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  • Michiel Steeman

Viewpoint: Growth and change are this year’s SCF brushstrokes

By |November 20th, 2017|

The latest SCF Barometer supports our experience that supply chain finance is growing and changing - an indicator of how it and the profession are maturing.

Clearing the road ahead for prompt payment of carriers

By |October 12th, 2017|

Gráinne Fennell and Adrian Samuel of Elavon Freight Payment explain how digitising paper-based systems can improve cash flow and insight into data.

Data, regulations and education: Pillars of working capital strategy

By |November 7th, 2017|

A discussion of the challenges with data and benchmarking, new UK rules, implementing SCF and the findings of the latest Lloyds Bank Working Capital Index.

Viewpoint: The delusion of extending payment terms

By |November 6th, 2017|

Corporates that extend their payment terms to suppliers without offering a supply chain finance facility will eventually pay the price, says Prof Lisa Ellram.

Responsible supply chains: more than just a cost-benefit analysis

By |November 3rd, 2017|

A new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit and Standard Chartered highlights the importance of responsible supply chains and the role that SCF can play.

SCF is strategic area of high growth, say trade finance banks

By |October 13th, 2017|

Supply chain finance is seen as a promising area of growth by trade finance banks, but most are not in position to offer it as a product, says ICC.

  • Michiel Steeman

Viewpoint: Taking stock of inventory finance models

By |October 3rd, 2017|

For many companies, inventory finance has traditionally proved difficult to access. Logistics service providers are better able than the banks to provide it.

Faster invoice cycle times at the centre of payables strategy

By |October 4th, 2017|

Organisations need to put invoice handling at the top of their payments strategy agenda if they want to improve efficiencies and get supply chain finance benefits.

Ensuring SCF is an appropriate solution for your business

By |October 11th, 2017|

In this extract from their book Financing the End-to-End Supply Chain, the authors explain the criteria that determine whether SCF is right for your organisation.

The benefits of on-time payment (and how to make that happen)

By |September 29th, 2017|

Participants at the recent Working Capital Forum, supported by Basware, discussed payment targets and how supply chain finance and automation could help.