Accenture to Help DoD with Supply Chain Analytics, Forecasting; John Goodman Comments

Accenture's federal services unit will help the Defense Department use forecasting to evaluate lifecycle items or weapons systems, the company announced Tuesday.

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense awarded the company a two-year contract to identify how the department can use forecasting tools for assessing supply chain and performance.

“As budgets continue to shrink and demand for smart business decisions increases, analytics and simulation are essential tools to accelerate and improve supply chain systems,“ said John Goodman, Accenture's defense and intelligence business lead.

The company with forecasting, inventory and metric leads from all military branches and the Defense Logistics Agency to establish baseline practices for forecasting the department’s inventory.

Last week, the company announced it will provide operational training and assisting to the FBI for Microsoft products.

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