The FINANCIAL -- Accenture
has been selected by Amprion Ltd., Germany’s largest
transmission system operator, to help optimize its procurement function
and improve its competitive positioning in a rapidly changing market.
Terms of the 5-year outsourcing agreement were not disclosed.
Accenture will be responsible for managing the purchase of all goods and services for Amprion, from negotiations with suppliers to the review and settlement of invoices, in order to improve processes and lower total costs. Accenture will also provide a procurement help desk capability.
Under the European Union's third common energy market directive and the German energy act, Amprion and RWE are required to completely unbundle their procurement processes, which until now were shared by the two companies. As Accenture announced, RWE holds a 25.1% share in Amprion.
"Accenture looks forward to working with Amprion to further optimize its procurement processes," said Andreas Wisser, a senior executive in Accenture’s Utilities industry group. “This agreement should enable Amprion to focus more on its core business: the upgrading and operation of its high voltage network.”
Accenture will run and maintain the procurement function from Dortmund and its Delivery Centers in Prague and Bratislava.