Accenture Academy clients are realizing significant benefits in enhancing the specialty skills of their people, engaging top talent and improving organizational performance:
A global leader in biopharmaceuticals with annual revenue of more than $51 billion and 78,000 employees worldwide used Accenture Academy to build its people's skills in leadership and management, thereby improving the speed and quality of project delivery across the organization.
Executives at the world's largest discount retailer determined that company-wide skills in replenishment management were less advanced than those in other areas. The company's response was to retain Accenture Academy to upskill selected employees in a wide range of inventory-management processes. The net effect is that the retailer has been able to build more sophisticated supplier relationships, make better decisions and identify even more ways to leverage supply-chain excellence to increase growth, profitability and competitive differentiation.
A major US packaging company wanted to use its talent to build competitive advantage, reach new customers and expand markets. It partnered with Accenture Academy to build and deliver a talent-development program focused on improving leadership and management skills across a range of disciplines. The benefits of this new focus on talent management is clear, as identified skills gaps were closed by 28 percent in the first year alone. The investment is credited with helping the company meet and exceed its strategic goals in a challenging economic environment.
Seeking a comprehensive and consistent approach to talent development, one of the world's largest brewing companies turned to Accenture Academy to prepare its workforce for a major new technology implementation. By implementing a customized upskilling program covering all aspects of management—from supply and demand planning to inventory management—Accenture helped the firm dramatically improve its overall supply-chain management. By strengthening these capabilities, the brewer has also seen improvements in inventory management and working capital.