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.
Forty Dutch companies have now signed the Betaalme.nu pledge. But a European version would work better for the largest companies whose supply chains span borders.
Blockchain and bitcoin have shown the world the concept of ‘permissionless’ participation. Inclusivity will be the next big step for SCF, says Douwe Lycklama.
Professor Nick Vyas from the USC Marshall School of Business sets out some of the major technology trends that could have a huge impact on supply chains.
There may be good reasons why a second attempt at implementing SCF will succeed more than the first, says Brian Shanahan. But only if the real lessons are learned.
Blockchain holds huge promise. That's why the SCF Community is taking part in a major programme to develop working pilot projects, says Michiel Steeman.
The flow of information is such an important part of the supply chain it could transform the role played by logistics service providers, says Michiel Steeman.
Procurement will wind up sacrificing suppliers like chess pawns if it relies on relentless price cutting. SCF offers a more strategic approach.