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“When a business starts to fail, SCF is like musical chairs”

By |February 26th, 2018|

Carillion's early payment facility for suppliers may have helped its supply chain when it was launched. But did it make matters worse as the company collapsed?

Slow and late: Exclusive analysis of UK payment ‘Duty’ filings

By |February 26th, 2018|

Our analysis of the filings under the new UK Duty to Report rules reveal a surprise: those with supply chain finance programmes are more likely to pay slow and late.

Key highlights and case studies of SCF Forum 2017

By |November 29th, 2017|

The fifth annual Supply Chain Finance Forum is now over with innovation being a key watchword. Read the highlights and case studies here.

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.

Critical issues: SCF beyond tier 1 and improving sustainability

By |December 4th, 2017|

There appears to be a major gap in the market when it comes to providing multi-tier financing for the suppliers of suppliers. Two years ago, a workshop at the SCF Forum focused on multi-tier financing, with a total of 23 banks and fintechs invited to talk about what they could do towards its development. In [...]

How logistics is changing in the SCF world

By |December 4th, 2017|

Newer players in the world of supply chain finance include logistic service providers. Until recently few saw them playing a key role in SCF, yet they know about financial and payment flows – and what goes where. That was the opening premise of Federico Caniato, professor at Politecnico di Milano, who moderated the workshop session [...]

Case study: AstraZeneca’s ethical SCF programme rollout

By |November 29th, 2017|

AstraZenecas procurement-driven supply chain finance programme has already got more than 900 suppliers enrolled, as Andrew Wilson explained.

Two approaches to boosting the supply chain’s bottom line

By |November 29th, 2017|

The 'Profit' track on boosting the bottom line heard about a market-based dynamic discounting model and vendor-managed coffee vending. 

Creating a supply chain finance investment class

By |November 29th, 2017|

Supply chain finance as an investment class requires more standardisation. Using insurance tools to adjust risk profiles is a good start.

Luxottica’s new SCF programme focuses on supplier benefits

By |November 29th, 2017|

Andrea Buralli of Luxottica Group explainshow the €9bn revenue eyewear group introduced a new SCF programme to benefit its suppliers.