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Be Ready With the Basics on M&A From a Supply Chain Perspective

Published: 02 June 2015

ID: G00277307

Analyst(s): Jan Kohler


As the pace of mergers and acquisitions increases, many supply chain leaders are unsure of the keys to a successful integration. CSCOs facing M&A situations can be the differentiator for success by using these basics to prepare for and plan a successful supply chain integration.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Understand the Type of M&A to Prepare for Integration
  • Understand the Phases of M&A Deals, and Involve Supply Chain Early and Often
    • Phase 1: M&A Strategy and Preparation
    • Phase 2: Due Diligence
    • Phase 3: Integration Planning
    • Phase 4: Integration Execution

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