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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.

  • 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.

  • Michiel Steeman

Why everyone wins in the new Global Student Challenge final

By |September 18th, 2017|

A new two-track system bridges supply chain strategy and finance - and brings together students from across the globe for a career-enhancing experience.

  • Michiel Steeman

Viewpoint: Looking at SCF as a supply chain risk mitigation tool

By |July 8th, 2017|

SCF is well known as a tool for optimising working capital. But we need to think more about its ability to remove many kinds of risks from the supply chain.

Blockchain: The opportunities for procurement and supply chain

By |September 4th, 2017|

Procurement specialist Bertrand Maltaverne explains why blockchain has tremendous value to offer by creating 'digital trust' in data and relationships.

Viewpoint: Supply chain finance plots a course for Latin America

By |June 19th, 2017|

As Latin America becomes increasingly attractive as a trade partner, Oliver Belin says businesses are realising the supply chain finance opportunities in the region.

  • Michiel Steeman

Viewpoint: Lessons in progress and opportunity from Singapore

By |June 12th, 2017|

After the inaugural Supply Chain Finance Community Forum Asia in Singapore, Michiel Steeman reflects on SCF in China and the rest of the region.

Viewpoint: After Abengoa, what’s the future for reverse factoring?

By |May 18th, 2017|

Analysts are looking more carefully at the balance sheets of companies that have SCF programmes in place. Erwin Matthijssen of M3 Consultancy considers the implications.

  • Michiel Steeman

Viewpoint: Redraw the map to reduce suppliers’ finance costs

By |May 7th, 2017|

New business models are relieving suppliers of their financing costs, improving buyers' cost of goods sold and introducing new opportunities for SCF.

  • Michiel Steeman

Viewpoint: Supply chain finance in the circular economy

By |April 2nd, 2017|

The circular economy will create new models of asset ownership, creating the concept of the 'product as a service'. Supply chain finance has to rise to this challenge.