Mergers and Acquisitions
When considering a transaction, there are numerous pitfalls to avoid. These can include team members seeking out information that confirms a prior assumption, groupthink, concentration on sunk costs, motivational biases, and more. A structured and well-crafted approach to decision making helps to avoid such traps.
Strategic Portfolio Management
Strategic portfolio management is often confused with portfolio analysis or optimization. Portfolio management is not merely a math exercise, and thus it must begin with objective-driven strategy. That’s why we work closely with you to implement an iterative process linking corporate strategy with rigorous portfolio analysis. In the end, this results in a much stronger portfolio than numerical optimization alone can deliver.
Supply Chain and Procurement Strategy
The purchase and supply of raw materials is critical to any business, but instilling strategic thinking into this fast-paced activity is difficult. Multiple decisions must be made rapidly, and there is not time for a long decision analysis or strategy development process. You can’t slow down the flow of raw materials, but you need the supply chain to be aligned with corporate and business unit strategy. Fortunately, our approach is both scalable and flexible, from the bird’s-eye view at the corporate level to the nuts and bolts of the development process. The result, however, is the same – we can help you make a confident strategic decision based on a clear understanding of your alternatives and the range of possible outcomes that can result from each one.