Gartner Research

Supply Chain M&A Phase 2: Due Diligence Best Practices

Published: 21 December 2015

ID: G00292840

Analyst(s): Jan Kohler


Increasing merger and acquisition activity requires CSCOs and their supply chain M&A teams to effectively conduct due diligence to inform the deal valuation decisions. This research helps SC M&A teams prepare for due diligence success by leveraging the best practices from companies active in M&A.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Prepare for Supply Chain Due Diligence Activities by Aligning to Deal Value Drivers
    • Key Lesson
  • Perform Supply Chain Due Diligence to Validate Deal Assumptions and Value Objective
    • Key Lesson
  • Develop and Report Due Diligence Findings to the Deal Team
    • Key Lesson
  • Employ Balanced Governance
    • Key Lessons
  • Build the Right Supply Chain Due Diligence Team
    • The Internal Supply Chain Team
    • Use of Consultants
    • Key Lessons

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