Mergers and acquisitions come about for a variety of reasons, but for manufacturing and distribution intensive organizations, the present important opportunities to reduce costs, improve buying power, boos customer service levels and increase efficiency.
Be sure to consider the following:
- Are you acquiring or merging with a company that has substantial manufacturing or distribution operations?
- How will your transaction affect supply, demand, or inventory?
- Do you have a plan for both saving costs and preserving competitive strengths?
- Do you have the expertise and resources to address the changes in your operations?
The key to realizing benefits is to start early—analyzing the benefits and savings by merging operations, plans, and suppliers.
If you are adding or acquiring manufacturing or distribution assets, West Monroe Partners can help. We bring years of supply chain expertise, along with experience helping combining organizations achieve both short- and long-term goals.
Apply a proven process.
We begin by conducting a thorough analysis of both organizations’ operations and then work with you to:
- Identify areas of redundancy as well as specific strengths
- Develop a road map that includes both short-term actions that can speed the transition, as well as
longer-term actions that can produce key benefits
- Execute on elements of the road map
- Measure performance and progress toward goals
Leave no stone unturned
West Monroe Partners can help integrate and refine supply chain operations by addressing several critical areas:
Diagnostic and strategy. Through observation, interviews, and other data collection tools, we assess both
organizations’ current supply chain operations and networks. Then, we work with you to define an integrated strategy for the future.
Collaboration. We identify common suppliers and customers and then help you refine and strengthen processes for collaborating and sharing information. Supply chain technology. We examine current technology used to drive the supply chain, including enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, back-office
systems, and infrastructure. Then, we make recommendations for and help you implement an integrated approach aligned with your future strategy.
Supply chain execution. We help you determine where and how to combine facilities, take advantage of synergies and existing best practices, and manage operations most efficiently going forward.
Planning. We help you assess the impact on supply and demand and adjust forecasting processes appropriately.
Supply chain Procurement: We help you identify opportunities to combine suppliers, achieve better pricing, and improve buying power.
Are you taking the right steps to maximize the value from your acquisition? Seeking out and securing the
sources of value in your supply chain is an important first step.