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CAPABILITY


Federal Operations

Strengthen the supply chain while reducing costs, enabling compliance and improving service.

Overview

Each day, federal supply chains fuel military, civilian and humanitarian needs, often on short notice, in faraway locations and in high-stakes situations. It's no surprise then that the federal government has the most complex supply chain in the world. Add the pressures constricting budgets and expanding demand for services, and federal agencies must find ways to improve performance while trimming expenditures.

Accenture Federal Services has demonstrated that agencies can lower supply chain costs significantly by implementing leading commercial best practices that target savings in supply chain management. Using expertise in fleet management, inventory optimization, demand planning and optimal supply chain design, we have helped several large federal clients implement supply chain solutions to save $348 million in US federal fleet, inventory and freight costs.

While the importance of these dynamic supply chains is limitless, their success—their strength—is limited by the realities of a do-better-with-less environment underscored by tough challenges, which include:

  • Compliance. Government policies and compliance mandates are more demanding than ever.

  • Volatility. The implications of a down economy and austere budget environment are widespread.

  • Workforce. As baby boomers retire, federal operations must absorb the knowledge gap and address the impact of a lack of experienced and trained personnel.

  • Visibility Government policies and compliance mandates are more demanding than ever.

  • Globalization. The implications of a down economy and austere budget environment are widespread.

  • Customer demand As baby boomers retire, federal operations must absorb the knowledge gap and address the impact of a lack of experienced and trained personnel.

  • Supplier Variability. Government policies and compliance mandates are more demanding than ever.

  • Counterfeit Items. The implications of a down economy and austere budget environment are widespread.

Accenture Federal Services understands the environment that federal agencies face in operations. We help our clients make an immediate impact by identifying cost reductions that do not adversely affect customer service. Our focus is on helping agencies architect, build and operate dynamic, flexible and innovative supply chains and service operations that power the mission.

Why Accenture

Accenture Federal Services combines experience, capabilities and insight to meet our clients’ specific needs for a dynamic supply chain rooted in operational excellence. This translates into results, which include:

  • Transforming a 35-year-old defense supply chain into a 24/7, real-time system.

  • Eliminating $348 million in US federal fleet, inventory and freight costs.

  • Helping more than 20,000 US communities better respond to natural disasters.

  • Realizing 26 percent in freight savings through transportation sourcing.

  • Supporting an agency to identify over $800 million in supply chain cost savings opportunities.

  • Optimizing distribution network resulting in $120 million in savings.

  • Reducing Inventory levels by 25 percent, while increasing order fill rates.

  • Implementing $51 million in process improvements in less than a year.

When selecting Accenture Federal Services, agencies can expect the benefit of:

  • Knowledge Deep functional knowledge as a recognized global leader and game changer in supply chain excellence and service-based operations.

  • Leading Practices Broad federal experience combined with relevant commercial insights from our work with leading commercial service and manufacturing operations.

  • Innovation We monitor and track the latest advances in operations and connect clients to new ideas and creative solutions for staying ahead of change.

  • Outcomes Outcomes are a top priority. Not only do we understand the bigger picture of mission and business needs, but on-time, on-budget delivery is in our DNA..

Specific Services

Accenture Federal Services brings agencies extensive federal operations services in the following areas to help them develop dynamic, efficient and high performance fleet and service operations capabilities:

Supply Chain Design Accomplish more with less with innovative analytical tools for network optimization, inventory optimization and simulation.

Demand Planning Use advanced analytics to produce accurate forecasts that can drive effective planning while improving customer service and reducing costs.

Inventory Optimization Run "what if" scenarios to balance demand and supply, and to simulate outcomes before implementation.

Learn how to get it right the first time to drive business value.

Fleet Management
Meet mandates while optimizing fleet size, performance and cost savings with a model for integrated fleet management rooted in an understanding of total cost of ownership.

Explore ways to simplify the federal fleet conundrum.

Transportation Sourcing
Put the right freight with the right carrier, at the right price, and at the right service level by optimizing transportation economics to balance spend across the network.

Product Complexity Get a targeted roadmap for rationalizing purchases while aligning pricing for similar items and services, multiplying the impact of strategic sourcing.

Improve processes and procedures already in place—and accelerate cost reductions.

High Risk Procurement Use advanced analytics to proactively identify procurement risk, build near-time visibility into these risks and provide actionable feedback before contract award.

Discover an advanced analytics solution to prevent high-risk procurements.

Supply Chain Control Tower Establish an intelligence command center that takes visibility to the next level by sensing changes to external and internal data and rapidly creating actionable insight.

Build a control tower for your supply chain traffic.

Process Excellence
Improve the bottom line while creating a better product/service and accelerating delivery while creating capability for the future.

Supply Chain Academy
Benefit from a comprehensive virtual training curriculum that offers multiple ways to learn how to drive effective process execution and cost savings.

An innovative, proven approach to developing a differentiated supply chain workforce.