Gartner Research

Supply Chain M&A Phase 1: Strategy and Preparation Best Practices

Published: 17 July 2018

ID: G00366780

Analyst(s): Stephen Meyer , Virginia Howard


Of all business functions, supply chain's potential impact on mergers and acquisitions can be the most significant. Supply chain leaders can optimize supply chain's contribution by leveraging best practices for developing strategy and preparation early in the M&A life cycle.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Contribute to the M&A Strategy
  • Preparing for Future M&A Phases: Due Diligence and Integration
    • Understand the M&A Integration Type
    • Develop Preliminary Supply Chain Contributions to the Value of the Deal
  • Build the Supply Chain M&A Team
    • Identify the Supply Chain Resources
    • Define the Supply Chain M&A Team Structure
  • Develop an Effective Supply Chain Communication Plan
    • Recommendations:

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