Accenture has landed a sourcing and procurement services agreement with Westinghouse Electric Co. to provide the major supplier of nuclear plant equipment and technologies with a battery of services including category management, transactional procurement operations (TPO), invoice processing, and implementation of Ariba’s e-procurement toolset.
The global management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company will deliver the services to Westinghouse Electric from locations in the U.S., Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Romania. Specifically, category management services will be delivered from the U.S. and the Czech Republic, while TPO services will be delivered from Slovakia, among other services. Accenture will implement the Ariba e-procurement suite that Westinghouse had already purchased.
Danny Roderick, president and CEO of Westinghouse Electric, said, “Accenture offers process expertise and efficiencies as well as providing Westinghouse greater flexibility in resource sharing and allocation,” in a statement. “Rather than the current fragmentation of functions and resources that we have now, this agreement will allow for an end-to-end process solution and enable goal standardization of processes and tools throughout Westinghouse.”
“Signing this contract is a major achievement for our Accenture Sourcing and Procurement Services team across the globe,” said Paul Van Beveren, managing director of Accenture’s business process outsourcing service delivery for Central Europe and Eastern Europe. Van Beveren commented that Accenture will provide rapid-sourcing expertise and support for source-to-pay processes to Westinghouse Electric.
Westinghouse Electric is a business unit of Japan’s Toshiba Corp. Its technology is said to be in about half of the world’s operating nuclear plants.