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About Andrew Sawers

Andrew Sawers is editor of SCF Briefing. He has been a business and financial journalist and editor for more than 25 years and is the winner of a number of awards.

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.

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.

Unpaid supplier bills “may go back months” as Carillion fails

By |January 15th, 2018|

Debt-laden construction firm criticised for supplier payments goes into liquidation after rescue efforts fail. Unpaid supplier bills may go back months.

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.

  • Taulia CEO Cedric Bru

Exclusive interview: How $20m helps Taulia focus its mind on A.I.

By |November 23rd, 2017|

Taulia CEO Cedric Bru says how recent equity issues have brought in strategic investors and funded the development of an artificial intelligence product.

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.

Hugo Boss studying blockchain to track goods in its supply chain

By |November 29th, 2017|

Andrea Redaelli from Hugo Boss presented a blockchain use case showing how it brings transparency into the ownership and transfer of goods.

Asian Development Bank and Deutsche do SCF for Landmark

By |November 23rd, 2017|

Banks unveil partnership to offer supply chain finance to SME suppliers of Middle East retailer Landmark Group, headquartered in the UAE.