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Global flavour to Supply Chain Finance Awards 2018 shortlist

By |October 17th, 2018|

A South African pharmacy chain, a Swedish retailer and a U.S. manufacturer are among the shortlisted companies for the 2018 SCF Awards, sponsored by ING.

  • Michiel Steeman

Unlocking the black box: A conversation with Fitch Ratings

By |October 16th, 2018|

Michiel Steeman speaks to Alex Griffiths of Fitch Ratings, discussing his recent report on SCF and whether reverse factoring is a positive or negative development.

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Comparing the costs and benefits of Supply Chain Finance schemes

By |September 27th, 2018|

Cost is the main barrier to the widespread adoption of more advanced supplier finance techniques, according to a study by The Supply Chain Finance Community.

Your chance to contribute to the Supply Chain Finance Barometer

By |October 2nd, 2018|

The Supply Chain Finance Community is asking readers of SCF Briefing to participate in the 2018 SCF Barometer, a joint initiative with PwC.

Are services firms becoming wary of SCF after Carillion fallout?

By |September 27th, 2018|

Facilities management firm Mitie has said that its net debt will be around £40m more than expected in the first half year as use of its supply chain finance scheme is reduced.

Less isn’t always more, finds Swiss working capital study

By |September 17th, 2018|

Reducing the cash-to-cash cycle isn't always a good thing, a new study into working capital management in Switzerland has found.

Viewpoint: Serious business in a new circular economy game

By |September 3rd, 2018|

The Blue Connection is a new business game where global competitors remodel a bicycle business for the circular economy. (But why blue and not green?)

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UK government arm chooses Taulia for supply chain finance

By |August 23rd, 2018|

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS), which handles procurement for UK government departments, has signed a £30m contract with Taulia.

UK’s Crown Commercial Service to headline at SCF Forum 2018

By |September 17th, 2018|

Matthew Sparkes of the UK's Crown Commercial Service, is to speak for the first time about his organisation's Supplier Early Payment Programme (SEPS).

  • Michiel Steeman

Viewpoint: Italy’s 1960s SCF lessons for today’s China

By |August 7th, 2018|

The birth of supply chain finance in Italy in 1963 carried risks that imperilled buyers and suppliers alike. China must ensure it does not repeat those mistakes.