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Insight: "Our growth will depend on operational strategy."

The 2020s may be starting out with unprecedented challenges, but we are seeing hints of a return to a more dynamic era of prosperity. Despite overwhelming supply chain problems and a global pandemic, 2021 saw near-record levels of growth in the private equity market, surprisingly high multiples and a frenetic deal pace.

That hyper-driven pace is expected to continue through 2022, with increases in deal count and value, and pressure to move quickly to gain deeper visibility across the end-to-end supply chain. Considering the rapid pace of deal-making, 2022 will also face more uncertainty – although firms which adhere to a few specific operational strategies will enjoy the highest levels of success.

Those strategies include: gaining greater visibility of the end-to-end supply chain; guarding against the unexpected with more optionality and resiliency; leveraging digital technologies to improve decision making.

Read the entire opinion piece here.

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