The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) awarded Accenture a four-year, $73 million contract to integrate DLA's energy supply chain into its enterprise business system (EBS) program. The energy convergence program is designed to incorporate DLA's energy supply chain business into its enterprise resource planning (ERP) architecture.
"Bringing energy into the EBS environment is DLA's final step in achieving a leading-edge logistics system. We look forward to helping DLA and DESC continue providing for America's armed forces through an efficient, reliable and speedy supply chain that meets the ever-changing needs of DLA's customers," said Lisa Mascolo, managing director, Accenture's U.S. federal practice.
Working with both DLA EBS personnel and Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) fuels managers, the Accenture team will integrate a client-specific oil solution to meet DESC requirements. The solution will streamline operations, integrate financial activities and reduce systems support cost. Additionally, it will provide DLA with total asset visibility and reduce customer wait times -- a critical feature for military personnel worldwide. When the energy integration is complete, DLA will have added more than $18 billion in traceable items to its fully integrated logistics supply chain.
DLA provides 100% of food, fuel, medical supplies, clothing/textiles, construction and equipment to U.S. service men and women in 126 nations. The agency averages 54,000 requisitions and 8,000 contracts per day, and manages 520,000 shipments annually.