Corporates that extend their payment terms to suppliers without offering a supply chain finance facility will eventually pay the price, says Prof Lisa Ellram.
For many companies, inventory finance has traditionally proved difficult to access. Logistics service providers are better able than the banks to provide it.
A new two-track system bridges supply chain strategy and finance - and brings together students from across the globe for a career-enhancing experience.
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.
Procurement specialist Bertrand Maltaverne explains why blockchain has tremendous value to offer by creating 'digital trust' in data and relationships.
As Latin America becomes increasingly attractive as a trade partner, Oliver Belin says businesses are realising the supply chain finance opportunities in the region.
After the inaugural Supply Chain Finance Community Forum Asia in Singapore, Michiel Steeman reflects on SCF in China and the rest of the region.
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.
New business models are relieving suppliers of their financing costs, improving buyers' cost of goods sold and introducing new opportunities for SCF.
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.