Accenture is expanding its machine learning and operations analytics capabilities by acquiring OPS Rules, a boutique analytics consulting company that specializes in the application of data science to create supply chain and operations analytics solutions.
When the acquisition is completed, Accenture will add new operations analytics professionals to its team that apply machine learning and optimization techniques to develop fresh and innovative analytics approaches for clients across many industries.
Found in 2012, OPS Rules serves clients in the consumer packaged goods, high-tech, life sciences and industrial sectors. The firm provides multi-echelon inventory optimization, custom supply chain analytics, supply chain risk management and dynamic pricing services to help companies improve operations and enhance business results.
“The team at OPS Rules has been extremely innovative in applying machine learning to optimize various business operations including supply chains, procurement risk and dynamic pricing for the retail industry and beyond,” said Narendra Mulani, chief analytics officer at Accenture Analytics.
“OPS Rules’ expertise and techniques will continue to enhance our ability to create value at scale for our clients through data-driven transformations.”
David Simchi-Levi, chairman of OPS Rules said that by joining Accenture, they will be able to tap into its global footprint, ability to deliver at scale, and deep industry knowledge to collaborate on advanced and operational analytics strategies that can empower even greater change.
“Together, we can help clients to innovate through advanced data science and transform into insight-driven enterprises,” said Simchi-Levi.