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

Published: 17 July 2018

ID: G00367022

Analyst(s): Stephen Meyer , Virginia Howard


Mergers and acquisitions are a major challenge, where conventional practices and functional expertise can often fall short. With M&As on the rise, it pays for supply chain leaders to build the capability to perform due diligence by leveraging proven techniques.

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
  • Deliver 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

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