Hitachi Consulting

THE SCOOP

Yes: That Hitachi

Even those who know nothing about Hitachi Consulting should be capable of guessing a few key facts about the company: yes, it's a unit of Hitachi, Ltd., the Japanese electronics and engineering giant; and, yes, the firm offers IT and business consulting services to clients.

As befits a firm with such a famous brand attached to it, Hitachi Consulting has offices in 20 countries, global delivery centers in India and China, and more than 5,000 employees-all while retaining the culture of a smaller "boutique" firm.

Capabilities

The firm offers a range of services to clients in a variety of industries: aerospace and transport; chemicals; communications, media and entertainment; consumer products; energy and mining; financial services; high tech; manufacturing; healthcare and public sector.

Regardless of the industry, Hitachi has the capabilities-backstopped by the stability, size and reach afforded by its parent firm-to offer end-to-end solutions. Accordingly, everything from detailed analysis, problem identification and solution design through to building and maintaining solutions with outsourced services is available via Hitachi Consulting.

Management Consulting

On the management consulting side, the firm can assist business leaders at an organizational level. In addition to industry-specific solutions, the firm's offerings typically target key business areas: customer and channel solutions; finance and accounting; supply chain; business process management; IT advisory, organization and transformation; change management; and business intelligence and performance management. Hitachi Consulting also offers environmental sustainability consulting solutions , and with the support of the Hitachi Ltd matrix of companies, is able to develop and deliver highly complex environmental infrastructure work.

Technology Solutions

As might be expected, tech solutions are a stronghold for the company. . Hitachi Consulting is one of an elite group of Oracle Diamond Partners, deploys SAP and Microsoft Platform solutions, plus has its own outsourced product development division. Other offerings include: cloud computing; strategic technology solutions; information and content management; enterprise application integration; custom development services.

IN THE NEWS

January 2013

Hitachi Acquires Celerant Consulting

The firm acquired Celerant Consulting, a worldwide leader in business operations consulting. The acquisition will further enable Hitachi Consulting to serve its clients throughout an entire business transformation life cycle, while continuing to focus on delivering successful, sustainable change for its clients. Additionally, the acquisition will expand Hitachi Consulting's European, North American and South American presence. By adding Celerant's vast expertise across the chemical, consumer, energy, industrial, life sciences, metals and mining sectors to its own unique skill set, the acquisition will provide Hitachi Consulting with a deeper level of industry-specific and associated process expertise.

October 2012

Hitachi Consulting awarded Diamond Partner status from Oracle

Hitachi Consulting earned Diamond level partner status, the highest ranking available in the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized program. The firm was recognized for its commitment to co-developing customer centric solutions that are centered on meeting business needs and helping clients secure the greatest possible benefits from Oracle applications. Hitachi Consulting has deployed Oracle products worldwide in 69 countries and now has several thousand trained professionals focused on 29 Oracle Specializations, including five Advanced Specializations and several more in progress. This moves Hitachi Consulting to the elite group of Oracle Diamond partners which includes Accenture, Deloitte, IBM and CSC.

March 2013

Hitachi Consulting Celebrates International Womens Day

As part of its commitment to diversity in the workplace, Hitachi Consulting participated in a celebration in honor of the United Nations' International Women's Day across its global locations. The company designated the entire week of March 4-8 to increase the awareness of the importance of women in the workforce, to recognize the contributions and achievements of its outstanding female contributors, and to create networking and team-building opportunities. Some of the activities that Hitachi Consulting conducted included spotlighting the extraordinary achievements of its women throughout the week, hosting networking opportunities and events in its local offices. On March 8, a special virtual event was hosted by the Hitachi Women's Network featuring the topic of 'Building your Personal Brand'.

August 2012

Hitachi Consulting launches Cloud Management Center

Hitachi Consulting announced its enterprise Cloud Management Center (CMC), a unified cloud service broker offering designed to help organizations struggling with cloud complexity. The new solution, which integrates cloud automation and transformation technology with enterprise cloud consulting services, helps simplify and speed cloud adoption, and can reduce total cost of ownership for those clients.

July 2012

Hitachi Consulting chosen to support FEMA environmental sustainability

Hitachi Consulting subsidiary, PRIZIM, was selected by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide strategic sustainability, energy, and environmental management program development support. PRIZIM's scope in this project includes policy analysis, implementation and integration strategies, field operation program support, data management and information delivery systems, environmental and sustainability reporting, environmental auditing and compliance assistance, and communications and public awareness activities. (July 2012). PRIZIM is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Consulting.

January 2012 

Hitachi Consulting Reveals How Chemical Companies Can Optimize Sales & Operations with the Right Organization, Process and Technology 

Hitachi Consulting, in tandem with Worldwide Business Research (WBR), conducted a market survey on Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP). The 17-question survey targeted Supply Chain, Operations, Logistics, and Finance executives in global chemical companies and focused on benchmarking key issues, initiatives and technologies. The survey identified a number of barriers to achieving SO&P success in the chemicals industry with the number one barrier being a lack of effective S&OP tools. "Companies without proper and effective S&OP tools are functioning in a more immature planning environment," said Steven Crosnoe, Senior Vice President, Process Industries for Hitachi Consulting. "Use of spreadsheets as the standard Sales & Operations Planning tool is still prevalent in the industry; however it is agreed among many industry leaders that it impedes the maturity of the S&OP process."

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Hitachi Consulting


14643 Dallas Parkway
Suite 800
Dallas, TX 75254
Phone: (877) 664-0010
www.hitachiconsulting.com

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Major Office Locations

  • Dallas, TX (Global HQ)
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Denver, CO
  • Fargo, ND
  • Houston, TX
  • Irvine, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Newark, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Portland, OR
  • Redmond, WA
  • Reston, VA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Waltham, MA
  • Locations in 20 countries worldwide
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