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When Supply Chains Merge: Five Steps for Success

3:24 AM MST | March 4, 2010 | Harpal Singh

By Dr. Harpal Singh, co-founder and CEO for Supply Chain Consultants Companies embark on mergers and acquisitions (M&As) with high hopes, promising the financial community improved performance. In reality, however, few M&As live up to expectations. Recent research studies suggest that up to 60 percent of mergers have a detrimental effect on the overall performance of the combined firm, and fewer than 25 percent of all acquisitions achieve their strategic objectives. Part of the reason may be that many companies ignore the hard work of...

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