Competition between supply chains is more important now than competition between companies, and integrating supply chains the right way will create more business value than cost.
Raleigh, NC (Vocus) May 21, 2010
Merger & Acquisition (M&A) activity is heating up in this recovering economy, giving supply chain executives fresh opportunities to promote sustainable business value during integration, according to Tompkins Associates’ latest white paper, Integrating Supply Chains from Business Combinations: Principles and Best Practices of Mergers and Acquisitions.
“In the past, supply chain managers involved with M&A were often limited to focusing on short-term cost reductions and controls,” says Gene Tyndall, Tompkins Associates’ EVP, Global Supply Chain Services, and author of the paper. “But today, there is greater emphasis on creating long-term benefits through the integration process. Competition between supply chains is more important now than competition between companies, and integrating supply chains the right way will create more business value than cost.”
Tyndall, a global business management expert, helps supply chain leaders prepare for M&A by outlining the business, operations and cultural challenges that arise and presenting the 10 steps needed to unlock the potential of supply chain integration through proven best practices.
Above all, he stresses the need to bring a strong case for supply chain value to the table during business combinations. “The key is creating high-performing supply chains that lead to lasting benefits for both customers and stakeholders, and effective integration during M&A is essential to creating this value,” Tyndall notes.
Learn more about the strategies and best practices of M&A supply chain integration by downloading the white paper at http://www.tompkinsinc.com/publications/monograph/supply-chain-integration.
About Tompkins Associates
Tompkins Associates transforms supply chains for profitable growth. For more than 35 years, Tompkins has evolved with the marketplace to become the leading provider of growth and business strategy, global supply chain services, distribution operations consulting, information technology implementation, material handling integration, and benchmarking and best practices. The company is known for innovative, practical solutions that improve supply chain performance and produce value-based results. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, Tompkins has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.tompkinsinc.com.
Myra Schwartz, 919-855-5533