Pivoting in a pandemic
Accenture collaborated with Blue Diamond Growers to design, build and launch a globally scalable, customer-centric, flexible supply chain planning solution based on SAP® Integrated Business Planning (IBP). Accenture’s virtual training ensured the entire Blue Diamond Growers team was proficient in the solution well ahead of launch. The solution, integrated with the on-premises SAP system, enabled real-time consolidation, validation and analysis of supply chain data, providing greater transparency for planning purposes. When the pandemic struck, the company switched to a daily planning cycle with a joint SAP IBP and Accenture solution, Supply Chain Scenario Planning-as-a-Service. Simulation scenarios harnessed Accenture templates to quickly extract data and help in the reallocation of Blue Diamond Growers’ nut supply to satisfy shifting demands.