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China’s government joins supply chain finance focus

By |April 19th, 2018|

China’s fifth SCF Innovation Summit was held in Shenzhen on March 30. Last year saw the government release its first policy paper and focus on supply chain finance.

  • Luca Gelsomino

“Bringing the academic world more into the corporate world”

By |February 25th, 2018|

The SCF Community names Luca Gelsomino as its first-ever academic director, highlighting the need for collaboration between corporate players and academia.

The voice of academia: Hua Song of Renmin University, Beijing

By |February 27th, 2018|

Luca Gelsomino, academic director of the SCF Community, asks Prof Hua Song of Renmin University, Beijing, about his recent research and SCF in China.

Gold goes to Metso in 2017 Supply Chain Finance Awards

By |November 29th, 2017|

Metso Corporation wins top award at 2017 Supply Chain Finance Awards which recognised innovators and named Robert Barnes SCF Leader of the Year.

  • 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.

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.

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 [...]

Puratos’ phase one SCF partnership with BBVA

By |December 4th, 2017|

Managing working capital can be challenging when customers want longer payment terms, said Lieven De Weder, group purchasing manager for Belgian group Puratos. The company is an international group with subsidiaries in 70 countries, specialising in the production of ingredients for bakery, chocolates, cake mixes and patisserie. It invests heavily in R&D and innovation, out [...]

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 [...]

Siemens’ SCF programme has almost 2,800 suppliers

By |December 4th, 2017|

By any measure, Germany’s global engineering and technology services group Siemens is a big corporate beast. Boris Huttenlocher, a senior financial consultant in the group’s financial services business outlined just how big a force it is in his case study. Siemens celebrates its 170th anniversary this year and in 2016 total revenues reached €83bn, while [...]