Cordence member North Highland buys boutique consultancy

02 September 2020 2 min. read

The American arm of North Highland has beefed up its supply chain capabilities with the acquisition of LogistiPoint Consulting. The deal represents North Highland’s first acquisition in years.

North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience, performance improvement, technology and digital, and transformation. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the US based firm has almost 1,500 consultants worldwide.

As the firm looks to boost its offering to clients adjusting their supply chain in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, the consultancy has clinched a deal for LogistiPoint Consulting. The 10-strong team of LogistiPoint Consulting will now join the Supply Chain practice of North Highland, including Randy Moore – who launched the company following a 25-year year career at Kurt Salmon.

Cordence member North Highland buys boutique consultancy

LogistiPoint Consulting works for mainly retail and consumer product companies, on topics including supply chain strategy, performance improvement, distribution, warehouse automation and digital transformation. Over the eleven years since its launch, LogistiPoint has grown to have a client list which includes Backcountry, Barnes & Noble and Dickies, and luxury outfits Burberry, Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren.

According to Moore, the decision to join the global player empowers the firm to make more of an impact at clients.

He explained, “As part of North Highland, we can offer end-to-end capabilities that can solve our clients’ most pressing challenges. We can now offer a full suite of solutions that drive significant results through strategic, customer, workforce and operational lenses.”

A recent study from North Highland found that 85% of business leaders now believe that operational efficiency is a top priority for transformation within their organisation. According to a recent McKinsey & Company study, if supply chains do not come to terms with the disruption of the coronavirus lockdown and other similar crises, it could cost the global economy $5 trillion.

North Highland will hope that its first acquisition since 2015 – when it bolted-on ACME Business Consulting to scale its presence in the Pacific Northwest of America – will position it to take advantage of that demand.

Dan Reardon, Chairman and CEO of North Highland, commented, "By combining North Highland's existing supply chain strategy offerings with LogistiPoint's deep knowledge of engineering, facility design and labour management, we are able to offer end-to-end distribution performance improvement solutions to our clients."