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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.

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.