Why Accenture (ACN) Is Buying Blue Horseshoe

By Amit Chowdhry ● Aug 7, 2021
  • Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced it agreed to buy Blue Horseshoe. These are the details.

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) recently announced it agreed to buy Blue Horseshoe, a supply chain management and strategy consulting firm and systems integrator that specializes in fulfillment and distribution solutions. Blue Horseshoe essentially helps clients across industries, including food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, retail distribution, and transportation and logistics, define and plan their enterprise strategy, connect and collaborate with business applications, and optimize and execute supply chain operations. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Launched in 2001, Blue Horseshoe is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana with additional offices in Ohio, Colorado, and North Carolina as well as Amsterdam in The Netherlands and Tallinn in Estonia. And Blue Horseshoe’s team of 349 people will join Accenture’s Supply Chain & Operations group, expanding its capabilities for helping clients create supply chains that are interconnected, intelligent and innovative.

Offering cloud-based solutions for supply chain management, ERP, warehouse management, and transportation management systems, Blue Horseshoe helps clients transform their businesses and deliver growth-led supply chains. And Accenture and Blue Horseshoe also share key ecosystem partnerships with the software application, hardware, and cloud platform providers. Blue Horseshoe is also a Microsoft Inner Circle Partner with specialization in Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, Oracle NetSuite, and Manhattan supply chain applications.

 The completion of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.


“To be competitive, companies need to transform their supply chains to deliver the innovative and hyper-personalized products, services and experiences that are in high demand—and fulfillment is core to that transformation. Blue Horseshoe’s deep fulfillment consulting experience and methodologies support Accenture’s vision for building customer-centric, resilient and responsible supply chains that benefit people, society and the planet.”

— Renato Scaff, Accenture’s Supply Chain & Operations North America lead

“For two decades, we’ve worked with clients to build connectedness, efficiency and automation across their enterprise and supply chain operations. As part of Accenture, we will bring increased scale and combined expertise to help clients put in place next generation supply chain and fulfillment strategies that meet customer expectations and support business growth.”

— Chris Cason, CEO, Blue Horseshoe