Accenture Eyes Digital Manufacturing with Myrtle
October 7, 2020
has agreed to acquire Myrtle Consulting Group, an industrial operations
consulting firm headquartered in Houston. Myrtle partners with leading companies
across consumer products, life sciences, chemicals, mining and other heavy
manufacturing industries to produce and distribute goods in a safer, more
efficient and sustainable way.
Completion of the acquisition is subject to
customary closing conditions. Financial terms of the acquisition were not
The acquisition will expand Accenture’s manufacturing and supply chain
capabilities. Specifically, it will strengthen Accenture’s ability to transform
these areas for clients from initial value assessments and operating model
strategies to new business processes and technology solutions. Myrtle’s team
will join Accenture Industry X, which helps clients improve how they operate
factories and plants.
Nigel Stacey, global lead of Accenture Industry X, said: “Cost, quality and
safety remain a constant and rising challenge for manufacturing and operations
leaders. They need to free untapped value across production sites and
distribution centers, so they can invest in resilient and responsible operating
models for manufacturing and supply chains that are future-proof and
digital-enabled. This is what the combined skills of Accenture and Myrtle will
help them achieve.”
Edwin Bosso, CEO and founder of Myrtle, said: “Becoming part of Accenture
Industry X will allow us to pair our frontline operational expertise with
Accenture’s global reach and digital capabilities to bring solutions to clients
that will transform their operations from the ground up.”
Myrtle specializes in optimizing clients’ sourcing, production, supply chain
operations and execution. The company also has deep expertise in change
management methodology, organization design and implementation, leadership
development and frontline coaching.
Work examples include:
$20 million in annual savings, decreasing overtime labor spend by 56% and
improving yield by 20% for a global dairy producer that struggled with an
inefficient supply chain;
Increasing customer satisfaction and uptime while
reducing employee turnover for a pharmaceutical company by improving its
management operating systems and training its leaders.
Myrtle is recognized as a National Minority Supplier
Development Council Corporate Plus member. The NMSDC Corporate Plus program is
designed to highlight minority-owned businesses that have demonstrated their
capacity to execute national and international contracts for major corporations.
Bosso, who will join Accenture as managing director, is the author of the Amazon
best-selling book on business transformation, 6,000 Dreams: The Leader’s Guide
To A Successful Business Transformation Journey, published by ForbesBooks.
With Myrtle, Accenture will continue to bolster its digital manufacturing,
operations and supply chain capabilities, following the acquisitions of
technology consultancy SALT Solutions in Germany, PLM Systems in Italy, Callisto
Integration in Canada, Silveo in France and Enterprise System Partners in