Marines Tap Accenture for Upgrade

The supply chain deal is part of the Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps program.
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for a supply chain upgrade.

The Hamilton, Bermuda-based management consultancy said Tuesday that the first phase of Accenture's work, which includes planning and analysis, will be executed under a six-month, $4.5 million contract. The system is part of the Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps program, which is designed to modernize the Marine Corps' logistics, supply chain planning, procurement and maintenance service capabilities, Accenture said.

The global supply and maintenance system will be based on


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E-Business Suite applications. It is intended to deliver an enhanced logistics capability that integrates seamlessly with many existing Marine Corps and Department of Defense applications, Accenture said.

"The GCSS-MC is Logistics Modernization's technology centerpiece," said Marine Lt. Gen. Richard L. Kelly. "The Marine Corps has carefully planned for its next logistics solution utilizing leading-edge practices and lessons learned from recent operations to determine the detailed functional and technical requirements for GCSS-MC," said Accenture's Eric Stange.

Accenture dropped 11 cents Tuesday to $23.17.