Advantageous acquisition?

3 December 2007

In the latest issue of SM, buyers who’ve been involved in a merger or acquisition (as they more usually are) [http://www.supplymanagement.com/edit/archiveitem.asp?id=17128] argue it could actually present an opportunity to procurement.

“It’s a time you can guarantee that efficiency, cost reduction and synergy savings will be at the top of the CEO’s agenda,” says one.

But buyers who’ve experienced an M&A advise that to have a chance of attaining “fat estimates of anticipated cuts produced in the supply chain by turning two procurement functions into one” purchasers need to be involved as soon as there’s a whiff of a deal.

Have you been involved in a buyout that has proved beneficial to procurement?

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