Accenture has acquired 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 acquisition, Accenture will be enhancing its machine learning and operations analytics capabilities. These capabilities can be used to develop innovative and transformational solutions for clients across industries. OPS Rules will be joining Accenture Analytics; a part of Accenture Digital that helps clients to use analytics and artificial intelligence to drive actionable insights, at scale. Accenture Analytics applies sophisticated algorithms, data engineering and visualization to extract business insights and help clients turn those insights into actions. Apart from Accenture Analytics, OPS Rules will be a part of Accenture’s Data Science Center of Excellence, a global innovation team that focuses on solving immediate and complex client problems through advanced analytics approaches, including machine and deep learning. Here, OPS Rules will be focused on developing pioneering analytics solutions that can help clients to establish more effective supply chain and manufacturing operations. OPS Rules’ data science experts which includes David Simchi-Levi, a Professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and supply chain and operations analytics expert 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. Narendra Mulani, Chief Analytics Officer, Accenture Analytics, says, “Our clients are increasingly asking us for innovative analytics solutions that involve advanced techniques like machine learning, so they can find new ways to experiment with their data and skillfully maneuver ahead of the competition. The addition of OPS Rules’ sophisticated talent and David Simchi-Levi’s decades of operations analytics experience will expand our end-to-end analytics capabilities and enhance our ability to leverage machine learning techniques and optimize business operations for clients around the globe.”
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