[April 09, 2007]

Accenture Bags U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Contract

NFVZone Contributing Editor
Accenture recently won a five year contract by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to provide business systems integration, systems engineering and application management services.
Valued at $155 million, this base contract has options that can be extended by another five years.
The Enterprise Business System (EBS) integration and sustainment contract will assist DLA’s modernization efforts and provide application management support for the agency's enterprise systems.
In 2000, Accenture won the DLA business systems modernization (BSM) contract and delivered a new SAP-based system that transformed DLA's supply chain operations.
Building upon DLA’s modernization efforts, the new EBS integration and sustainment capability will further enhance the agency’s supply chains.
Accenture and DLA will now work together to deliver new capabilities to provide more efficient, effective and reliable supply-chain support to the military services and America’s soldiers.
DLA’s multiple logistics systems will be modernized into a single, integrated end-to-end system. This will extend business functions based on leading practices and replace legacy software systems with commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software.
Accenture will also help DLA to implement its strategy and direction for future modernization efforts. The company will also assist DLA in performing its expanded mission under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005 Commission recommendations, where DLA will assume specific procurement responsibilities for the military services.
In order to support DLA’s mission-critical supply chain systems, Accenture will also provide application-management services.
“As a result of the United States' growing military obligations as well as Base Realignment and Closure requirements, DLA's global mission continues to expand,” said Eric Stange, managing director of Accenture's defense practice, in a press release.
He continued: “Our supply chain expertise and unique understanding of DLA’s technical environment make us well positioned to help the agency achieve its mission of supporting America’s warfighters around the globe.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.

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