prides itself on its customer-centric approach. Through its digital strategy, Cognizant helps clients to transform their business, operating and technology models in the digital era. This is done by Cognizant Digital Business, Cognizant Digital Operations and Cognizant Digital Systems and Technology. Cognizant’s diverse team puts a great emphasis on:
Insight: Cognizant puts real, direct, live research of the target audiences at the heart of all projects and engagement. This begins through ethnographic and anthropological research and takes those insights as the north star for all projects.
Customer Experience: Cognizant ensures all its approaches, products and deliverables use human-centered design principles. This begins with design thinking as the essential process to everything the company does.
Employee Experience: The company allows clients to understand how to create the right teams, encourage the right skill set and enable the necessary organisational adjustments to allow human ability to be recognised a cornerstone for a cultural change.
Key facts and figures
Global revenue 2019: US$16.8bn
CEO: Brian Humphries
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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.