Ajinomoto forms JV with Accenture to accelerate operational transformation

JAPAN – Tokyo-based seasonings major, Ajinomoto has reached an agreement to form a joint venture with Accenture in Japan, to help the food and biotech company accelerate its operational transformation. The new company, Ajinomoto Digital Business Partners will be 67% owned by Ajinomoto and 33% by Accenture. Starting in April 2020, the firm will run the operations of Ajinomoto’s corporate divisions, which include human resources, office management and procurement. Ajinomoto maintains that transforming its corporate and other business functions will require using digital and other innovative technologies beyond its existing…

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AB InBev partners Accenture to boost sales and distribution in Africa

AFRICA – The world’s largest brewer, AB InBev has entered into an agreement with a leading global professional services company, Accenture to boost its sales and distribution operations on the continent, reports MarketWatch. The three-year contract will see the implementation of the Accenture NewsPage Distributor Management System (DMS), a distributor management and sales force automation system that covers the entire supply chain. It also provides consumer goods companies with accurate, reliable data on secondary sales to help them control promotions; improve productivity; and streamline inventory and sales processes and distributor…

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