Enhancing Its machine learning and operations analytics capabilities for clients, Accenture has completed its acquisition of OPS Rules, a boutique analytics consulting company that specializes in the application of data science to create supply chain and operations analytics solutions. With the purchase, Accenture says it is enhancing its machine learning and operations analytics capabilities.
According to Narendra Mulani, chief analytics officer, Accenture Analytics, Accenture clients are increasingly asking for innovative analytics solutions that involve advanced techniques such as machine learning, so they can find new ways to work with their data for competitive advantage. The addition of OPS Rules’ expertise and David Simchi-Levi’s decades of operations analytics experience will expand Accenture’s end-to-end analytics capabilities and improve its ability to leverage machine learning techniques and optimize business operations for clients, he noted.
In addition to joining Accenture Analytics, OPS Rules will be a part of Accenture’s Data Science Center of Excellence (CoE), a global team that focuses on solving complex client problems through advanced analytics approaches, including machine and deep learning. Through the CoE, OPS Rules focus on development of analytics solutions that can help clients to achieve better supply chain and manufacturing operations.
OPS Rules’ data science experts, including David Simchi-Levi, a Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT, have experience in applying machine learning and optimization techniques to provide multi-echelon inventory optimization, custom supply chain analytics, supply chain risk management and dynamic pricing services.
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