October 19, 2016
Accenture Named a Leader in Worldwide Life Sciences Manufacturing and Supply Chain Digital Transformation, According to IDC MarketScape

NEW YORK; Oct. 19, 2016 – Accenture has been positioned as a Leader in the inaugural “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science Manufacturing and Supply Chain Digital Transformation Vendor Assessment” (doc #US40510516, September 2016) report.

The report assessed 11 professional services vendors that have consulting and services in the areas of digital transformation in the life science manufacturing and supply chains, including those that transform manufacturing and supply chain operating models, leadership, work sources and collaboration, supply channel optimization, and new ways of collecting, aggregating, and analyzing digital information. Click here for graphic.
"Life science manufacturing and supply chain networks are becoming more complex and global in nature,” noted Michael Townsend, research manager for IDC Health Insights. “Leading companies like Accenture are embracing digital transformation efforts within these areas, which can provide visibility and harmonization to stakeholders such as manufacturers, distributors, dispensers, contract manufacturing organizations, sales organizations, researchers, doctors, patients, and payers using a wide variety of digital technologies — including cloud computing, mobile technology, and social media and analytics — and leveraging a host of internal and external data sources.”
Relative to other vendors discussed in the study and based on feedback from multiple customer references, Accenture was rated highly for its technical capabilities and overall value of engagement in the area of digital transformation in the manufacturing and supply chain.
“Our positioning as a worldwide leader of digital transformation in life sciences manufacturing and supply chain confirms how we help life sciences companies become more digitally enabled as the need to connect manufacturing and supply chain in real time becomes the expected,” said Brad Pawlowski, managing director supply chain, Accenture Life Sciences. “We continue to invest in building digital competencies that we leverage in areas such as cloud computing, mobility, big data, and analytics for life sciences operations to improve patient outcomes.”
In July 2017, Accenture was also named a Leader in the “IDC MarketScape Worldwide Life Science Sales and Marketing Digital Transformation Vendor Assessment” (doc #US40510716, July 2016).
Click here to learn more about Accenture’s Life Sciences supply chain services.
About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With about 384,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market.  IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared.  The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360 degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors. 
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